Disaster Response and Preparedness

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...

EOC Update March 2nd

EOC Update March 2nd

Mar 3, 2015

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Tips for Blackouts

Tips for Blackouts

Mar 3, 2015

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, because water expands as it freezes. Chilled or frozen...

ERRONEOUS MEDIA REPORTS

ERRONEOUS MEDIA REPORTS

Feb 19, 2015

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 Depot has been closed this week due to inclement weather, and...

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Feb 15, 2015

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 exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs,...

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...