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Ky. emergency management officials tracking storms

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky emergency management officials say they're concerned about flash flooding because Monday's storms could drop up to five inches of rain in some areas.

Because heavy rain is on the way, they're asking drivers to remember the catchphrase, "Turn around, don't drown."

Charles O'Neal, the assistant division director of Kentucky Emergency Management, says damaging winds and hail may also hit central Kentucky.

He says it's important to own a weather radio and watch the forecast, so you won't be caught off-guard if severe weather hits.

In order to be prepared, emergency management officials suggest having an emergency kit with cash, a flashlight and batteries.

It's also important to have enough food to last at least three days for each person in your family.

Finally, officials suggest making an emergency plan and practicing it.

O’Neal says the weather could turn at any moment, so they're urging people to be prepared.

"Things can change in a moment, we don't control the weather. The risk exists that at any point and time that a tornado could develop," he said.

He say they will continue monitoring the storms and if they need to they'll call in more support and activate the Emergency Operations Center.


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