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Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 22-28, 2014 Lightning: What You Need to Know NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!! If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or …

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House, Senate agree on chemical weapons destruction funding

With Construction 82 percent complete at BGCAPP more good news was received this week. Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have agreed to spend nearly $596 million in the coming year on programs to destroy chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot and at Pueblo, Colo. Craig …

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“Beat the Heat”

Summer is finally here! What better ways to enjoy the sun and warm weather than with a dip in the pool, a baseball game, or neighborhood BBQ! And while summer is a great time to sit back and enjoy the weather, heat hazards can turn a picnic into panic. Heat …

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House votes to fully fund weapons plant construction

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday evening that “fully funds” the remaining construction of the chemical weapons destruction plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot. The bill would provide the exact level of funding the Defense Department requested “to complete the construction of this project on time” …

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BGCA M55 Rocket Separation Operation Concludes

M55 Rocket Separation Operation Concludes BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Richmond, Ky. May 13, 2014. – The Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA)separated the last M55 rocket motor as part of the M55 Rocket Motor Separation Operation   The operation, which began on March 26, 2014, was completed safely and without incident …

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Website 100% Again!

Here at Garrard County Emergency Management we pride ourselves on knowing a bit of everything. We have experienced professionals from industries such as medical, fire-fighting, law enforcement, military, business and obviously government service. The one area that I thought I represented well enough was Information Technology. April was a humbling …

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Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16-22,

On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather related event. It is a threat to life and property that can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories at any time of year.  In 2013, the nation watched as deadly floods …

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Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Permit Class 3 Modification Request

Background: The Blue Grass Army Depot, located near Richmond, Ky., provides conventional ammunition services, chemical defense equipment management and manufacturing capabilities for the Department of Defense. The Blue Grass Chemical Activity, a tenant of the 15,000-acre depot, is responsible for safekeeping the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the depot. The Program …

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 Tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning or fire hazards: · Generators should only be operated outside in well-ventilated areas and never in a garage, basement or breezeway. · Do not operate generators near windows, doors or in other areas where exhaust fumes could be drawn into a home or other …

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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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