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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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CSEPP

“U.S. To Destroy Its Largest Remaining Chemical Weapons Cache”

 The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars. The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado plans to start neutralizing 2,600 tons of aging mustard …

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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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Winter Storms/ Extreme Cold Be Prepared

BEFORE Build an emergency kit. Make a family communications plan. Help your parents sprinkle sand on sidewalks and walkways. This helps to make them less slippery. Make sure you dress warmly and have extra blankets! Bring pets inside. DURING Stay inside! Sidewalks can be very slippery and you can hurt yourself if you fall. If you …

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Preparedness

Home Makeover: Winter Edition

  Just as you would add winter care items to your emergency kit to prepare for the upcoming season, your home can also use a winter makeover. Properly preparing your home for cold temperatures can keep you safe and warm, and lower your energy costs. Here are a few tips …

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CSEPP

EOC Construction Update Dec. 1

The staff here at Garrard County EMA/CSEPP and over at Bluegrass 911 are very excited about the construction of the new facility that will become the new home for both agencies. We plan on writing updates and sharing photos about the progress of the construction on a regular basis. So keep …

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“HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS”

Garrard County Emergency Management would like to wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”. Here are some quick reminders for you to help make your Holiday Travels safer in a vehicle. Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car: •Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing. …

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Golden Alert – 25 Nov 2014

A Golden Alert has been issued for a Roger Isaacs, a 67 year old resident of Lancaster, KY. Mr Isaacs suffers from early stages of dementia and has not been seen or heard from since approximately 10:30 Tuesday morning. Isaacs is described as a white male, approximately 6’1” tall and …

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