emergency

NPR.Org

Kentucky Emergency Management is sending two Swiftwater Search and Rescue teams to North Carolina this afternoon Wednesday to assist with relief for the impending Hurricane Florence. They will deploy through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, also known as E-MAC.  The teams intend to arrive in Raleigh, North Carolina, before the storm hits. Director Michael Dossett says emergency managment deploys as many teams as possible to support their E-MAC partners.

Mary Meehan

Days after sending mixed signals on his response to the nation’s opioid crisis, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he plans to declare a national emergency to better address the epidemic.

“We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money on the opioid crisis,” the president said, announcing that his administration was drafting the paperwork to make the emergency declaration official.


Kentucky.com

 

Lexington officials are updating staffing policies following a weekend barn fire killing 23 horses.

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Glenn Brown said six temporary staff members are being added to the 9-1-1 center.  

Kentucky.com

 An investigation is underway into a biodiesel leak last month near Little Eagle Creek in Scott County creek 

that killed an estimated 2000 small fish.  Officials said there’s no further significant threat to the creek.

State and local environmental officials are searching for the source of the 3,000 gallons of biodiesel that made its way into the waterway.  State Natural Resources Spokesman Lanny Brannock said the exact cause is not known although a nearby Love’s Travel Shop  is being examine.

Public Safety Agencies Gearing Up with New Radio Technology

Jul 14, 2014
Stu Johnson / Weku radio

Fayette County public safety agencies are tuning in to a new emergency radio network.  The digital radio system allows for seamless communications among first responders and offers clear reception inside buildings county wide.