Frankfort emergency officials brace for busy night.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Emergency Management and 911 officials say Frankfort could receive a direct punch from the line of severe weather expected in Kentucky later tonight.

The emergency operations center is empty, but the more than 30 chairs could be filled up with police, fire, and other emergency officials responding to damage reports.

Because of the ice storm and ground saturated from recent rain and snowfall, emergency managers are concerned about the effects of winds that could reach more than 60 miles per hour.

"But also on the tail end of winter, the ground is saturated, the snow is melted, trees are more easily uprooted, limbs are already loose or broken off. That could cause some other issues with road blockages or power outages," said Deron Rambo, the Frankfort/Franklin Co. 911 Director.

Rambo says they are also keeping an eye on low lying areas that could be susceptible to flash flooding. He says the terrain of Franklin County can present problems with water rising quickly.

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