Commonwealth Journal

News Live

May 21, 2013

Local schools prepared for the worst when storms strike

(Continued)

Somerset —

Robinson advised individuals to be aware of their surroundings and not wait for a storm to hit before checking out places one could go in the event on an emergency.
“If you have small kids at home, do drills,” he said. “Be weather aware. If it’s on the 10 p.m. news or 5 p.m. news and there’s a potential for storms, be watching. If it looks stormy outside, be looking for a place to go. Don’t wait until it strikes and then say, ‘We’ve got to go.’”
Robinson also trumpeted the Pulaski County 911 Center’s Code Red system, which sends alerts over the phone if there’s a severe weather situation. Robinson said individuals can call 606-679-3200 to register for the alert, which he noted is more effective than tornado sirens outdoors, which aren’t always easy to hear.
Robinson and other local personnel are standing by, waiting to be told if their services are required in assisting in the Oklahoma relief efforts. So far, said Robinson, no such requests have been made, but Robinson has been in contact with emergency officials in the Kentucky state capital to ask if Oklahoma needs an assistance contingent from here in Pulaski County.
“At this time, we haven’t been called,” he said. “This will be a long recovery. (It involves) rebuilding, clearing, stuff like that. It’s not going to be an overnight thing, it will take months.”

Text Only
News Live
News Live
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks