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Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan Approved By FEMA

The Monroe County EMA and the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission have completed the multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The HMP will better prepare Beatrice, Excel, Frisco City and Monroeville, for natural disasters.  

The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a long-term strategy to reduce community vulnerability to natural disasters.  The Monroe County Commission, Probate Judge Greg Norris, and all surrounding jurisdictions have approved and adopted the HMP.  The Monroe County Emergency Management Agency is taking proactive steps to lessen the impact of future disasters and the costly expenses associated with them.  The plan has been approved by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The planh identifies hazards and potential hazards in Beatrice, Excel, Frisco City and Monroeville, and creates a framework to help community officials make decision that may ultimately protect lives and property.  The plan also outlines a strategy for implementing mitigation projects in each of the jurisdictions.

                                

Paul Lindsey - Director

Lana Wilson - Admin. Asst.

                    251-743-3259

                    director@monroeema.com or secretary@monroeema.com   



Live Safety Drill


The Monroe County Emergency Management Agency and the Monroe County Hospital will conduct a joint Live Safety Drill on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  The drill will be held at Monroe County Hospital and include the Monroeville Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Monroeville Fire Department, ASAP Ambulance Service, E-911, and Life Flight Mobile.   

The participating agencies have conducted three meetings to discuss the role each will play.  It is imperative for everyone to know exactly what to do in the event of a true emergency situation.  When local agencies work together, citizens feel safer and lives will be saved.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in each of the agencies for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Monroeville, Alabama.  The drill would be impossible if not for you!






Learn about enhancements to warning messages issued by
 the National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service will soon be adding new information to their warning messages
in an effort to better communicate specific impacts to the public. In the beginning, the
message will be termed "Experimental", but we anticipate the impact-based warnings will stay with us after the experimental period. This video was developed by Jason Beaman, Warning Coordination
Meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Mobile Forecast Office.






Learn how to reconnect with your family after a disaster

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Communicating with your friends and family when a disaster occurs is important to make sure everyone is safe. This is why having both an evacuation and communication plan is important. 
Waiting to hear from your loved ones during a disaster can be a heart wrenching ordeal. 
Have peace of mind when a disaster strikes and create your evacuation and emergency communication plans. Make a plan to reconnect with family after a disaster by text, e-mail, social media and cell. For more tips go to http://go.usa.gov5MgJ #NatlPrep


 

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 your 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 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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