Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
February 10, 2009 - 6:00 PM EDT
Emergency Management Officials Urge Caution as Severe Storms Move through Kentucky
Frankfort, KY- Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) is urging Kentuckians to prepare for severe storms that will move through Kentucky beginning early in the morning lasting throughout the day and evening tomorrow. The National Weather Service says the storms could bring damaging wind gusts reaching up to 60 miles an hour. With many trees already damaged by the ice storm, officials are urging Kentuckians to be cautious and watch for falling limbs and downed trees from the high winds and locally strong storms.
KYEM officials would also like to remind residents of the hazards of generator and alternate heating device usage. Do not use your generator indoors. Keep a generator, at a minimum, 25 feet from the house. Do not use charcoal or propane outdoor grills as an indoor heating source. Read and familiarize yourself with generator and/or alternate heating device safety manuals.