County under ice storm warning; Warming stations set up for those in need

Published 8:13 pm Thursday, February 3, 2022

Boyle County is under an ICE STORM WARNING. National Weather Service Officials out of Louisville predict .25” of ice, winds will be gusting to 20 – 30 mph followed by an 1” of sleet or snow before the storm moves out of Central Kentucky.

Citizens are urged to stay off the roads and to expect significant icing, downed trees & lines and power outages.

Emergency Management Director Brian Caldwell recommends:
• Be prepared to stay at home. Have at least a 72 hour supply of emergency supplies ie water, food, medications, flashlights, battery operated radio;
• All emergency personnel will be fully operational. EMS, Fire and Police Departments are also dealing with the inclement conditions. They will be responding to emergency situations, as weather conditions allow;
• In the event of a power outage, if an alternate heat source is being used, use all precautions for that source. Power outage maps are on the county’s website www.boylecountyky.gov.
• Be sure all smoke alarms/ carbon monoxide alarms are operational
• If needed, warming centers will be opened at Centenary United Methodist Church and First Christian Church on Lexington Ave and Perryville City Hall.
• Tips for generator usage are posted on www.boylecountyky.gov. All safety manuals and procedures should be followed. Most importantly, set your generator outside at a minimum of 20 feet from the house.

The number for any non-emergency calls will be 859-238-1220

Power outages call:
• Inter County: 866-224-2235
• Kentucky Utilities: 1-800-981-0600

Updated Weather and Emergency Information:
www.boylecountyky.gov
AMNEWS.COM
WHIR AM 1230 AND WHIR FM 103.9
Facebook/BoyleCountyFiscalCourt