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...

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...

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

Jul 19, 2016

 As people age, they are at added risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA). This is particularly true for those with chronic health issues, the agency cautions. Heat fatigue, heat-related dizziness, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all forms of hyperthermia. The condition...

Practice HEAT SAFETY Wherever You Are

Practice HEAT SAFETY Wherever You Are

Jun 19, 2016

How to Respond to Excessive Heat Events Slow down: reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors. Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and...