Disaster Response and Preparedness

“Holiday Shopping Safety Tips”

“Holiday Shopping Safety Tips”

Nov 25, 2016

 The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) provides these safety tips for  holiday shopping. Shopping in Stores  Do not buy more than you can carry.  Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or asking a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.  Save all receipts.  Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a...

GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

Nov 7, 2016

Burn bans generally prohibit the following: Burning of forest, grass, crops, woodlands, marshes or other similar areas. Burning leaves or debris. Campfires, bonfires and warming fires. Open pit cooking and charcoal grilling. Use of fireworks and welding may also be prohibited or regulated.                                                ...

How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

Oct 28, 2016

Face Facts: Masks can obstruct your child’s view, instead apply nontoxic face paints. Make sure oversized hats, helmets, or headpieces won’t interfere with their vision. Costume Cautions: Choose bright colors that make your child more visible in the dark. Any store bought costumes and accessories (masks, beards, wigs) must be labeled “flame...

“Don’t GET CAUGHT IN THE DARK”

“Don’t GET CAUGHT IN THE DARK”

Sep 23, 2016

If the lights go out, are you prepared?  Are you prepared in case of an emergency? 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 state and local governments are expected to assist the...

U.S. set to destroy chemical weapon stockpile in southern Colorado

U.S. set to destroy chemical weapon stockpile in southern Colorado

Sep 6, 2016

By Dan Elliott, Associated Press DENVER — The U.S. Army plans to start operating a $4.5 billion plant next week that will destroy the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent, complying with an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, officials said Wednesday. The largely automated plant at the military’s Pueblo Chemical Depot in...

Emergency Communication Plan

Emergency Communication Plan

Sep 6, 2016

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan: How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings? Have you subscribed to Garrard County Code Red Alerts? How will my family/household get to safe locations for...