Freeze Warning expires at 11:00 AM on 4/16, issued at 3:09 AM Berea, KY | Berry, KY | Bethelridge, KY | Bighill, KY

Kentucky Opens New Emergency Operations Center

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/21/2013 5:34 pm
Kentucky's now has a new emergency operations center that has been built to stand up to any weather catastrophes that hit the state, including winds of up to 250 mph.

Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday the $11.8 million facility will be a lifeline to all of Kentucky's 120 counties in times of trouble.

Kentucky has dealt with a series of natural disasters in recent years, including tornadoes, floods and ice storms that have resulted in federal emergency declarations.

Nearly $10 million of the funding for the center came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The remainder was covered by the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs and the Office of Homeland Security.

Beshear officially opened the center during a ceremony Monday morning.

Share
Most Popular
Proposed Walmart In Versailles Causing Controversy
A Walmart Supercenter may be coming to Versailles, but families there have mixed feelings about the development. Video Video
Cal Says It's Time For Media To Cough Up The Cash
NCAA needs to pay for players families to travel to tournament, not offer media perks. Video Video
UPDATE: Man Shot At Lexington Park Dies
The Fayette County Coroner said the man shot in the head Sunday night at a park in Lexington did not survive. Video Video
Arrests Made After Market Robbed
Police say three suspects wanted after a robbery didn't get very far.
Rowan County Man Gets 38-Years For Murdering The Mother Of His Child
A judge followed a jury's recommendation and sentenced Casey Shay to 38-years in prison for shooting Cassie Owens, 21, as she slept in her Morehead home last year.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.