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State activates Emergency Ops Center due to flooding

Posted: 04/12/2011 - The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management has activated the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center at Level II in response to increased flooding around the Commonwealth.

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High water reported around Kentucky

Updated: 04/12/2011 - Several Kentucky communities are reporting high water over roads. There's also concern about rising creeks and streams.

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NWS says damage caused by straight line winds

Updated: 04/11/2011 - The National Weather Service says a survey team has decided storm damage caused in one Kentucky county this past weekend was the result of winds and not a twister.

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Rain brings more flood fears to some counties

Updated: 03/14/2011 - The Ohio River in Augusta, in Bracken County, officially reached flood stage on Friday and it's been causing some serious issues in town ever since.

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No damage reported in Hawaii

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Waves up to 7 feet high have been hitting Hawaii, triggered by the earthquake off Japan, but thankfully there is no major damage reported.

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Lexington marks anniversary of devastating tornado

Posted: 03/10/2011 - It was 25 years ago today that a major tornado hit Lexington. Public Safety officials are using the anniversary as an opportunity to warn people about the need for weather radios.

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Tornado drill hits home at one Kentucky school

Updated: 03/08/2011 - It was only a test but it could save lives. Tuesday morning thousands of people in schools and businesses across Kentucky took part in a statewide tornado drill. That included students at a middle school where just last week a tornado caused damage.

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Statewide tornado drill Tuesday

Updated: 03/07/2011 - Kentucky will hold a statewide tornado drill Tuesday morning. It will be heard on outdoor sirens, weather alert radios and on TV and radio stations.

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Snow now falling in much of state

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Light snow began falling Thursday afternoon in Lexington; it started snowing in northern Kentucky Thursday morning. Some areas in the state could see up to five inches by Friday morning.

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County declares snow emergency

Updated: 01/20/2011 - The winter storm making its way through Kentucky was already dropping snow in northern counties Thursday morning. Grant County officials declared a level one snow emergency because of the winter weather.

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Snow removal is big business

Updated: 01/19/2011 - While most people are dreading the upcoming Winter storm, snow removal companies say bring it on! This Winter, there's no business like "snow" business.

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Kentucky leaders monitor storms impact

Posted: 12/16/2010 - Kentucky's leaders say they're monitoring the impact of Wednesday's winter storm throughout the state. They've activated the state's Emergency Operations Center.

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Bitter cold gets Kentucky in its grip

Updated: 12/07/2010 - The calendar says the first day of winter is still two weeks away but you wouldn't know that if you stepped outside Tuesday. Bone chilling cold has set in and it's having an impact on the folks who try to take care of the homeless and needy.

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What kind of winter should we expect in KY?

Updated: 10/29/2010 - Every year with the first cold snap of the season we begin to wonder what kind of winter to expect. Will it be cold, snowy, dry, or above average?

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Kentucky rolls over LSU, 81-55

Posted: 02/06/2010 - Freshman DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth consecutive double-double and No. 4 Kentucky cruised past LSU 81-55 on Saturday.

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Winter Storm Slams Kentucky

Updated: 02/05/2010 - After watching it move towards Kentucky all week, the winter storm delivered dropping as much as eight inches of snow in parts of the state.

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How firefighters fight the weather

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Working in the winter weather can be rough - see how emergency responders are facing the challenge.

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Recovery on pace after Casey tornado

Posted: 10/24/2009 - After an EF-2 tornado left a mile-and-a-half-long path of destruction through Casey County, a skeleton crew of emergency responders and volunteers were still on-scene a week later, working to clean up the mess left behind by Mother Nature.

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NWS To Survey West Ky. Town Storm Damage

Updated: 03/29/2009 - ... The storm hit about 5 p.m. CDT Saturday ... winds collapsed brick and cement buildngs, left many homes without their roofs, wrapped mobile homes around trees, destroyed barns, stripped off siding, snapped utility poles and uprooted trees.

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