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    March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month for Fayette County

    Severe weather can happen during any month of the year in Fayette County, but March is particularly hazard-prone. That’s why the Lexington Division of Emergency Management designates March as Severe Storms Preparedness Month. “March weather is especially unpredictable,” says Patricia Dugger, Director of Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management. “Last year, Fayette County...

  • DEM Partners
    Yep, those message boards are ours.

    You may be here because you recently encountered a portable message board directing you to our site. If so, welcome! We are the Lexington-Fayette County Division of Emergency Management (DEM), your local government agency for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Four sign boards around town – bearing messages about spring weather,...

  • Travel
    I-75 Closed at Tennessee/KY Border – Detours in place

    At 11pm EST tonight Tennessee State Police and the highway department will close the southbound lanes of I-75 from exit 141 to exit 160. The northbound lanes are currently closed from exit 134 to exit 160. The closures of the southbound lanes should be complete by 1930 EST. There will be 8 Troopers,...

  • Flood
    March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month

    Tuesday’s statewide tornado drill was good practice. It also should serve as a reminder that the Bluegrass’ typical wild spring weather can strike at any time. Tornadoes aren’t the only weather hazard Lexington faces during an average spring –

  • Severe Wx Awareness Week
    Lexington Supports KY Severe Weather Awareness Week

    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Lexington Kentucky Emergency Management recognizes Feb 22 – 28, 2016 is “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.” “Severe weather is always a threat in Kentucky,” said Pat Dugger, Director of Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management. “Already in 2016, Kentuckians have experienced historic...

  • Severe Wx Awareness Week
    Severe Weather Awareness Week Starts Feb. 22

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb 15, 2016) – Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation designating Feb 22 – 28 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky. Severe weather is Kentucky’s most common threat, as evidenced by the four weather-related, federally-declared disasters during 2015. “As evidenced by the severe weather events in the first...

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