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  • Special Weather Statement - Elevated Heat Indexes through 8/24/14 The National Weather Service has issued a special statement concerning rising heat index values through the weekend.  The combined heat and humidity will cause heat index values for most of ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 1:31 PM by J.T. Johnston
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect until Sun. (5/11/14) @ 7am A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until Sunday morning at 7am.Rain is on the way again this afternoon thru Saturday.  Periods of heavy rain are possible, and some ...
    Posted May 9, 2014, 6:44 AM by J.T. Johnston
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Run, Hide, Fight!

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With incidents of shootings and random violence in the news more and more, we need to be prepared to protect ourselves and our families from harm.  Just as you need to have a plan for hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires, you need to think about how you will react to a violent situation in a public place.  What will you do if someone comes into your workplace, church, the theater, or the mall shooting people?  Your preparation and planning for how you will react may just save you life!  Watch this video for some good ideas on dealing with an active shooter situation.







Smartphone Apps now available for Alabama Saf-T-Net
Alabama Saf-T-Net, a free service for Alabama residents provided by Baron Services, Inc. of Huntsville, has released apps for both Apple and Android products.  These apps will let you customize which warnings you receive on your device and provide you with the follow-me capability that we've all been waiting for.  More information on the Alabama Saf-T-Net system and links to information on the apps can be found at: http://alabamasaftnet.com/

Another unique feature of this system allows us to send local alerts to you from the EMA office.  This feature will provide us another avenue through which to disseminate disaster related information!

Sign up today for this free service!



If You See Something, Say Something

Most of us will never run into terrorists or extremists in our daily routine but some have and will. Even if the unusual turns out to be criminal conduct, it probably is not terrorist related, but once again, it could be. Law enforcement needs citizens to report suspicious activity even if it ultimately turns out to be innocent or normal criminal activity. Without leads, there are no investigations and only investigations lead to convictions.

Alabama citizens should provide criminal or terrorist related tips to their local law enforcement agencies. These tips will be investigated locally and then reported by law enforcement to the Alabama Fusion Center. If you prefer, you may submit a tip directly to the Fusion Center.

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AlertFM system now active in Monroe County

    A new method of alerting the public is now available to us in Monroe County. The AlertFM system provides weather alerts similar to NOAA Weather Radio, but in text form rather than by computer generated voice. In addition to weather alerts, the AlertFM system gives us the capability to send custom alerts to the receivers. This will enable us to notify the community of dangerous situations, road closures, school closures, and other important information during disasters. Since the AlertFM system utilizes the broadcast signal of participating FM radio stations, you should be able to receive the alerts if you can pick up WMFC or one of the other participating stations.

The special AlertFM receivers can be purchased locally at Central Supply Co. (251-575-4858) or are available online at http://www.alertfm.com/c-2-consumer-devices.aspx




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