08:07:53 03/08/2017 As a reminder, the Elmore County EMA will be conducting the monthly test of the All-Hazards Outdoor Warning Siren System this morning at 9 A.M.. The monthly test was postponed from last Wednesday due to the threat for severe weather in our area.
1:54:31 PM CSX has provided the Elmore County EMA with the latest information regarding the rail crossings maintenance schedule:
Prattville Junction Road (City of Millbrook) has been temporarily re-opened with a gravel drive for this evening and overnight access. Work will be resumed in the morning on this crossing.
Rodgers Drive (City of Millbrook) is CLOSED and will remain closed until work is completed sometime tomorrow.
Coosada Road (Town of Coosada) will be closed sometime between 7:30 and 8:00 A.M. so that work can begin on the rail crossing.
Elmore County EMA will continue to update their webpage with these road closures and re-openings as CSX provides the updates.
Again, if you or someone you know is affected by these road closures, please check back frequently for the latest status until this scheduled maintenance work is completed.
08:30:30 CSX has notified the Elmore County EMA that they have closed Prattville Junction Rd (City of Millbrook) for the day and are planning to close Rodgers Drive (City of Millbrook) within the next hour for scheduled maintenance. These closures are according to information released on Friday, March 3, 2017, in a News Release to all local media outlets from EMA and as posted on the Elmore County EMA webpage.
CSX representatives have ensured they will contact EMA as roads are reopened and closed as part of this scheduled maintenance plan. EMA will ensure all Dispatch Offices and Emergency Medical Services are kept abreast of these changes.
If these conditions affect you or someone you know, please check back frequently for the latest information provided by CSX.
crossing work in Elmore County!
The following road crossings will be closed starting Monday, March 6, 2017. Each road crossings will be closed for 2 to 4 days at a time. The work will begin at 6:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. daily, Monday – Thursday. At night the crossings will be temporarily open for resident access only. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, March 6, 2017:
Tuesday March 7, 2017:
Pecan Grove Road
Private Crossing near the Gas Plant
Gas Plant Road
Wednesday March 8, 2017:
Marion Spillway Road
Thursday March 9, 2017:
Cypress Road/Rail Road Street
02/28/2017 3:41:20 PM Please be advised that the Elmore County EMA will postpone the monthly test of the All-Hazards Outdoor Warning Siren System, scheduled for March 1, 2017 (first Wednesday of the month), due to the possibility of severe weather late tomorrow afternoon into the evening hours. No sirens will be tested tomorrow in Elmore County. The next test of the All-Hazards Outdoor Warning Siren System is scheduled for March 8, 2017.
the National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office, Birmingham,
will be conducting a FREE
SKYWARN Basic Storm Spotter Class
April 8, 2017
from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Call EMA at 334-567-6451 to register.
Anyone age 12 and older may attend. A minimum of 25 participants is required to conduct this class.
This class will be held inside the main entrance to Wetumpka High School, in the Commons Area.
Amateur Radio Operators and Enthusiasts!
Q: Do you know what ARES stands for?
A: Amateur Radio Emergency Services
Q: Do you know what ECARS stands for?
A: Elmore County Amateur Radio Society
If you are an amateur radio operator or simply want to learn more about amateur radio operations,
we have something just for you!
The Elmore County ARES is primarily tasked with communications support for
Elmore County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
The ECARS is tasked with the promotion and education of the amateur radio craft.
Both groups meet on the second Tuesday of the month
(Feb 2017 meeting was held on 1st Tuesday due to Valentine’s Day)
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the
Elmore County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Facility
8917 US Highway 231, Wetumpka, AL 36092
Visit the website and facebook page for more information:
Come Join Us!
2017 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Set for Feb, 24-26
According to the Alabama Department of Revenue, Alabama will hold its sixth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, beginning Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:10 a.m. and ending Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.
Alabamians are encouraged to purchase/restock emergency supplies for their homes, workplaces and vehicles during this three-day tax holiday. Certain emergency preparedness items will be exempt from the state’s 4-percent state sales tax, and in some cities and counties, local taxes are waived on those items as well. Up to a 10-percent savings is possible in some locations.
Of interest to Elmore County citizens: As of February 3, 2017, the following localities are identified as participating in this sales tax holiday:
Autauga County – Yes
Elmore County – Yes
Montgomery County and City of Montgomery – Yes
Town of Coosada – Yes
Town of Eclectic – Yes
City of Millbrook – Yes
City of Tallassee – Yes
City of Wetumpka – Yes
|COVERED ITEMS – $60 OR LESS, PER ITEM|
Cellular phone battery
Cellular phone charger
Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio,
weatherband radio or NOAA weather radio
Portable self-powered light source, including battery-powered flashlights,
lanterns, or emergency glow sticks
Plastic drop cloths
Other flexible, water-proof sheeting
Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kit
Plywood, window film or other materials specifically
designed to protect window coverings
Non-electrical food storage cooler or water storage container
Non-electric can opener
Self-contained first aid kit
Carbon monoxide detector
Gas or Diesel fuel tank or container
Automobile and boat batteries
A single purchase with a sales price of $1000 or Less:
Any portable generator and power cords – used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
334-242-1490 OR 866-576-6531