KY Emergency Management warns about wind

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.

For additional safety information and tips, please visit KYEM's website at .  For more information on weather conditions, visit The National Weather Service at