FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's state park system has won recognition for its storm readiness.
The parks system has achieved "StormReady" supporter status to keep guests and employees safe when threatening weather occurs. The parks worked with the National Weather Service to gain the status.
State officials say the Kentucky State Parks system is one of the first park systems in the country to achieve the designation.
The Kentucky parks also planned and coordinated their efforts with local emergency management agencies to make sure people are safe before and after severe weather occurs.
The designated parks have the appropriate communications equipment and have identified safe places for people to go when bad weather is one the way. Parks personnel have completed necessary training.