The National Weather Service participated in the “Be Aware: Know Your Line” initiative held at the Paul Sawyer Public Library in Frankfort on Demeber 10, 2012. The initiative is the first of its kind in the country, and is part of a pilot project developed by FEMA and seven other Federal agencies.
Frankfort Office of Emergency Management representatives unveiled a high water mark sign at the library, the locations of other signs, and announced new outreach efforts to showcase local flood risk and steps residents can take to protect their homes and families. Officials from Kentucky Emergency Management, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Weather Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency attended.
During the program, the Mike Callahan, NWS Senior Service Hydrologist, demostrated a watershed model showing how development can increase flooding and some various actions that can be undertaken to mitigate flooding.
Signs were distributed throughout Frankfort showing the level of the December 10, 1978 flood, which is the record for that location. Here is one of the signs showing the level of the 1978 flood in the parking lot behind the library. Next to the sign is Mike Callahan and Deron Rambo, Emergency Director of Franklin County.
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