3:47 am
Tue March 17, 2009

Flood Protection

Frankfort, KY – While debris crews continue clean up efforts from January's ice storm, Kentucky Emergency Management and FEMA officials are urging residents to prepare themselves for floods. FEMA Spokesperson Beettina Hutchings says Kentuckians are particularly vulnerable to flooding.

"They have more rivers that run through Kentucky than any other state in the US. And they have dealt with flash floods and rising water in the past."

Hutchings says the best way to prepare is by purchasing flood insurance. Most flood protection costs about five hundred dollars a year. She says people should also prepare an emergency kit that includes important documents and food for a few days. Kentuckians can visit floodsmart-dot-gov and find out the flood risk associated with their location.