Kentucky Division of Emergency Management - All Headlines
Below is a list of all current press releases. To view the full text, click on the press release title.
- Flooding Occurring in Eastern Kentucky
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 17, 2013) – Kentucky Emergency Management is closely monitoring flooding in several eastern Kentucky counties as a result of heavy rains that moved across the state last night. Strong thunderstorms capable of producing strong winds and heavy rains are forecast for much of the Commonwealth over the next few days.
- BE A FORCE OF NATURE: JOIN FEMA, KYEM DURING NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 5, 2013) - Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are teaming up to promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9. Sponsored by FEMA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Severe Weather Preparedness Week encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to know about severe weather risks, take action to prepare for them, and “Be a Force of Nature” by encouraging others to get prepared.
- 2013 TORNADO SAFETY DRILL IS TOMORROW
Monday, March 04, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 4, 2013) - The Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee, working with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service Office, will conduct a statewide tornado safety drill March 5 at approximately 10:07 a.m. EST. The drill will be triggered by the National Weather Service offices within Kentucky, using a code that will activate weather alert radios, outdoor warning sirens and various media broadcast warning messages.
- Kentucky Emergency Management Conducts Statewide Severe Weather Exercise
Saturday, March 02, 2013
FRANKFORT, KY. (Feb. 28, 2013) – Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) hosted a Severe Weather Tabletop Exercise this week at the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (CEOC), located in Frankfort at Kentucky National Guard Boone Center. Other partners participated in various locations at the statewide and local levels.
- KYEM AND KET HOST VIEWER CALL IN SHOW ON SEVERE WEATHER
Saturday, March 02, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2013) – Earlier this week, Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee (KWPC) teamed up with Kentucky Educational Television to host the KET Show, Severe Weather – Staying Safe! The show was part of the state’s efforts to highlight March as Severe Weather Awareness Month in Kentucky.
- Kentucky Emergency Management Director Named to National Committee
Thursday, February 28, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb 28, 2013) – Kentucky Emergency Management Director John Heltzel was recently named to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), which is comprised of 40 representatives of public safety organizations across the nation.
- Gov. Beshear Declares March Severe Weather Awareness Month
Thursday, February 21, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2013) – Severe weather remains the biggest and most common threat Kentuckians face on a daily basis, according to the Kentucky Department of Emergency Management. Last year’s strong storms and tornadoes that ravaged the Commonwealth Feb. 29 and March 2 are a reminder of how severe weather can impact Kentucky. Those storms left 25 dead, hundreds homeless and thousands of homes damaged.
- The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Safety Drill is 1 Day Away
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2013) - Thursday, Feb. 7, at 11:15 a.m. Eastern time, as part of Earthquake Awareness Month in Kentucky, everyone is encouraged to participate in the "Drop, Cover and Hold On" Earthquake Safety Drill as part of the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, and register participation at: http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/register/ .
- SCATTERED DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER OVERNIGHT STORMS
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
FRANKFORT, KY. (Jan. 30, 2013) - No confirmed tornadoes or widespread damage has been reported to Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) after last night's storms moved through the Commonwealth. Local officials have submitted reports of scattered damages, mostly due to high winds. Most reports are in western Kentucky.
- OFFICIALS BRACE FOR POSSIBLE STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
FRANKFORT, KY. (Jan. 29, 2013) - State and local officials continue tracking a strong storm system as it approaches the Commonwealth. Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) is working with the National Weather Service to discuss the threat and capability of this severe weather system.
- MIXED BAG OF WINTER WEATHER HEADED TO KENTUCKY
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
FRANKFORT, KY. - (Jan 15, 2013) - State and local officials are preparing to respond as a winter storm approaches the Commonwealth.
- Storm Damage Reported In Western Kentucky
Saturday, January 12, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 12, 2013) - Officials in Western Kentucky have reported damage to two churches, a grain silo and other structures as strong winds and a possible tornado hit earlier this afternoon.
- Great Central U.S. 'ShakeOut' is Just a Month Away
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 8, 2013) - In just one month, hundreds of communities throughout a nine state region will participate in a region wide earthquake drill during the third annual “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.” At 10:15 a.m. (Central Time) on Feb 7, 2013, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the event of an earthquake, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” During an earthquake, individuals are advised to:
- 2012 GOVERNOR’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP – ‘SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS’
Thursday, December 20, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2012) - The 2012 Governor’s Emergency Management Workshop was held Dec. 14–16, at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in historic downtown Louisville. The theme for this year’s workshop was “Systems and Solutions.”
- KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INTRODUCES NEW MITIGATION EFFORT
Monday, November 26, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2012) - Today Kentucky Emergency Management announced the new Commonwealth Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Planning System (CHAMPS) to assist local and state hazard mitigation efforts.