Shake Up September – Natural History of Maysville

September is National Preparedness Month -- Do you have your Disaster Supplies Kit? Did you know that Kentucky has a variety of fault systems across the Commonwealth? The largest is the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic area east of the Rocky Mountains. New Madrid Seismic Zone - Quaternary Fault Localities. Earthquakes with magnitudes equal to or larger than 2.5 are shown by the yellow dots. Between December 181...

Power Outages – What to do when the lights go out

Person in yellow raincoat looking at power line
Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may: Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.Cause food spoilage and water contamination.Prevent use of medical devices. PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE: Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.Only use generators outdoors and awa...