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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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Sign Up for Public Emergency Alerts

Garrard County Emergency Management Agency/CSEPP has had a tremendous amount of calls about the public emergency alert system since last week’s “Boil Water” advisory. The CodeRED system allows Garrard EMA/CSEPP and Blue Grass 911 to rapidly send out phone calls, texts, emails and TTY/TTD messages regarding dangerous situations to the …

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Severe Weather

Warming Stations Opened

Local churches have opened several warming stations throughout the city of Lancaster and in Garrard County. Anyone without power and water are welcome to any of the three warming stations. These warming stations will provide heat, water and coffee. We have been advised that the electric companies are working around …

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“Water Line Break in Lancaster REPAIRED!”

The water line break that was discovered early this morning at Buckeye and Hamilton has been repaired at this time. The valves have been reopened and the water system and water towers have been refilled to a safe level allowing water customers to resume normal usage except for drinking. All …

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CSEPP

“Codell Construction selected for EOC Construction”

After a selection process was completed by the Garrard EOC committee, Garrard County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of “Codell Construction”  for the new $3.1 million Garrard County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Funds acquired by Garrard County EMA/CSEPP will be used for the construction of this facility which will also include Blue …

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CSEPP

A Look at the Massive Ship That Will Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons

To neutralize the most dangerous chemicals stockpiled by Syria in a weapons program that brought global attention to a violent civil war, the international community will rely on a massive ship currently docked in Portsmouth, Va.: the MV (motor vessel) Cape Ray, a transport and humanitarian-response vessel owned by the …

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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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SNOW/ICE STORM SAFETY TIPS

If you must be Outside:   Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing, instead of one heavy coat. Wear a good pair of gloves and a hat that covers your ears. Drink plenty of fluids. Seek medical attention immediately if you have symptoms of hypothermia including confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. …

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CSEPP

“BGCAPP 75 percent Complete”

Bechtel Parsons announced this week that the plant’s construction is 75% complete. However, system installation and testing of all of the systems means that destruction is still on schedule.   It was discussed at last week quarterly meeting about one of the latest safety issues that John Barton, chief scientist …

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