Kentucky Emergency Management
Officials Urge Caution As Temperatures Approach Dangerous Levels
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2012) – Local emergency services officials and Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) officials urge caution as the National Weather Service Offices covering Kentucky forecast temperatures to approach 100 degrees or more in some areas of the Commonwealth this week.
“With temperatures expected to reach dangerous levels later this week, people should be aware of the risks and symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion,” KYEM director John Heltzel said. “Kentuckians should avoid prolonged outdoor exposure, stay hydrated, check on the elderly and very young and don't forget your provide plenty of shade and fresh water for your outdoor pets and animals.”
For heat safety tips, additional resources and related links, please visit: www.kyem.ky.gov and http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml.
For local information and possible cooling shelter locations, please contact your local emergency management offices: http://kyem.ky.gov/sitelinks/Pages/CountyWebsitesSocialMedia.aspx.