Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTIVATES COMMONWEALTH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2011) - In support of the ongoing severe weather
threat, Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) has activated the Commonwealth
Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) at Level II. Severe weather is expected
to move into the state this afternoon and through the night, possibly
affecting the Commonwealth. Additional personnel from KYEM and Kentucky
National Guard (KyNG) are continually monitoring the developing situation and
are ready to fulfill any requests for assistance.
The National Weather Service (NWS) Offices serving Kentucky have been in
communication with emergency officials across the Commonwealth discussing the
situation and potential threat of high wind, large hail, heavy rain and
possible tornadoes. KYEM officials, in turn, have maintained direct
communications with the Governor's office.
Emergency officials encourage individuals to use NOAA Weather Alert Radios
and stay tuned to local media for weather updates.
Should you encounter a downed power line, do not approach it, call your
utility provider. Should you encounter water over a flooded roadway, "Stop -
Turn Around - Don't Drown." It only takes six inches of moving water to
sweep a person off their feet and two feet of rushing water to sweep away a
Weather safety tips and weather alerts by county can be found on the KYEM
website at www.kyem.ky.gov.