Emergency Operations Center activated


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Emergency Management has activated the State Emergency Operations Center in anticipation of the winter storm expected to hit Kentucky.

The center is operating at a Level 4, which means emergency management personnel are monitoring the weather system and members of the state and private sector partners will be present during the continuing activation on Friday.

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“Our primary mission is to support our counties, their responders and the citizens of the Commonwealth,” says Michael E. Dossett, director of KYEM. “By being proactive and activating our State Emergency Operations Center, it allows us to quickly and efficiently respond their needs.” A reminder, please give all emergency vehicles a wide birth as they will be out in force during this storm event.”

Officials with Kentucky Emergency Management offers the following tips:

  • Stay off roadways unless necessary. Black ice and icing on overpasses will occur, causing hazardous driving conditions.
  • Reduce your speed, give yourself extra time and check road conditions before you leave.
  • If you experience a power outage, please contact your local utility company.  They will be able to provide you with information on the duration of your outage.

For more information about KYEM, visit www.kyem.ky.gov.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @KentuckyEM.

Snow on the I-64 in Franklin County