Disaster Response and Preparedness

10 Motorcycle Safety Tips Every Rider Should Know

10 Motorcycle Safety Tips Every Rider Should Know

May 20, 2017

There’s no denying that motorcycles are cool, fun and fuel-efficient. But it’s also true that riding a motorcycle is more risky than driving a car. The reality is, a crash as a motorcyclist is about 30 times more likely to be fatal than as a motorist, there are plenty of dedicated riders who are able to steer clear of accidents and enjoy their bikes without...

Keep Food Safe in a Power Outage

Keep Food Safe in a Power Outage

Apr 29, 2017

How long will food stored in the refrigerator be safe to eat during a power outage? Emergencies happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy begins with an emergency plan. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage.  Minimize the potential loss of food and...

“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...

Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

Nov 8, 2016

More than 300,000 Kentucky hunters preparing for this years deer season should be aware there are at least 22 wildland fires burning, many in southeast Kentucky, as drought conditions persist across the state. About 14,000 acres have burned in the Commonwealth since Oct. 29. Hunters also need to check the counties they will be hunting to see if their have been...

“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...

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...