Severe Weather

Severe Weather Preparedness 

Severe weather remains the biggest, and most common, threat Kentuckians face on a daily basis. If we need a reminder, we only have to look back to the severe storms and tornadoes that ravaged the Commonwealth on February 29 and March 2, 2012, leaving 25 dead, hundreds homeless and thousands of homes damaged.

Kentuckians face many weather related challenges throughout the year, from tornadoes, flooding, straight line winds, lightning and winter storms.  Every household should be prepared to face these challenges at any given time.

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 Severe Weather Safety Information