Western Kentucky Better Prepared to Handle Disaster

February 6, 2012

It’s been three years since an ice storm paralyzed the western Kentucky region and emergency service coordinators say they’re better prepared in the event of another major disaster.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd told The Paducah Sun that a major ice storm today wouldn’t affect the region as dramatically as the one that hit on Jan. 27, 2009.

For example, he says crews have removed many trees that used to sit near roads. He says that removes the risk of a tree falling and blocking the road.

McCracken County Emergency Management Director Paul Carter says he thinks the entire community is better prepared because there are more generators, home emergency kits, food reserves and “a mindset to help our neighbors.”

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