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Tips on preventing heat related illnesses here.
To report power lines down:
LG&E online or call (502) 589-3500 or 1-800-331-7370
KU online or call 1-800-981-0600
Duke Energy online or call 1-800-343-3525
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Meteorologist Brian Goode explains the differences between watches and warnings:
Severe Thunderstorm WATCH: severe weather is possible over the region between the time it is issued and the expiration.
Severe Thunderstorm WARNING: severe weather is ongoing for the areas listed in the warning or will take place during the time of the warning issuance.
Tornado WATCH: severe thunderstorms are possible over the region between the time it is issued and the expiration. Some could contain tornadoes.
Tornado WARNING: a tornado has either been sighted or indicated on radar in the warned area.
How to prepare a disaster supply kit information here
Information on weather alert radios is here
What to do during a Tornado Warning:
-If you are in a building:
Go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck. Do not open windows.
-If you are in a vehicle, trailer or mobile home:
Get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes.
-If you are outside:
Lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands. Be aware of the potential for flooding. Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.
Never try to outrun a tornado in urban or congested areas in a car or truck. Instead, leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.
To check on road conditions:
In Kentucky: 511
In Indiana: 1-800-261-7623
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Tornado Warning safety tips courtesy of fema.gov