emergency management http://wkms.org en Murray to Conduct Earthquake Scenario to Test Emergency Readiness Tomorrow http://wkms.org/post/murray-conduct-earthquake-scenario-test-emergency-readiness-tomorrow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray is undergoing city-wide disaster drills&nbsp;tomorrow&nbsp;to examine how local agencies respond to a significant earthquake event.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Kentucky lies just east of the New Madrid Seismic Zone which has produced over 4,000 recorded earthquakes. The fault is speculated to produce another large event sometime in the future.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:08:08 +0000 Rob Canning 41330 at http://wkms.org Murray to Conduct Earthquake Scenario to Test Emergency Readiness Tomorrow Trigg County Opens New and Improved Emergency Operations Center http://wkms.org/post/trigg-county-opens-new-and-improved-emergency-operations-center <p>Trigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County officials cut the ribbon on a new and improved Emergency Operations Center at a ceremony in Cadiz&nbsp;Thursday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Jefferson Avenue facility will house a number of first response teams including 911 dispatch and the Local Emergency Planning Committee. </span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:20:01 +0000 Rob Canning 40296 at http://wkms.org Trigg County Opens New and Improved Emergency Operations Center Henry County Emergency Management Training Exercise Set for Thurs., Fri. http://wkms.org/post/henry-county-emergency-management-training-exercise-set-thurs-fri <p></p><p>Henry County, Tenn. residents may receive a knock at the door&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1441766779" tabindex="0">on Thursday</span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1441766780" tabindex="0">Friday</span> as part of a disaster preparedness training exercise.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:10:02 +0000 John Null 39465 at http://wkms.org Henry County Emergency Management Training Exercise Set for Thurs., Fri. KDPH Will Hold Emergency Workshops http://wkms.org/post/kdph-will-hold-emergency-workshops <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department for Public Health is hosting a televised workshop to address communicating with vulnerable populations during public health emergencies and other disasters.</p><p>The Oct. 29 workshop will offer members of the Kentucky Outreach and Information Network the opportunity to share ideas to improve outreach to vulnerable populations, including the blind and mentally unhealthy.</p><p>The meeting will be led from the Kentucky Department for Public Health in Frankfort and broadcast to ITV sites at local health departments across the state. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:27:02 +0000 The Associated Press 35759 at http://wkms.org KDPH Will Hold Emergency Workshops Natural Gas Leaks Leads To School And Town Evacuation http://wkms.org/post/natural-gas-leaks-leads-school-and-town-evacuation <p>A natural gas leak Tuesday forced the evacuation of 885 Hopkins County High School students. No injuries were reported.</p><p>Hopkins County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Crick said the leak started around mid-morning when an Atmos Energy service crew was performing routine maintenance in Mortons Gap. Crick said one of the crew accidentally ran over a connector pipe causing a cap to blow off. Emergency management officials notified the school as well as city authorities. Mayor Frank Stafford issued a mandatory evacuation of the area at 11:45 am. Traffic on US 41 was halted for several hours while fire crews shut off gas lines. Stafford said the evacuation of 400 residents was based more on the risk of an explosion rather than the risk of gas inhalation.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:13:01 +0000 Rob Canning 34580 at http://wkms.org Natural Gas Leaks Leads To School And Town Evacuation National Weather Service Plans Change to Emergency Alert Wording http://wkms.org/post/national-weather-service-plans-change-emergency-alert-wording <p></p><p>The National Weather Service plans to tweak its wording in weather warnings in April. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:29:15 +0000 Jacob McCleland 28648 at http://wkms.org National Weather Service Plans Change to Emergency Alert Wording Ohio River Search Resumes http://wkms.org/post/ohio-river-search-resumes <p>The search resumed this morning for a missing fisherman in the Ohio River along the bank of Kentucky’s Ballard County. County Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg&nbsp;tells WKMS&nbsp;that teams had halted their search at midnight.&nbsp; She says the fisherman’s empty Jon boat was found yesterday going in circles in the river between mile markers 971 and 973. The emergency management director says identity of the boat’s operator is known but is not being released. Searchers include the U.S. Coast Guard and Kentucky and Illinois law enforcement.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:36:25 +0000 Dave Shinall 21315 at http://wkms.org Ohio River Search Resumes Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-agencies-hold-statewide-earthquake-drill <p>State and local emergency officials in Tennessee are holding a drill this week to test their response to a catastrophic earthquake. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:50:19 +0000 AP 19008 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill