• Preparedness
    Preparedness Toolkit: Cell Phone Power Rationing

    We may not yet have flying cars, but most of us think smartphones are a pretty good second prize. In an emergency, your smartphone can be a vital tool for communication and situational awareness – but only as long as its battery lasts. As we saw during Hurricane Sandy, sometimes the kindness...

  • Preparedness
    Preparedness Toolkit: 511 Mobile App

    One of the sites we use for monitoring travel conditions around the region is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s road map (http://511.ky.gov). The regular site is quite useful, but KYTC recently released a mobile app that optimizes the map for viewing on smartphones. It’s available through Apple’s App Store for iOS devices and...

  • News Release
    Updated Winter Weather Advisory – February 14-15, 2014

    Throughout the day, we’ve been monitoring today’s weather system as it moves east toward us. The National Weather Service has updated the winter weather advisory for Lexington: .A STRONG CLIPPER WILL QUICKLY MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING…BRINGING A SWATH OF ACCUMULATING SNOWS ACROSS SOUTHERN INDIANA AND MUCH OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY. PRECIPITATION...

  • News Release
    Winter Weather Advisory – February 14-15, 2014

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Lexington! Here we go again! The National Weather Service in Louisville estimates that rain/sleet/snow will start in Lexington around mid to late afternoon. The drive home today could be a challenge. Snow will continue through evening until tomorrow morning. Total accumulation could be as much as 4″ (more in...

  • About DEM
    EOC in a Developing Situation – Georgia EMA SITREP #2

    Yesterday afternoon, we posted a situation report (SITREP) from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency as it prepared for severe winter weather across Georgia. The storm came in overnight and most of Georgia is now under a winter storm warning, ice storm warning, or freezing rain advisory. GEMA posted a new SITREP overnight...

  • About DEM
    Emergency Operations Center in Action – Georgia EMA SITREP

    While monitoring the country’s ongoing winter weather, we came across a recent situation report (SITREP) from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (four-page PDF, saved here). GEMA published this document on its website this morning. We’re presenting it to you because it’s a good public window on the variety of activities that DEM...

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