Spring can be a dangerous season for the Bluegrass State, with higher potential for tornadoes, severe storms, lightning and flooding. To help viewers educate themselves about proper “weather-ready” preparation and planning, KET presents Severe Weather: Staying Safe, a live call-in program hosted by Bill Goodman and featuring a panel of severe weather experts.
The program airs Monday, March 16 at 10/9 pm on KET.
Being prepared and learning more about reliable emergency services can greatly minimize the potential deaths, injuries and economic losses associated with severe weather. During the one-hour program, viewers can submit questions and concerns about severe weather by calling 1-800-944-4664 or on Twitter by tweeting @KET using hashtag #kyweather.
Panelists include Gary “Buddy” Rogers, a public information officer with Kentucky Emergency Management; Shawn Harley, chair of the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service’s Jackson, Ky. office; Rick Shanklin, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah and chair of the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee West; and John Belski, WLKY Channel 32 meteorologist.
Severe Weather: Staying Safe is a production of KET in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee. Nick Helton is producer.
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