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Blue Alerts Notify the Public When Police Are Injured or Killed

The Blue Alerts are delivered through FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System to notify the public of imminent danger. It’s already played a role in the capture of one cop killer. When Newman, Calif., police officer, Ronil Singh, was murdered in December 2018, a Blue Alert was issued to …

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              Build A Kit Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to …

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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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How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

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 …


“It’s Not Just A Stop Sign”

As a new school approaches for hundreds of thousands of Kentucky schoolchildren, motorists will soon start seeing reminders across the state to watch out for stopped school buses. “It’s not JUST a stop sign, it’s a child’s life.” “It is paramount that our children arrive at school and back home safely …

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5 Ways to Stay Safe in A Tornado

DON’T RELY ON SIRENS: Take cover if you do hear a siren. But be aware that sirens typically warn across entire counties and can’t be heard inside. Instead, get a weather radio and a GPS-based weather app that will wake and warn you if you’re in the path. AVOID MOBILE …

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Winter Weather-Indoor Safety

HIGHLIGHTS Use fireplaces, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home. Keep as much heat as possible inside your home. Check the temperature …

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“FEMA Launches Spanish-Language App”

FEMA launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep families and communities safer. The app offers a wide array of information for the public and disaster survivors, preparedness tips, locations of nearby shelters, what to include in an emergency …

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The First Step

Creating a family emergency plan begins with writing down important information.

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“Lightning Safety Myths and Facts “

Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year. Myth: If it’s not raining or there aren’t clouds overhead, you’re safe from lightning. Fact: …