Tag Archive: Safety

Dec 20

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 …

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Dec 20

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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Dec 20

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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Dec 20

Winter Weather Preparation

In major winter storms, preparation can be key to survival. Take some time to get ready before a storm strikes. At home, keep the following items available: flashlights and extra batteries, a portable AM/FM radio, extra food and water, extra medicine, and first aid supplies.Always maintain an adequate supply of heating fuel since fuel carriers may not be …

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Jun 30

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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Jun 30

Sun Safety

The weather has been perfect and many of us have taken advantage of it by staying outdoors doing various activities. Many of people forget to use sunscreen until it’s too late and we start to feel the burn from the hot sun. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays is vital for a number …

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Jul 31

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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Apr 08

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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Apr 08

Flood Awareness

Flash floods and floods are the #1 storm related killer in Kentucky and across the United States. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. This week Estill County and many other areas of Kentucky have already began to experience how quickly waters can rise. With the …

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Mar 09

Critical Water Shortage/Boil Water Advisory

·         Critical Water Shortage and Boil Water Advisory for all residents of Estill County ·         Please only use water for necessities. ·         Any water for consumption needs to be boiled at a rolling boil for 3 minutes. ·         Approximately 2,000 households without water at this time. ·         Divers are in the river at this time …

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