Tag Archive: Safety

Mar 27

Lightning Safety

Did You Know? In the United States there are an estimated twenty-five million lightning flashes every year! 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

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

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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Mar 04

FLOOD WARNING/WINTER STORM WARNING

The KY River continues to rise and many roads are flooded. Current closed roads are: Red Lick, Old Landing at Buck Creek, Dark Hollow, Jakes Heavenly HWY, Murphy’s Ford, Noland Creek, Sang Branch, Driftwood Dr, Millers Creek and Clear Creek. Please use extreme caution if traveling this evening or tomorrow morning. Roadways are hazardous now, …

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Mar 02

MARCH SEVERE WEATHER MONTH

March has been designated as Severe Weather Preparedness Month in Estill County and other counties across the state and have designated this month as a time for severe weather preparedness. We know it’s hard to think about severe weather with all the snow we’ve had, but as the weather begins to get warmer the chance …

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Mar 01

Be Aware Learn How to Prepare TV Spots

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Jul 20

Fact Sheet for Pertussis (“Whooping Cough”)

What is pertussis? Pertussis, also called “whooping cough,” is a contagious disease caused by bacteria.  Pertussis is usually mild in older children and adults, but it often causes serious problems in babies less than one year of age. What are the symptoms of pertussis? Pertussis symptoms have three stages.  The first stage (which lasts one …

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Feb 07

February is Earthquake Awareness Month

Earthquake Preparedness Month in Kentucky is observed in February in remembrance of the quakes at the New Madrid Fault in the winter of 1811 and 1812. What can I do? Be prepared. Ready.gov’s earthquake section can tell you what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. Join in on the Great Central U. S. Shakeout on …

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