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Important Dates to Remember

February 4-7: National Sheriff’s Association Winter Conference February 12-15: 2017 National Conference of Regions February 14-15: National Tornado Summit February 23-25: EMS Today: Journal [Read more...]
Help Your Community When the Next Storm Hits

Help Your Community When the Next Storm Hits

Many communities remain unprepared, as only 30% of those who live in winter storm hazard areas have participated in a disaster exercise in the past year. Even a small amount of snow can impact your[Read more...]
Five Steps to Cook Safely for the Super Bowl

Five Steps to Cook Safely for the Super Bowl

Planning a super feast for the Super Bowl? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day for food consumption in the U.S. after Thanksgiving. Enjoy th[Read more...]
Keep Safe During Severe Winter Weather

Keep Safe During Severe Winter Weather

It’s Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which means he predicts six more weeks of winter. Whether it is an early spring or six more weeks of winter, it’s important t[Read more...]
What Do Winter Weather Watches & Warnings Mean?

What Do Winter Weather Watches & Warnings Mean?

Do you know the difference between a storm watch, warning, or advisory? It can mean all the difference in the time you have to prepare for the storm with at least three days of food, water and emerg[Read more...]
Give the Gift of Emergency Preparedness

Give the Gift of Emergency Preparedness

If you still need some last minute gift ideas, consider giving the gift of preparedness. Help your friends and family members prepare for emergencies this holiday season with an item for their em[Read more...]
Get Real-Time Alerts This Winter

Get Real-Time Alerts This Winter

One in three people don’t know how to get real-time alerts and warnings ahead of a winter storm, according to the FEMA 2015 National Household Survey. Review these tips and make sure you’re aler[Read more...]
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Honorable Judge Thomas E. Johnston Appoints a Receiver, constrcution of a new bridge at the Elkview Crossings Mall to begin soon

Charleston, WV - This afternoon, following several hours of testimony, the Honorable Judge Thomas Johnston of the Southern District of West Virginia ordered that a receiver be appointed to manage the [Read more...]
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Cold Weather Tips

With the expected bitterly cold temperatures, Kanawha County Homeland Security and Emergency Management would like to remind the public of a few safety items: Dress for the Weather Stay insid[Read more...]
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Webinar: Methods of Communication in Disasters— Preparing to Receive, Provide and Act on Critical Information in Times of Crisis

The Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invite you to a webinar on Thursday, December 15,[Read more...]
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Webinar: Successful Social Media Practices to Strengthen Your CERT Program

On Wednesday, December 14, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) webinar featuring programs that have found innovative ways of[Read more...]
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Join Us for a #WinterSafety Twitter Chat

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts La Nina-type conditions this winter. Join us for a #WinterSafety Twitter Chat to discuss winter storm terms, winter driving tips, wi[Read more...]
Avoid the “Invisible Killer”

Avoid the “Invisible Killer”

Breathe easy this winter and avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. According to the U.S. Fire Administrati[Read more...]
Holiday and Travel Safety Toolkit

Holiday and Travel Safety Toolkit

Help your community prepare for the holidays with the Ready.govHoliday and Travel Safety Social Media Toolkit. Find holiday safety and preparedness information and graphics you can either copy and pas[Read more...]
Christmas Tree Safety

Christmas Tree Safety

Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Keep your holiday trees well-watered.  Dry and neglected trees can easily catch fire from [Read more...]
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Individual and Community Preparedness

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires The risk of having a home fire increases during the winter months: December, January, and February. To help teach the public about winter fire hazards and ways to pr[Read more...]
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Don’t Get Burned This Thanksgiving!

Learn Your Local Evacuation Routes Evacuations from your home or work are more common than many people realize. FEMA urges residents to know their evacuation routes and to heed the direction of loc[Read more...]
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Heating Safety

While hypothermia generally occurs at very cold temperatures, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that it can happen even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain[Read more...]
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, in November, builds awareness and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our power, water, transportation, and communication systems secure.[Read more...]
Saluting Our Veterans

Saluting Our Veterans

On Friday, November 11, show your appreciation for our nation’s veterans and service members by volunteering this Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of ways to[Read more...]