Preparing for Spring storms

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - Staying "weather wise" is crucial this time of year and Emergency Management officials want to keep you safe.

Clark County EMA Director Gary Epperson suggests owning a weather radio, he says storm sirens are only meant to be heard when you are outside. He also suggests having a first aid kit, collecting items needed during power outages, and paying attention to the forecast.

"There's not enough police officers, not enough fire fighters, there's not enough government to take care of everybody. It's up to the individual to take responsibility for their own safety," he told WKYT.

Not only does the public need to be prepped and ready, the people responsible for protecting the public do too. They meet regularly in anticipation of severe weather.

Epperson says they've missed one monthly meeting since 1995. He says city and county leaders from every office are on the same page, and are ready to help where they can.

"I can assure you, that all the departments will be ready for whatever conditions arise," he said.

If Spring storm damage is more than Clark County crews can handle, they'll seek help from neighboring counties, then the state, and then the federal government.

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