8500 weather radios to be given out across Indiana - WDRB 41 Louisville News

8500 weather radios to be given out across Indiana

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Keeping Hoosiers safe -- that's the goal behind a partnership between emergency management agencies in Indiana and the Department of Homeland Security.

The state is receiving nearly 8500 weather alert radios that will be given to some of the most vulnerable residents in the state.

Clark County is getting 150 of the radios.  It will be up to fire districts to give them to those who need them.

Les Kavanaugh, Clark Co. Emergency Management Director, says, "We're a county of 110,000, but if we can affect those vulnerable areas, those that have the greatest needs, then we feel that that's just one more potential life that's been saved."

Since 2009, more than 23,000 radios have been handed out across the state.  About 1500 of those were given to people in Clark County.

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