Category Archive: Emergency Management

Oct 23

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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Oct 23

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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Aug 01

Lightning Safety

Did You Know? In the United States there are an estimated twenty-five million lightning flashes every year!1 A spark of lightning can reach 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit and contain 100 million electrical volts!2 These are some pretty staggering numbers and if you are struck by lightning they don’t paint a very pretty picture.  So what is …

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Aug 01

Summer Safety

POOL SAFETY Never leave a child unattended near water in a pool, tub, bucket or ocean.  There is no substitute for adult supervision. Designate a “Water Watcher” to maintain constant watch over children in the pool during gatherings. Keep a phone at poolside so that you never have to leave the pool to answer the …

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Aug 01

Back To School Safety

          Schools in Estill County will open soon and the Estill Emergency Management would like to give a few safety tips to help make the school year a little easier for everyone.  BACKPACK SAFETY Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. Pack light. Organize the backpack …

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Mar 09

March 9 Storm Update

**Volunteers** If you want to volunteer with a clean-up crew please register at the Estill County Fair Barn between 9:30am and 2pm to be assigned to a crew. The weather will be decent the next few days and we need to get as much done as possible. The Donation Drop Off Center is located at …

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Mar 07

Storm Damage March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017 7:30am We continue to receive reports of damaged homes. We ask that any Estill County resident that has damage to their property to please contact our office (723-6533) and let us know. We need to document everything, it doesn’t matter how minor. The Donation Drop Off Center is located at Main St. …

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Mar 04

March 4, 2017 Evening Update

We continue to receive reports of damaged homes. Damage assessments  will continue. We ask that any Estill County resident that has damage to their property to please contact our office (723-6533) and let us know. We need to document everything. If your home was destroyed, has major or minor damage please go to the Red …

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Mar 03

Estill County Storms March 3 UPDATE

All Electricity has been restored to homes that can be serviced at this time. Preliminary Damage Assessment 18 homes destroyed 175 homes damaged – 24 of these have major damage Shelter Open Estill Springs Elementary The Donation Drop Off Center will be open from 10am-8pm at Christian Worship Center located at 105 Broadway St.  This …

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