DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

fema ready 300MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (7/9/13) – A Federal FEMA grant has made it possible for McClean County’s Emergency Management Agency to add five new weather sirens to several of its smaller communities.

David Sunn, director of the Emergency Management Agency in McLean County, told SurfKY News this week that previously all incorporated cities in the county with the addition of Beech Grove have had weather sirens.

The Federal FEMA grant has made the five new sirens possible at a cost of $22,000 each. The new sirens have been installed in the Buck Creek, Buttonsberry, Stringtown, Glennville, and Guffie areas.

The Guffie area is particularly important because that is where the McLean County fish and game are typically located, and there are usually between 75 to 100 people in the vicinity – specifically in the stormy season – who otherwise wouldn’t have any way of knowing about the threat of severe weather, according to Sunn.

“Any time there is a federally declared disaster and they allocate a certain amount of dollars to fund emergency relief, they also allocate an additional 10 percent of funds for mitigation projects like this one,” said Sunn.

The grant funds will also provide for a new generator that will power the county’s ambulance headquarters, as well as all of the county’s emergency and law enforcement service radio communications.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour

In Other News...

Covenant Community Church Closed Due to Inclement Weather

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Covenant Community Church offices are now closed. Church service for tonight, March 4,… Read More

Nigerian Immigrant, American Citizen to Speak at Teen Conference

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Victory Church will host its annual Inspire Conferences on Friday March 6 and Saturday,… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9285

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 8561

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 6380

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 5481

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 4344

Local Man Makes Unique Display from Area’s…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 02, 2015 3638

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 03, 2015 2446

Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be Touched…

in Hopkins News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 2305

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 04, 2015 1360

Highway Crews Dealing with Landsides in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1239

KSP Warns of Old Scam Resurfacing in the Post 2…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
March 04, 2015 930

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 4, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 04, 2015 926

Adamson Chosen as Madisonville MSU Campus’…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 860

Muhlenberg County Educator Inducted into Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
March 04, 2015 791

Mental Health Services Expanded at Western…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Steve Beshear
March 04, 2015 755

KYEM Monitoring Another Storm System Headed for…

in General News For All Sites by Monica French
March 04, 2015 742

New Downtown Plaza to Provide Platform for…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News