Chambers County EMA & 911

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY.... DIAL 9-1-1


This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week In Alabama!

Introduction

Governor Kay Ivey has declared February 18-23rd, 2018, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. The National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and other supporting organizations ask for your help in providing the public with information about severe weather safety. Advance planning and increased awareness will help residents of Alabama survive these deadly storms.


Important Information

There are many aspects to being prepared for severe weather, but first and foremost, KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!! No matter what you have in your severe weather plan, it will never be complete until you can pinpoint your location on a map. Take a few moments NOW to learn some local geography so you can be more prepared when severe weather  strikes. Don't just stop at your home location, learn surrounding counties and communities. This extra bit of knowledge will help you determine if storms in other areas are heading your way.
To help you with this, we've put together a Story Map that highlights some information about each of the 39 counties in Central Alabama. It can be found here

 

Knowledge is power, a power that could SAVE YOUR LIFE!!

Severe Weather Awareness Week Schedule:

Mon, Feb 19 - Severe Thunderstorms

Tue, Feb 20 - Flooding & Flash Flooding

Wed, Feb 21 - Tornadoes - "TORNADO SAFETY DRILL WEDNESDAY"

Thu, Feb 22 - Lightning

Fri, Feb 23 - Receiving Weather Alerts


For a list of daily topics: http://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_feb2018#Topics

For Spanish versions of the graphics: http://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_spanish

NEW: Severe Weather Safety with Sign Language & Captioning: http://www.weather.gov/bmx/ASL
Alabama All Hazards Awareness Booklet: http://www.weather.gov/bmx/swawb2013
Severe Weather Safety Rules: http://www.weather.gov/bmx/sps_svrsafetyrules
Tornado Safety Rules: http://www.weather.gov/bmx/sps_torsafetyrules
Severe Weather preparedness: http://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_beingprepared
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR): http://www.weather.gov/bmx/nwr_overview

 

BOARD MEETINGS:

The January meeting of the Chambers County 9-1-1/ EMA Board will be held as follows:

January 18, 2018 at 12:30 Eastern in the Chambers County 9-1-1 Operations Center, Main Conference room

3609 Veterans Memorial Parkway - Lanett, AL 36863

 

As part of this meeting we will also review the 2018  multiyear training  and exercise plan  as required by FEMA and State EMA


The Chambers County E-911 Communications Board Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month beginning in January.


The scheduled meetings for FY 2018 are scheduled as follows:
January 18, March 15, May 17, July 19, and September 20
There will be at least one called meeting, TBD, and will be scheduled and posted accordingly.


All Meetings are scheduled to be held at:

3609 Veterans Memorial Parkway - Lanett, AL 36863

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For Severe Weather products and Safety Tips for all Seasons, go to:

http://www.weather.gov/safety/

For Thunderstorm and Tornado products and Safety Tips, go to:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/thunderstorm/

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/tornado/

To see the Tropical forecast or Hurricane information, go to:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

To see the current radar and go straight to the NWS page for Chambers County area, go to:

http://www.weather.gov/bmx/

To check road conditions with Alabama Dep't of Transportation, go to:

www.dot.state.al.us/

You can also download an app to your phone from Alabama DOT.
It allows you to view live camera feeds
and traffic conditions. It is called ALGO.

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~~~ NOAA WEATHER RADIO INFORMATION ~~~

THE BEST WAY TO RECEIVE TORNADO WARNINGS, HAZARDOUS WEATHER INFORMATION AND OTHER EMERGENCY ALERTS


NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office.

NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


If you and your family do not have an NOAA Weather Radio, please get one today. They can save your life! They can be purchased at CVS, Marvins and Wal-Greens. Chambers County EMA will be glad to program it for you!


Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards – including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).


Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1000 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal.


Thank You for visiting the Chambers County EMA & E-911 Website.

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY.... DIAL 9-1-1

 

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