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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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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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