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Lexington officials encouraging residents to take extra precautions as arctic cold moves into Ky.

Lexington Emergency Management encourages residents to take extra precautions this week as extreme arctic cold winds push through central Kentucky.

“The below freezing temperatures create dangerous situations for anyone outdoors for more than a few minutes,” said Patricia Dugger, Director of Lexington Emergency Management. “We’re encouraging people to limit outdoor activities during this cold wave and take precautions to make sure pipes don’t freeze. People need to limit outdoor activities with pets as well.”

Information about winter and extreme cold weather preparedness is available at BeReadyLexington.com. The most useful and popular information includes:

Lexington Emergency Management has some new ways for residents to connect with agency emergency and preparedness information. LEXALERTS allows residents to register their cell phone, home phone and email and receive alerts about community emergencies, some severe weather events and other events. The DEAFLINK service provides emergency messaging for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in the form of videos that provide messaging in American Sign Language. The BeReadyLexington mobile app gives Android and IPhone users access to the latest preparedness and emergency notifications. More information about these services is available from BeReadyLexington.com.

From Lexington Emergency Management

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