Kentucky Severe Storm Awareness Campaign Kick-Off

Area Emergency Management Agencies and The National Weather Service prepare the public for severe weather.

        With winter keeping it's cold grip on us, it can be hard to think about severe weather. But, it's time to begin planning for severe weather events. The Kentucky severe storm awareness campaign kicked off today at James Madison Middle School in Madisonville, Kentucky where many government teams came together to discuss severe weather planning.

    As temperatures rise, so does the threat of severe weather. Representatives from area emergency management agencies and the national weather service spoke at the conference on ways to stay safe during severe weather.

    Rick Shanklin from the National Weather Service says to stay informed by watching TV, listening to the radio, and checking the internet. Also, should severe weather strike, ensure you have a safe place to take cover. Schools also have practice drills that students go through and some schools even start out the school year by going through those drills.

    Today's conference focused on many weather topics, including the potential for ice accumulations this weekend and how schools will determine if classes should be canceled.

    Remember Eyewitness News is Your Weather Authority. In the event of severe weather, you can download our mobile app and watch live streaming coverage on most smartphones and tablets.

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