Plans and Tips

“Beware of the Dangers from Alternative Heating Sources during Power Outages”

  Generators and Kerosene Heaters Alternative power sources such as generators and kerosene heaters are commonly used during electrical power outages. Improper usage of these devices can cause carbon monoxide to build up in homes or garages, resulting in sudden illness and death. Seek medical attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and …

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“Safe Drinking Water”

Safe Drinking Water When power goes out, water purification systems may not be functioning fully. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water. Your state, local, or tribal health department can make specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area. Here are …

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“Food Safety”

Food Safety If the power is out for less than 2 hours, then the food in your refrigerator and freezer will be safe to consume. While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food cold for longer. If the power …

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“Family Christmas Stocking “

Are you, your family and friends prepared for any top of disaster? Do you know where your flashlight, wrench, battery powered radio are? Well how about this year for Christmas you purchase a Christmas Stocking for the entire family, and have everyone help fill it with items to start your …

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Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance in a Disaster:Think Beyond the Emergency Kit

Looking at the situation in New York and New Jersey we can see two time-streams of emergency preparedness and response: there is the immediate onset of crisis and then there are the accumulating factors for people who have not considered themselves particularly vulnerable, but find that their health and well-being …

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“Would you be prepared if an Earthquake Occurred Today?”

With all of the recent earthquakes that have been felt throughout Kentucky including Garrard County, now is a good time to think about your family. There are several seismic zones in Kentucky. We have included suggestion for a plan for your family along with some general tips for earthquake preparedness. …

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“Prepare for Winter Weather”

As winter weather will be returning. Snow and ice can present some dangerous situations. As we all know from past years experience ice can cause the loss of electricity sometimes for many days.  Keep some extra snack bars, peanut butter crackers around. Throw a blanket or two in the car …

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Fire Safety Tip

HOME FIRES Inspire others to act by being an example yourself,Pledge to Prepare & tell others about it! Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.  Home fires …

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“If the lights go out, ARE YOU PREPARED?”

If the lights go out, are you prepared?  Are you prepared in case of an emergency? Kentuckians including citizens of Garrard County face many challenges throughout the year, from tornadoes, flooding, winter storms to man-made hazards,  every household should be prepared to face these challenges at any given time. Although …

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“Disabilities: Emergency Preparedness Training”

For the millions of Americans with disabilities, emergencies such as fires and floods present real challenges. Learn how people with disabilities, their families, and first responders can plan ahead for safety during a disaster. More than 1 in 5 Americans have a disability, and many more are at risk for …