There are a few simple things that can help move your organization forward in preparing for severe weather. As you work through this list, you may find helpful resources by clicking to Step 3. When you've completed the steps, please return here and fill out the checklist and contact information. We will then email you a certificate of recognition from the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee suitable for framing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the preparedness professionals below.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to better prepare!

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Keith Putnam
Muhlenberg County
Emergency Management Director

Office: 270-338-3902
Fax: 270-338-5553
Cell: 270-977-1774



Richard K. Payne
Emergency Management Specialist
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Office: 270-417-5025
Fax: 270-417-5019
Cell: 270-929-4700


Rick Shanklin

Rick Shanklin
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service – Paducah, KY

Office: (270) 744-6440 Ext. 726
Cell: (270) 559-2724


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