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With winter weather ready to pounce, here are some web pages you may find helpful in preparing for and recovering from these weather conditions:
- This is a direct link to the EDEN topic/hazard page on snow and ice. It lists links to national sites such as FEMA and the CDC. There are also links to state EDEN pages, especially those who have extensive experience with named topics and hazards. It will be the best link to current, up-to-date information.
- Remember that during ice storms most people are injured or killed in traffic accidents. Safety should be observed in all areas however, including the operation of electric generators and chain saws.
- Information on other hazards are available from this site.
- Kentucky EDEN web page - http://wwwagwx.ca.uky.edu/EDEN/EDEN.html
- This is the link to the EDEN Home page. From here you should follow the winter storm link found under the Natural Hazards section in the dark blue area on the left.
- Ice storm Preparedness - http://www.drc-group.com/project/jitt-icestorm-preparedness.html
- This link is to a YouTube video on “How to Stay Safe in an Ice Storm”, developed by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group. It is very short, approximately two and one-half minutes. While you may not have an opportunity to use it in much programing this week or storm preparation, it is a good summary of information for you.
- During times of disaster emergencies it is very important to stay alert of local conditions and alerts. This can be achieved by listening to local media outlets, if possible. Kentucky counties are served by five National Weather Service Offices. The office web sites are located at the following Web sites.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/ - Paducah area
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/ - Louisville area
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/jkl/ - Jackson area
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/iln/ - Northern Kentucky, and counties along the Ohio River east
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rlx/index.php - Ashland area
If conditions are that electric is unavailable, the home emergency kit should include a battery operated NOOA Emergency Weather Radio and a battery operated radio, with extra batteries.