Tag Archive: Weather

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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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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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

Tornadoes

Tornadoes have occurred in every state in the United States. Tornadoes have occurred in the United States during every month of the year.  These destructive forces can leave a path of devastation across many miles or they can seemingly bounce and skip across the landscape leaving one home untouched destroying the neighboring home. Storm systems …

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Mar 06

Flood Warning/Water Outage/Boil Water Advisory

Water Outage and Boil Water Advisory issued for: Millers Creek, Pryse, Driftwood Drive, John Campbell, Beatyville Rd, Fitchburg, and Old Landing from 765-4900. A possible water main break is causing the outage effecting @230 customers. Flood waters are hindering the efforts of the water company to locate the break. Residents in the Cobhill, Watson Ridge …

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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 03

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED/FLOOD WARNING/WINTER STORM WATCH

The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for all Estill County residents, including the cities of Irvine and Ravenna. A FLOOD WARNING has been issued. If you live in flood prone areas prepare now. A WInter Storm WATCH has also been issued. Continue to monitor these developing weather situations.

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Jan 03

Dangers of Alternative Heating Sources

Dangers of Alternative Heating Sources Alternative power sources such as generators and kerosene heaters are commonly used during electrical power outages or for added heat source during extreme cold weather. Improper usage of these devices can cause carbon monoxide to build up in homes or garages, resulting in sudden illness and death. Seek medical attention …

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Feb 22

Weather Radios for Estill County Residents

Estill County Residents are currently eligible to receive a weather radio for free!. The Estill County CSEP Program is distributing weather radios to Estill County residents. If you have not received your weather radio yet simply come to the Estill County EMA/CSEPP located at 182 Broadway, Irvine, KY. We will need your name, address, and …

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