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Winter is Here!

Be prepared everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio/television to stay informed about winter storm watches, warnings and advisories. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm. People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold, and heart …

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“Summer is here… BE PREPARED”

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …

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“TORNADOES”

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be …

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Prepare for Winter Storms and Cold

Garrard County has experienced a wide range of winter weather of the past few years. The Ice Storm of 2009 was a challenging time for the entire state while the winter of 2011-12 had hardly any snowfall or terribly cold temperatures. What we all need to do is be prepared …

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Earthquake felt in Garrard County

Citizens of Garrard County have reported feeling tremors from an earthquake focused near Whitesburg, KY at 12:08PM on Saturday afternoon. No injuries or major damage has been reported in Garrard County nor in Whitesburg, KY at this time. Tremors have been reported as far away as Cincinnati, OH and Atlanta, GA. …

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“EXTREME HEAT”

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …

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Lightning!

Here is how to protect yourself from lightning when working outdoors during stormy weather: Stay away from bodies of water. Do not use any plug-in power tools or machines. Do not stand by metal  objects, pipes, light poles, door frames, metal fences or communication towers. Find shelter other than a …

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Winter Weather Safety

Be prepared everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio/television to stay informed about winter storm watches, warnings and advisories. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm. People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold, and heart …