EKY emergency shelter on standby for polar vortex

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

PERRY COUTNY, Ky. (WYMT) With temperatures dropping to the lowest we’ve seen in decades, emergency responders across the region are standing by.

Stephen Argonis is the Assistant Fire Chief at Lost Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He’s set up an emergency shelter at the department in Perry County ready for what this polar vortex brings.

“We make sure we have adequate amounts of back up heat, usually in propane in case of power outages,” Argonis said.

Extra water is also on hand, ready for those who might be without water.

“We took some kerosene out to some people yesterday and there’s actually some more that we have to stop by today,” Argonis added.

Argonis and his team have been making rounds in the Lost Creek community going door to door checking on those who need it most.

“There’s a lot of people that have health conditions all over the county that are going to be impacted on a much larger scale because of water and electricity and a lot of things like that,” Argonis said.

Because temperatures this frigid could cost someone their life.

If you run into any trouble, you can contact Lost Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Wallace Campbell, Jr. at 606-436-6215 or your local volunteer fire department.

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