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“Chemical Construction Plant 60% done”

By Greg Kocher — gkocher1@herald-leader.com RICHMOND — 2012 was the year that construction passed the halfway mark for the pilot plant in Madison County that will destroy tons of chemical weapons. The $1.8 billion construction project at Blue Grass Army Depot south of Richmond is 60 percent finished. Construction should be …

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Featured Article

Shelter-In-Place “Safe Room in your Home”

WHY: Your house provides a good first layer barrier against chemical airborne. Additional protection is achieved by tightly sealing one room of your home that you have pre-designated and prepared WHAT:  A safe room  is one that can easily and quickly be sealed to  protect you from airborne agents. It …

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CSEPP

” EMA/CSEPP Agreement Extended by School Board”

Recent discussions about the need to increase shelter availability in Garrard County prompted the need to request an extension of an emergency agreement. CSEPP Director Jay Overman attended the December School Board meeting to make this request. CSEPP(Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program) which is a division of the local Emergency …

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CSEPP

“Army Announces Plans to test Rocket Fuel in M-55 Rockets at Depot”

    The Blue Grass Army Depot held a meeting Tuesday, December 11th to inform the public of a plan to move some of the rockets for testing. The last time the rockets were checked was in the 80’s, so the army want to confirm they are still stable.  After …

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CSEPP

“Kentucky Chemical Weapons Disposal Plant to Get $36M in Extra Funding”

The U.S. Defense Department has shifted $36.4 million in additional funds toward building the chemical weapons disposal plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky. reported on Tuesday. The Obama administration had requested $115 million for the project in fiscal 2013, which began on Oct. 1. However, in the …

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“Family Christmas Stocking “

Are you, your family and friends prepared for any top of disaster? Do you know where your flashlight, wrench, battery powered radio are? Well how about this year for Christmas you purchase a Christmas Stocking for the entire family, and have everyone help fill it with items to start your …

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Severe Weather

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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Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance in a Disaster:Think Beyond the Emergency Kit

Looking at the situation in New York and New Jersey we can see two time-streams of emergency preparedness and response: there is the immediate onset of crisis and then there are the accumulating factors for people who have not considered themselves particularly vulnerable, but find that their health and well-being …

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“Would you be prepared if an Earthquake Occurred Today?”

With all of the recent earthquakes that have been felt throughout Kentucky including Garrard County, now is a good time to think about your family. There are several seismic zones in Kentucky. We have included suggestion for a plan for your family along with some general tips for earthquake preparedness. …

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“Prepare for Winter Weather”

As winter weather will be returning. Snow and ice can present some dangerous situations. As we all know from past years experience ice can cause the loss of electricity sometimes for many days.  Keep some extra snack bars, peanut butter crackers around. Throw a blanket or two in the car …

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