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Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

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 …

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Winter Weather Checklists

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 …

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Private Driveway Snow Removal

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 …

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Home heating and portable generator safety

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 …

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Winter Storms/ Extreme Cold Be Prepared

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 …

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Reflecting On Winter Storm Titan

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 . …

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“Beat the Heat”

Summer is finally here! What better ways to enjoy the sun and warm weather than with a dip in the pool, a baseball game, or neighborhood BBQ! And while summer is a great time to sit back and enjoy the weather, heat hazards can turn a picnic into panic. Heat …

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Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16-22,

On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather related event. It is a threat to life and property that can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories at any time of year.  In 2013, the nation watched as deadly floods …

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Warming Stations Opened

Local churches have opened several warming stations throughout the city of Lancaster and in Garrard County. Anyone without power and water are welcome to any of the three warming stations. These warming stations will provide heat, water and coffee. We have been advised that the electric companies are working around …

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WIND CHILL CHART

Wind chill is not the actual temperature but rather how wind and how cold feels on exposed skin. As the wind increases, heat is carried away from the body at an accelerated rate, driving down the body temperature. Animals are also affected by wind chill; however, cars, plants and other …