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“TORNADOES”

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be …

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Thunderstorm and Lightning

To prepare for a thunderstorm, you should do the following: To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm. Postpone outdoor activities. Remember the 30/30 …

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The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

Earthquakes are inevitable but the damage is not — even in a very large earthquake. Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. The seven steps that follow include actions to keep you and your loved ones safe, reduce potential damage and recover …

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“Beware of the Dangers from Alternative Heating Sources during Power Outages”

  Generators and Kerosene Heaters Alternative power sources such as generators and kerosene heaters are commonly used during electrical power outages. Improper usage of these devices can cause carbon monoxide to build up in homes or garages, resulting in sudden illness and death. Seek medical attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and …

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“Safe Drinking Water”

Safe Drinking Water When power goes out, water purification systems may not be functioning fully. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water. Your state, local, or tribal health department can make specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area. Here are …

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“Food Safety”

Food Safety If the power is out for less than 2 hours, then the food in your refrigerator and freezer will be safe to consume. While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food cold for longer. If the power …

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“Family Christmas Stocking “

Are you, your family and friends prepared for any top of disaster? Do you know where your flashlight, wrench, battery powered radio are? Well how about this year for Christmas you purchase a Christmas Stocking for the entire family, and have everyone help fill it with items to start your …

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Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance in a Disaster:Think Beyond the Emergency Kit

Looking at the situation in New York and New Jersey we can see two time-streams of emergency preparedness and response: there is the immediate onset of crisis and then there are the accumulating factors for people who have not considered themselves particularly vulnerable, but find that their health and well-being …

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“Would you be prepared if an Earthquake Occurred Today?”

With all of the recent earthquakes that have been felt throughout Kentucky including Garrard County, now is a good time to think about your family. There are several seismic zones in Kentucky. We have included suggestion for a plan for your family along with some general tips for earthquake preparedness. …

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“Prepare for Winter Weather”

As winter weather will be returning. Snow and ice can present some dangerous situations. As we all know from past years experience ice can cause the loss of electricity sometimes for many days.  Keep some extra snack bars, peanut butter crackers around. Throw a blanket or two in the car …

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