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Thunderstorm and Lightning

To prepare for a thunderstorm, you should do the following: To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm. Postpone outdoor activities. Remember the 30/30 …

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“New Media Campaign”

After a year of planning and selecting an ad agency, we are pleased to announce that the new media campaign for CSEPP has finally started. The new website for the campaign will be www.PrepareKY.com. The campaign is titled “Be Aware. Learn How to Prepare.”  Television ads will begin running on …

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Chemical Weapons Facility Completes Major Structural Steel On Main Processing Building

Construction crews at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) achieved another milestone this month, safely installing the final pieces of major structural steel into the plant’s Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB) at the Blue Grass Army Depot. The milestone represents the successful completion of a 10-year design and construction …

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The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

Earthquakes are inevitable but the damage is not — even in a very large earthquake. Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. The seven steps that follow include actions to keep you and your loved ones safe, reduce potential damage and recover …

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WLKY Investigates: Toxic neighbors

WLKY-TV(ABC) Feb. 4, 2013 BySteve Burgin RICHMOND, Ky. —A project is underway right now in Kentucky that will cost more than the two Ohio River Bridges combined.Just south of Lexington, in Madison County, some of the most dangerous chemical weapons on earth are stored at the Bluegrass Army Depot.From start …

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Get Ready To Shake Out

201 years ago, on January 23rd at 9:15 a.m., a major earthquake struck the central United States near New Madrid, Missouri.  The second in a series of at least three magnitude 7.0-8.0 earthquakes, an earthquake of this size today would be felt by millions of people and cause billions of dollars …

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Snow Shoveling Safety

It happens every winter … snow falls, usually leaving piles of the stuff to clear from your sidewalks and driveway. Consider the following before you grab your shovel after a major snowfall.   The good news is that 15 minutes of snow shoveling counts as moderate physical activity according to the …

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“Beware of the Dangers from Alternative Heating Sources during Power Outages”

  Generators and Kerosene Heaters Alternative power sources such as generators and kerosene heaters are commonly used during electrical power outages. Improper usage of these devices can cause carbon monoxide to build up in homes or garages, resulting in sudden illness and death. Seek medical attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and …

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“Safe Drinking Water”

Safe Drinking Water When power goes out, water purification systems may not be functioning fully. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water. Your state, local, or tribal health department can make specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area. Here are …

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“Food Safety”

Food Safety If the power is out for less than 2 hours, then the food in your refrigerator and freezer will be safe to consume. While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food cold for longer. If the power …

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