• 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...

  • About DEM
    Invite a DEM Speaker to Your Organization

    Happy Friday, Lexington! We hope everyone’s staying warm today. Here at stately DEM Plaza, we’re fortunate to work with people like Shelley Bendall, who serves as DEM’s Preparedness Coordinator. One of Shelley’s duties is to travel Lexington’s snowy streets, delivering information on DEM’s roles and responsibilities, personal and household preparedness, and community...

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