WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu October 31, 2013
Weather Leads to Halloween Changes
Thursday night's Halloween trick or treating is expected to be hampered by potentially severe weather coming into south-central Kentucky.
Wind gusts up to 40 mph are expected along with locally heavy rainfall. A wind advisory is in effect from 3:00 central time this afternoon until midnight.
Hart, Ohio and Muhlenberg Counties have delayed their Halloween activities until Friday night along with the towns of Bonnieville, Munfordville, Glasgow, Cave City, Park City, Elkton, Russellville and Franklin.
Bowling Green, Scottsville, Edmonton, Leitchfield, Brownsville, Greensburg and Morgantown will stay with their plans to celebrate as announced Thursday night. You can check with your city hall or county clerk's office for trick or treating schedules in your town.
The Kentucky Fire Commission is reminding everyone to, as always, celebrate the holiday safely. Their advice includes:
*** Wearing bright, reflective and flame-resistant costumes and add reflective tape to be visible to drivers
*** Wear non-toxic makeup instead of a mask and wash it off afterward to avoid skin irritation
*** Stay in a group and carry a cell phone and flashlight
*** Don't go inside homes or cars for treats. responsible adults should accompany young children while older kids should let someone know where they're going and when they'll return
*** Parents should inspect candy for spoilage or tampering
*** Be careful with candles around your doorway and make sure pathways are clear
Of course, drivers should be extra alert for trick or treaters on the streets Thursday night.