Kentucky Emergency Management
OFFICIALS MONITOR A POTENTIALLY SEVERE WEATHER EVENT WITH HEAVY RAIN
FRANKFORT, Ky.: February 23, 2011 - Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
(KYEM) and National Weather Service (NWS) officials continue to monitor a potentially heavy thunderstorm event expected to begin tonight and lasting through Friday morning.
As the storm system moves into the Commonwealth this evening, a mix of weather is possible, including damaging winds, hail, heavy rain with localized flooding and tornadoes. At this time, officials are predicting the most significant risk for severe weather exists in parts of western and south central Kentucky along the Tennessee border.
Emergency officials remind Kentuckians that in the event of flooding, limit travel unless it is absolutely necessary. If you must travel and encounter water over a roadway: "STOP! TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!"
Watch for downed trees and power lines. DO NOT APPROACH downed power lines.
Call and report them to your local emergency management director or utility company.
If a tornado watch is issued, conditions favor the possibility of a tornado forming. If a tornado warning is issued, take action immediately and seek shelter indoors in a designated "safe room" or in an interior hallway, closet or under a stairway.
For more weather information, weather safety tips and related links, please visit KYEM's website at www.kyem.ky.gov and NWS' website at www.weather.gov.
For current road and travel conditions visit www.511.ky.gov or call 511.
Monica L. French
KYEM/CSEPP Public Information, Awareness and Communication Boone National Guard Center 100 Minuteman Parkway Frankfort, KY 40601 firstname.lastname@example.org
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