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Severe Weather: Staying Safe

Live on Monday, Feb. 13 at 10/9 pm on KET and online at

Spring can be a dangerous season for the Bluegrass State, with higher potential for tornadoes, severe storms, lightning, and flooding.

To help viewers educate themselves about proper “weather-ready” preparation and planning, KET presents Severe Weather: Staying Safe, a live call-in program hosted by Chris Allen, Weather Director, WBKO-TV Bowling Green, and featuring a panel of severe weather experts.

Being prepared and learning more about reliable emergency services can greatly minimize the potential deaths, injuries, and economic losses associated with severe weather.

During the one-hour program, viewers can submit questions and concerns about severe weather by calling 1-800-944-4664 or on Twitter by tweeting @KET using hashtag #kyweather.

Chris Allen hosts the hour-long program. His guests:

  • Wayne Burd, assistant director of operations, Ky. Emergency Management
  • Joe Sullivan, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service
  • Greg Ladd, Kentucky Safety Program Director
  • Jennifer Rukavina, meteorologist, WPSD-TV, Paducah

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
National Weather Service, Louisville

Severe Weather: Staying Safe is a production of KET in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee. Nick Helton is producer.