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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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Plans and Tips

Dangers of Frostbite

While the same level of bundling isn’t always necessary here in Kentuckiana, dressing in layers is always a good bet. And listen up outside on days when schools and businesses are closed because of ice, snow or dangerously cold temperatures. When kids don’t want to play in the winter wonderland, …

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“FEMA Launches Spanish-Language App”

FEMA launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep families and communities safer. The app offers a wide array of information for the public and disaster survivors, preparedness tips, locations of nearby shelters, what to include in an emergency …

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CSEPP

“Traffic Control Trailer’

Lancaster Police Department received the new Traffic Control Trailer that was purchased for their use as part of the CSEPP program. This was obtained by Garrard EMA/CSEPP through the CSEPP federal grant program. This trailer will be available for use by any local, or other  agencies as needed. Lancaster Police …

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The First Step

Creating a family emergency plan begins with writing down important information.

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“Lightning Safety Myths and Facts “

Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year. Myth: If it’s not raining or there aren’t clouds overhead, you’re safe from lightning. Fact: …

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Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 22-28, 2014 Lightning: What You Need to Know NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!! If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or …

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“Beat the Heat”

Summer is finally here! What better ways to enjoy the sun and warm weather than with a dip in the pool, a baseball game, or neighborhood BBQ! And while summer is a great time to sit back and enjoy the weather, heat hazards can turn a picnic into panic. Heat …

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 Tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning or fire hazards: · Generators should only be operated outside in well-ventilated areas and never in a garage, basement or breezeway. · Do not operate generators near windows, doors or in other areas where exhaust fumes could be drawn into a home or other …

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