Regional
5:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Some Kentucky State Parks Gain 'Storm Ready' Status

Three Kentucky state parks were recently designated as being "Storm Ready" by the National Weather Service.

Carter Caves State Resort Park, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, and Grayson Lake State Park have all taken special measures to prepare for severe weather. 

"For example, it might be notifying guests that bad weather is headed our way or providing other communications about warnings and where and when to take shelter," said Gil Lawson, a spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Parks.

Kentucky has 49 state parks, including 17 resort parks with lodges.  A total of eight are "storm ready."  Lawson says the goal is to eventually have a "storm ready" designation for all of them.