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Heat Safety for People and Pets in Vehicles

With the summer months upon us, now is the time to learn about the dangers of heatstroke and being trapped in a hot car. Learn how the temperature outside may affect the temperature inside your vehicle. Heatstroke is dangerous and can be deadly. Never leave children, pets, or older adults unattended …

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10 Motorcycle Safety Tips Every Rider Should Know

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 …

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Keep Food Safe in a Power Outage

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 …

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“Holiday Shopping Safety Tips”

 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 …

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Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

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 …

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“Don’t GET CAUGHT IN THE DARK”

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 …

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Emergency Communication Plan

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 …

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How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

 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 …

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Practice HEAT SAFETY Wherever You Are

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 …

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Cleaning Up After a Flood

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. Flooding can occur slowly over many days leaving enough time to evacuate in advance or prepare to be home for several days without power, water, or access to roads or services. Or, as in the …