Kentucky Emergency Management

Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Office

Emergency management officials in west Kentucky say people should be mindful of quick-flooding during two storms this week.

The National Weather Service is expecting between five to seven inches of rain through Sunday.

Kentucky Emergency Management via Facebook

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services deployed an ambulance strike team to Florida on Monday to provide emergency assistance following Hurricane Irma. 

Kentucky Emergency Management via Facebook

Kentucky Emergency Management is sending an Incident Management Team to South Carolina to provide assistance with Hurricane Irma.

American Red Cross via Facebook

A total of 32 trained Red Cross staff and volunteers from across Kentucky are in the Houston area, helping people cope with the damage from tropical storm Harvey and its after-effects. 

Kentucky Division of Forestry

High temperatures and winds are complicating efforts at fighting ongoing wildfires across Kentucky but a weekend forecast of rain could provide some relief.


Kentucky Emergency Management is sending a response team to provide assistance to states impacted by Hurricane Matthew.  

The director of Kentucky Emergency Management resigned Thursday after a review released by State Auditor Adam Edelen identified as much as $5.6 million in questionable spending, and intimidation of employees.

Gov. Steve Beshear accepted John Heltzel’s resignation, and appointed Department of Military Affairs official Mike Jones as acting director of KYEM.

Kentucky's Auditor says the state agency responsible for responding to weather disasters and other emergencies used taxpayer funds to pay for $100,000 in alcohol, entertainment and other disallowed expenditures—and officials altered documents to hide it.