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DEM: Disaster Preparedness

Emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime. They can happen to you. And while we can't always prevent them from happening, we can act now to reduce damage, injuries and loss of life.

That's why its important to know how to prepare when the skies are clear and what steps to take to protect your home, business, and community when emergencies threaten.

Click below to find out how to prepare for severe weather and other potential disasters. If you have any questions, contact us by calling (859) 258-3784.

Emergency planning and shelter surveys

Emergency Management offers free consultations and voluntary facility safety walk-throughs for businesses in Fayette County. Contact Emergency Management at 258-3784 

Turn around and don't drown
Turn Around, Don't Drown

Did you know that just six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock you off your feet and two feet of water can sweep an SUV off a road?

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Animated presentation.

Safety Tips

When preparing an emergency kit, remember:

  • Gather enough supplies to last all family members for three days.
  • Place supplies in easy-to-carry containers such as plastic totes or duffle bags.
  • Refresh supplies every six months or as needed.
  • Store kits where they can be reached easily in case of emergency.

PetsPets enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their safety and well-being. See how you can be prepared to protect your pets and animals when disaster strikes.

Pandemic Influenza

In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses will play a key role in protecting employees.


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Last updated: 1/13/2016 11:46:24 AM