RESCHEDULED...FOR MARCH 5 AT 10:07
Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed March 2-8 Severe Weather Awareness Week! All Kentuckians are encouraged to participate in the 2014 Statewide Tornado Safety Drill to be held on March 4, at approximately 10:07 am EST. Make plans to participate as EMA/MetroSafe will sound the sirens this day! Visit http://kyem.ky.gov/preparedness/Pages/default.aspx for further information!
CodeRed Community Notification
Frequently Asked Questions
What Types of Alerts Can I Receive?
Emergency-to be used in the event there is an immediate danger to life or health.
General-to be used for information of developing issues, public announcements-i.e. mosquito fogging, chemical release-not posing an immediate threat, boil water advisories, etc.
Weather-the following Warnings are sent by the National Weather Service.
- Severe Thunderstorm
- Flash Flood
What Do I Need to Do?
- If you have a listed number then you should already be in the system for EMERGENCY calls only.
- If you wish to receive General and/or Weather notifications you must register.
- If you only use a cell phone you must register to receive any notification.
- If you recently moved or changed your phone number, you must register.
How Do I Register?
- If you need assistance contact MetroCall 311
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Preparing for a Disaster
An emergency can strike anywhere, at any time. Are you prepared for disaster? Check out our Preparing for Disaster section to the left for tips to prepare for events such as extreme heat, extreme cold, floods, tornado warnings, and earthquakes.
SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY INFORMATION
With unpredictable severe weather conditions always in the forecast, please use caution when encountering downed power lines.
Use these tips when Planning for Disaster.
A Watch means inclement weather conditions / hazardous incident may occur in your area. Monitor weather conditions / hazardous incident closely.
A Warning means inclement weather conditions / hazardous incident is occurring or is imminent. Seek shelter immediately!
Learn how to protect yourself during various disasters. Click here.
Louisville Emergency Management Agency
The Louisville Metro Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is responsible for preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery from natural and manmade disasters through advance coordination with local, state and federal agencies. The agency follows the operational guidelines in the Emergency Operations Plan in disaster management.
All of Louisville's 9-1-1 call takers, dispatchers, and emergency management staff are operating out of one state-of-the-art facility: the MetroSafe building is located at 5th and Liberty Streets in downtown Louisville. ( Map it ). Read more about the facility. For more information regarding MetroSafe, visit their website.
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