• Do 1 Thing
    Flashlights and Batteries

    We rely on electricity for all aspects of our lives. When it goes away, so do climate control, food storage and preparation, lights, and many forms of communication. Many times, a large-scale power outage is one of several secondary emergencies following a major disaster like a tornado, winter storm, or earthquake. If...

  • Earthquake
    Great Central US Shakeout Set for Oct. 15

    Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, individuals and communities throughout 14 mid-west states will participate in the fifth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of Action is set for Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.  During the...

  • Public Safety
    October is National Cyber Security Month

    Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, National Cyber Security Awareness Month has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation. 2015 marks the 12th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month....

  • Preparedness
    Be Part of America’s PrepareAthon!

    The Lexington-Fayette County Division of Emergency Management encourages individuals, families, workplaces, schools, and organizations across the nation to take part in National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30, 2015. Extreme weather is occurring more often across the United States, which is increasing the costs of natural disasters. According to a recent survey conducted...

  • Alerting
    One Thing Wednesday: Ensure You Can Receive Emergency Information

    The Do 1 Thing site won the Awareness to Action category of FEMA’s 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. It’s a 12-month program of small steps that you can take to increase your personal and household preparedness. Throughout 2015, DEM will feature Do 1 Thing items during our weekly blog post series...

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    One Thing Wednesday: We Interrupt This Website…

    The Do 1 Thing site won the Awareness to Action category of FEMA’s 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. It’s a 12-month program of small steps that you can take to increase your personal and household preparedness. Throughout 2015, DEM will feature Do 1 Thing items during our weekly blog post series...

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