Disaster Response and Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

Jun 19, 2016

Top 10 List of Steps to Get Ready for Emergencies for Parents/Guardians of Children with Disabilities/Special Health Care Needs If you do nothing else to get ready, think about taking 10 key emergency preparedness steps: 1. Hold a Family Discussion. Talk to your family about emergencies. Pick a date to start getting ready. 2. Know about Likely Emergencies. Know...

Winter Weather Checklists

Winter Weather Checklists

Jan 24, 2016

Communication Checklist Make sure you have at least one of the following in case there is a power failure: Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries. Battery-powered radio, with extra batteries, for listening to local emergency instructions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio receiver for listening to National Weather...

Private Driveway Snow Removal

Private Driveway Snow Removal

Mar 6, 2015

We have had numerous calls for snow removal of private roads and driveways. The County road department is not able to remove snow from private property by law. We have put together a list of snow removal companies and private individuals. This is not an exclusive list nor is this an endorsement of the companies/individuals. (859) 339-3969 (859) 797-9857 (859)...

Home heating and portable generator safety

Home heating and portable generator safety

Feb 15, 2015

Heating Safety Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment. This includes furnaces, fireplaces, wood stoves and portable space heaters. If there are children in your home, create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around space heaters and open fires. Never use your oven to heat your home. For fuel-burning space heaters, always use...

Winter Storms/ Extreme Cold Be Prepared

Winter Storms/ Extreme Cold Be Prepared

Jan 13, 2015

BEFORE Build an emergency kit. Make a family communications plan. Help your parents sprinkle sand on sidewalks and walkways. This helps to make them less slippery. Make sure you dress warmly and have extra blankets! Bring pets inside. DURING Stay inside! Sidewalks can be very slippery and you can hurt yourself if you fall. If you are outside helping to...

Reflecting On Winter Storm Titan

Reflecting On Winter Storm Titan

Nov 20, 2014

The first week of March 2014 and its Winter Storm Titan provided many challenges to Garrard County and City of Lancaster citizens and governments. The weather predictions and what was done has been reviewed by the staff at Garrard County EMA in order to make sure the response was appropriate . The Forecast Initial projections form the National Weather Service...