emergency management

Government
3:08 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Murray to Conduct Earthquake Scenario to Test Emergency Readiness Tomorrow

Murray is undergoing city-wide disaster drills tomorrow to examine how local agencies respond to a significant earthquake event.

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. 

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Government
3:20 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Trigg County Opens New and Improved Emergency Operations Center

Trigg County officials cut the ribbon on a new and improved Emergency Operations Center at a ceremony in Cadiz Thursday.

The Jefferson Avenue facility will house a number of first response teams including 911 dispatch and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

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Government
3:10 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Henry County Emergency Management Training Exercise Set for Thurs., Fri.

Henry County, Tenn. residents may receive a knock at the door on Thursday and Friday as part of a disaster preparedness training exercise.

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Government
6:27 am
Wed October 16, 2013

KDPH Will Hold Emergency Workshops

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is hosting a televised workshop to address communicating with vulnerable populations during public health emergencies and other disasters.

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.

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.

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Gas Leak
12:13 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Natural Gas Leaks Leads To School And Town Evacuation

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A natural gas leak Tuesday forced the evacuation of 885 Hopkins County High School students. No injuries were reported.

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.

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Environment
3:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

National Weather Service Plans Change to Emergency Alert Wording

The National Weather Service plans to tweak its wording in weather warnings in April.

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Government
7:36 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Ohio River Search Resumes

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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 tells WKMS that teams had halted their search at midnight.  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. 

Disaster
7:50 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill

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State and local emergency officials in Tennessee are holding a drill this week to test their response to a catastrophic earthquake.

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