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Expect Moderate to Heavy Rain on Monday

Moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall is expected across central Kentucky, beginning before daybreak on Monday and continuing through Monday evening in some locations. Widespread rain totals of 1 to 2 inches are likely, with localized amounts exceeding 3 inches. The rain will be heavy enough at times to result in minor flooding of low-lying and […]

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Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter Season

With colder weather arriving here in the Bluegrass, Kentucky American Water reminds customers of ways to help prevent their water pipes from freezing this winter. “We want our customers to understand the importance of protecting the pipes in and around their homes before extreme weather or below freezing temperatures set in,” said Kentucky American Water […]

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It’s Kentucky Winter Weather Awareness Week

Please join us in promoting winter weather safety during this year’s “Winter Weather Awareness Week.”  Lexington Emergency Management, along with the National Weather Service, wants you to help improve the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather during the winter weather season. “It’s been proven time and time again that the best way […]

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Beware of Cyber Monday Scams and Come-Ons

Beware of false advertising and phony websites. If a company is selling the hottest item of the year at a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Watch out for false advertising and keep a close eye on the web address in your browser. Scammers love to create lookalike websites that, […]

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Be Ready for Holiday Travel Challenges

More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall, an additional 1.6 million more people […]

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Scam Alert – Electric Meter Replacement

SCAM ALERT: Be aware of someone calling from an 800 number posing as a Kentucky Utilities employee. The caller says that work is been done to the meter and it needed to be replaced for a new one. The customer has to cover the cost of $480 but that they will be reimbursed within 10 […]

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Pets Need Special Care During Cold and Snowy Weather

With the onset of winter, remember that cold weather poses serious threats to your pets’ health? Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be […]

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Be Careful When Using Space Heaters at Home or in the Office

As the temperature drops, Lexington Emergency Management urges residents to be careful and follow some simple safety tips when using space heaters and other supplemental heating sources. In general, remember: Space Heaters Need Space! Safety is a top consideration when using space heaters. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 residential […]

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Outdoor Warning Siren Testing Today

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens TODAY, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10 am. If you live near a park or golf course, expect to hear the outdoor siren sound a series of chimes followed by a voice announcement “This is a test” This is a regularly scheduled test – […]

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Extreme cold weather plan activated in Lexington

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Weather Plan has been activated due to the forecast of extreme cold temperatures in Lexington. This plan will remain in effect through the morning of Monday, Nov. 4. The plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to fall below 32 degrees so that people experiencing homelessness in Lexington have […]

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