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 - Protect and restore our commonwealth.

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Severe WeatherSaturday, July 26 - Portions of KY are at slight to moderate risk of severe weather late this evening through much of tomorrow as a widespread, complex, thunderstorm system moves down from the northwest. This system could produce strong to severe thunderstorms, to include heavy rain, hail, high winds (up to 70 MPH) and possible tornadoes. Areas which may be at greatest risk are Northern KY, Eastern KY and Southeast KY.

Please go to our Severe Weather Preparedness page for safety tips and weather alert links.


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