Kentucky Emergency Preparedness: What you need to know

The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) coordinates a system of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to protect the health, environment, and property of state citizens.

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The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program's (CSEPP) goal is to educate and enhance emergency preparedness in communities in the 10 counties surrounding the chemical weapons disposal site and stockpile stored at the Bluegrass Army Depot. Go to http://csepp.ky.gov/ for information.

The state CSEPP's Chemical Demilitarization Community Outreach Office will issue emergency messages on local radio and television stations should evacuation be warranted. Workers should leave immediately and keep vehicle windows and air vents closed and not use the air conditioner. Employers should make evacuation provisions for workers who ride public transit.

Several state agencies, including the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security, Community Crisis Response Board, Kentucky Army and Air National Guard; Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM); Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; State Fire Commission; local law enforcement emergency management agencies, and selected private industries, participate in periodic statewide preparedness drills, as charged by the governor.


EAS. Kentucky participates in the federal Emergency Alert System (EAS), which sends warnings and information through broadcast radio and televisions stations and cable systems. Kentucky also has NOAA weather radio stations.

Counties in Kentucky maintain emergency management systems, so check with the local emergency management office about ...

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