Spring CERT Class Starts

    Lexington’s Spring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) got off to a good start last night. Led by Shelley Bendall, EM’s preparedness coordinator, 15 people began their 9 weeks of study in emergency response. The class will conclude with a real-life emergency response exercise. CERT classes include: Basic Emergency Management Light Search and...

  • Severe Storms Preparedness Month
    Ways to Get Ready for Severe Storms

    As part of Severe Storms Preparedness Month, the Lexington Division of Emergency Management (DEM) has several activities planned to remind people in and around Fayette County to be prepared for severe spring weather. Throughout March, drivers will be reminded to “Be Prepared” via electronic portable message boards at several intersections throughout Lexington....

  • Build a Kit
    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 –

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