Kentucky Emergency Management

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) 

Kentucky Emergency Management is a division of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs and its role and function are governed by legislative action as dictated in Chapter KRS 39A-F of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The Kentucky Emergency Management consists of our main office located on Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY, and field offices across the Commonwealth.

Vision - "A resilient commonwealth that is safe, secure, and prepared for emergencies and disasters, because of the programs and efforts of a superior emergency management team that is staffed and led by professional managers and administrators."

Mission - "Serving our Commonwealth."

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Governor Beshear signs severe weather awareness proclamation
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed March as “Severe Weather Awareness Month in Kentucky.”

2015 Governor's Proclamation

Know your risk. Take action. Be an example. - NOAA

Statewide Tornado Drill is Tuesday, March 3 at 10:17AM EST Survey

Map of Counties Declaring States of Emergencies Written / Verbal From Winter Storm

Cold weather tips

Kentucky Braces for Extreme Cold
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb 18, 2015) - as Kentucky is bracing for extremely cold temperatures, emergency managers warn residents to take precautions to protect themselves.

State Emergency Operations Center Remains Activated
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb 17, 2015) - The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) remains activated as another winter weather system is expected to bring additional snow to the Commonwealth. National Weather Service offices in Kentucky have issued Winter Weather Advisories for snow in effect for 5:00 p.m. EST Tuesday to 7:00 p.m. EST Wednesday. 

Kentucky Braces for Winter Storm; State Emergency Operations Center to be Activated
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb 15, 2015) -  Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will activate the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) this evening in preparation for a powerful winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snowfall across the Commonwealth.

KYTC Driving Safety Tips

Press Release - Gov Beshear Declares State of Emergency

Declaration - Governor Beshear Declares State of Emergency for Kentucky.

Winter / Cold Weather Public Service Announcements (PSA)

Extreme Cold Printable Guide

Winter in Kentucky ranges from balmy days to brutally cold nights, it’s the cold you need to be aware of and prepared for. 

Our friends at the National Weather Service have plenty of information and resources to prepare you for winter weather, from snow; ice; freezing rain to extreme cold.

For travel conditions in Kentucky visit our Travel/Weather page.



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