Severe Weather

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 …

Preparedness

Tips for Blackouts

1. Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts. 2. Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there’s room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, …

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ERRONEOUS MEDIA REPORTS

BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky. ⎯  The Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) began receiving reports at approximately 1327 hrs., concerning social media reports of a chemical leak at the depot.  This story was based on the monthly siren that sounded on Wednesday, the 18th, the fact that Blue Grass Army …

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the “strength” of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are …

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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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“HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS”

Garrard County Emergency Management would like to wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”. Here are some quick reminders for you to help make your Holiday Travels safer in a vehicle. Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car: •Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing. …

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Preparedness Survey

This week many of you have or will receive a letter from our office asking you to participate in an online survey. If you receive this letter you were randomly selected and participation is greatly appreciated. The survey is short and will only take about 10 minutes to complete. If …

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Website 100% Again!

Here at Garrard County Emergency Management we pride ourselves on knowing a bit of everything. We have experienced professionals from industries such as medical, fire-fighting, law enforcement, military, business and obviously government service. The one area that I thought I represented well enough was Information Technology. April was a humbling …

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“Blackout Tips”

1. Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts. 2. Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there’s room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, …