• Preparedness
    March is Red Cross Month

    This post comes to us from our partners at the American Red Cross. You can learn more in the links below or by contacting our local Red Cross chapter. Did you know that March is Red Cross month? It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our...

  • Preparedness
    Preparedness Toolkit: ICE for Your Lock Screen

    For several years, the idea of saving an ICE – In Case of Emergency – contact in your mobile phone has been floating around the Internet. The intent is that if you’re incapacitated by injury or illness, first responders can use that information to get in touch with your designated emergency contact....

  • High Winds
    Wind Advisory – March 12

    The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Lexington. Timing: Wednesday, March 12, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Winds: Northwest winds of 20-30 mph, gusts of 35-45 mph. Effects: Drivers should exercise caution, particularly when driving high-profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects may be blown about. Weak or damaged branches may...

  • Disaster History
    Tornado of March 10, 1986

    As we mention on our tornado information page, Fayette County is susceptible to tornadoes, with one touching down here every 13 years on average. Our most recent damaging strike was the EF-3 that struck the Masterson Station neighborhood in 2004, but today is the anniversary of a far more destructive tornado that...

  • Disaster History
    Snowfall Records and Top Winter Weather Events

    As we (hopefully) close the books on the winter of 2013-2014, it’s time to reflect on the weather we’ve seen – and perhaps to put it in perspective. We had several weather events that could have been much worse than they were, including last week’s winter storm that, at one point, looked...

  • Events
    There is supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!

    Blasting at the CentrePoint site in downtown Lexington will begin with a test blast on March 8, 2014. Regular blasting operations will begin on March 17, 2014 and continue for several weeks. There will be one blast a day at 10 am, five to six days a week. Expect traffic disruptions during...

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