• Preparedness
    Returning Home

    This post comes to us from our partners at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. You can learn more about FEMA at their main website, fema.gov, and at their preparedness site, ready.gov. There’s no place like home, especially when you’re returning after having had to evacuate due to an emergency. But do you...

  • CERT
    Latest Lexington Community Emergency Response Team Graduates Tonight

    The latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class is nearing completion of its rigorous eight weeks of instruction. Their graduation exercise will take place tonight, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Lexington Fire Training Center (1375 Old Frankfort Pike) beginning at approximately 6 p.m. NOTE: This exercise simulates an actual tornado strike...

  • Pets
    Preparedness Toolkit: Red Cross Pet First Aid App

    This post comes to us from our partners at the American Red Cross. You can learn more about the Red Cross by contacting our local Red Cross chapter. Your pet is an important member of your family. Unfortunately, animals are also affected by disaster, and they rely on you for help during...

  • Health and Safety
    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    This post comes to us from our partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can learn more about the CDC at their website, cdc.gov. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Through scientific research, programs, and education, CDC works to prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) from all causes and ensure...

  • Flood
    National Weather Service Partner Resources

    March 16-22 is Flood Safety Awareness Week. This week, DEM’s blog features this and other posts from our partners at the National Weather Service. In addition to the resources linked here, you also can visit our own flood information pages at http://bereadylexington.com/flood/ and our flood-related blog posts at http://bereadylexington.com/category/flood-2/. The National Weather...

  • News Release
    Closures Scheduled for New Circle Road/Versailles Road Interchange

    From our partners at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Closures scheduled for KY 4 (New Circle Road)/Versailles Road Interchange in Fayette County Geotechnical drilling and survey work to be performed LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 19, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary closures are scheduled for the KY...

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