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Home Heating Safety

As we begin to turn the heat up inside our homes we need to remember a few safety tips. We heat our homes in different ways, some of us use gas or propane, others use fireplaces or wood stoves and others use electric. No matter how you heat your home there are a few safety …

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Winter Weather Driving Tips

Most people are not formally trained on how to drive in hazardous weather conditions. Many people become very nervous and then confusion prevails. Here are some driving tips to help you steer clear of trouble when driving in heavy rain, sleet, snow or ice. SLOW DOWN – It does not matter what type of vehicle you …

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The Estill County EMA/CSEPP office wants you know that carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States. Such common items as automotive exhaust, home heating systems and obstructed chimneys can produce the colorless, odorless gas. The gas can also be produced by poorly vented generators, …

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Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe Weather Preparedness   Flash Flooding Safety Rules Flash floods and floods are the #1 storm related killer in Kentucky and across the United States. If Driving, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS! Even if it looks shallow enough to cross. The majority of deaths due to flooding are due to people driving through flooded areas. Water …

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