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  • Monday's Strong to Severe Weather - Timing Update (10/13/14 - 1:30pm) The latest info from NWS Mobile says they believe the squall line will be coming through a bit earlier than previously expected.  Our county will probably see the main impacts ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 11:39 AM by J.T. Johnston
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    Posted Oct 13, 2014, 6:51 AM by J.T. Johnston
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    With our lives increasingly dependent on technology, cyber security should be a critical concern for everyone.  Everyone is vulnerable to malicious software, identity theft, phishing, and other cyber threats.  Learn more about how you can protect yourself and your family from these threats.  Visit US-CERT's Tips page for links to tips on a myriad of cyber security topics (https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips).  Here are links to a few of the most common areas of concern:

Recognizing/Avoiding Spyware    -    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-016

Recognizing Fake Antiviruses    -    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST10-001

Social Engineering & Phishing Attacks    -    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-014

Staying Safe on Social Networks    -    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST06-003

Shopping Safely Online    -    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST07-001


Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

The Monroe County Business Women's Club invites you to their 
Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon
Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:00 Noon
Vanity Fair Golf Club
613 Golf Drive 
Monroeville, Alabama
Guest Speaker: Dr. Adam Huddleston 
Southwest Alabama Community Cancer Center 
Cost:$10.00
RSVP by October 6, 2014
Wanda Robbins: 251-282-7749 or monroecountybusinesswomen@gmail.com 



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 and 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!

YouTube Video

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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