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FEMA Seeks to Move Construction Away From Flood Zones

Obama administration emergency managers are proposing to toughen the requirements for federally funded construction projects to try to make flood-prone communities more resilient to the increased risks of flooding expected to be caused by global warming. The Federal Emergency Management on Monday proposed the rules, which would require federally funded …

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CSEPP

Start-Up Team Tests Generators at Kentucky Plant

Systemization team members are testing Standby Diesel Generators at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP), in order to provide adequate power to the site in an emergency. “This is the equivalent of a Navy shakedown cruise,” said Gary Price, electrical engineer, BGCAPP. “We are testing the generators to ensure …

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Preparedness

“It’s Not Just A Stop Sign”

As a new school approaches for hundreds of thousands of Kentucky schoolchildren, motorists will soon start seeing reminders across the state to watch out for stopped school buses. “It’s not JUST a stop sign, it’s a child’s life.” “It is paramount that our children arrive at school and back home safely …

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How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

 As people age, they are at added risk for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA). This is particularly true for those with chronic health issues, the agency cautions. Heat fatigue, heat-related dizziness, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all …

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Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

Top 10 List of Steps to Get Ready for Emergencies for Parents/Guardians of Children with Disabilities/Special Health Care Needs If you do nothing else to get ready, think about taking 10 key emergency preparedness steps: 1. Hold a Family Discussion. Talk to your family about emergencies. Pick a date to …

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Practice HEAT SAFETY Wherever You Are

How to Respond to Excessive Heat Events Slow down: reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors. Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and …

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5 Ways to Stay Safe in A Tornado

DON’T RELY ON SIRENS: Take cover if you do hear a siren. But be aware that sirens typically warn across entire counties and can’t be heard inside. Instead, get a weather radio and a GPS-based weather app that will wake and warn you if you’re in the path. AVOID MOBILE …

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Cleaning Up After a Flood

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. Flooding can occur slowly over many days leaving enough time to evacuate in advance or prepare to be home for several days without power, water, or access to roads or services. Or, as in the …

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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 …

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Winter Weather-Indoor Safety

HIGHLIGHTS Use fireplaces, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home. Keep as much heat as possible inside your home. Check the temperature …

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