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Family Supply List

Emergency Supplies Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents. Recommended Supplies to Include in a …

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“Blackout Tips”

1. Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts. 2. Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there’s room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, …

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Frostbite and Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops less than 95F. IT CAN KILL. For those who survive, there are likely to be lasting kidney, liver and pancreas problems. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorentation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. Take the person’s …

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WIND CHILL CHART

Wind chill is not the actual temperature but rather how wind and how cold feels on exposed skin. As the wind increases, heat is carried away from the body at an accelerated rate, driving down the body temperature. Animals are also affected by wind chill; however, cars, plants and other …

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“Prevent Kitchen Fires”

Even though Fire Prevention Week is over, it was held from October 6-12 all of our local fire departments are joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.’ During this year’s fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word …

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“Fall Break Traveling Tips”

6 Driving Safety Tips to Stay Protected on the Road 1. Stay focused on defensive driving Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times. Use defensive driving techniques and be aware of what others around you are doing and expect the unexpected. Don’t use a cell phone or …

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“Watch for the Buses”

BUS SAFETY: Sit still so the driver can pay attention to the road.Kentucky has more than 1,200 schools.  More than a 648,000 children and teens depend on buses to get them safely to and from school every day. They also depend on us to know the law and drive safely …

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“Summer is here… BE PREPARED”

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …

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“Disaster and Emergency Animal Shelter”

The Garrard County Animal Control office now has a disaster and emergency shelter animal trailer unit.  The Garrard County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) through the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) purchased the trailer earlier this year. The self-contained trailer has the capibilties to hold a little over a dozen …

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“Don’t Drink the Pool Water”

Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the bugs floating around in pools, but  human waste, it seems, is resistant. CDC reports that in recent tests more than 50% were ccontaminated with E. coli. When a pool is properly chlorinated though the ph levels should be killed off properly. …

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