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Reflecting On Winter Storm Titan

The first week of March 2014 and its Winter Storm Titan provided many challenges to Garrard County and City of Lancaster citizens and governments. The weather predictions and what was done has been reviewed by the staff at Garrard County EMA in order to make sure the response was appropriate . …

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CSEPP

“Garrard County New EOC Groundbreaking Held”

After over a year of purchasing property, planning, and bid process. The fiscal court earlier this month approved the bid packages paving the way for the Groundbreaking ceremony held on October 29th at 11:00am. The site of the new EOC (Emergency Operations Center) will be located at 278 Precision Court, in the industrial park property …

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Preparedness

Training – ICS 400 Dec 6-7

The Garrard County EMA/CSEPP office will be hosting ICS 400, Advanced ICS Command & General Staff for Complex Incidents, on Saturday, December 6-7 beginning at 8 AM. Anyone interested in attending the course should register on the Kentucky Emergency Management website. Other training opportunities in and around Garrard County can …

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CSEPP

Annual CSEPP Exercise

The Garrard County Emergency Management, local fire departments, Garrard County EMS, Bluegrass 911, Lancaster Police Department  and other government agencies will participate in the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise this Wednesday, September 17th from appoximately 8:30am until approximately 1:00pm.  The exercise typically simulates an accident involving chemical agents at the …

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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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New FEMA Flood Map Center

Redesigned FEMA Flood Map Service Center On Monday, July 28, the FEMA Risk MAP Program unveiled a redesigned FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC). A streamlined design and interface, significant technical improvements, and a set of new user features will enable the new MSC to serve as both an intuitive and user-friendly …

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The First Step

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

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CSEPP

Preparedness Survey

This week many of you have or will receive a letter from our office asking you to participate in an online survey. If you receive this letter you were randomly selected and participation is greatly appreciated. The survey is short and will only take about 10 minutes to complete. If …

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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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