Update on Flood Warning for Elmore County rivers

Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
721 PM CST Sat Dec 29 2018


...The flood warning continues for the Tallapoosa River At The
Tallapoosa Water Plant...

.Rises continue on the Tallapoosa River...and a flood warning
remains in effect at Tallapoosa Water Plant.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive cars through flooded areas.  Turn Around...Don`t Drown.

Another statement will be issued by Sunday morning...or sooner if
conditions warrant.

&&

ALC051-101-301319-
/O.EXT.KBMX.FL.W.0045.000000T0000Z-181231T1715Z/
/MGYA1.1.ER.181230T0115Z.181230T1800Z.181231T0515Z.NO/
721 PM CST Sat Dec 29 2018

...Flood Warning extended until Monday morning...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tallapoosa River At The Tallapoosa Water Plant.
* until Monday morning...or until the Warning is cancelled.
* AT  6:00 PM Saturday the stage was 24.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
  rise to near 26.2 feet by tomorrow early afternoon. The river will
  fall below flood stage by tomorrow late evening.
* Impact...At 25.0 feet...Lower Wetumpka Road starts to flood.
  Extensive flooding of low lands occurs and livestock and farm
  equipment should be moved to higher ground.

&&

LAT...LON 3239 8609 3242 8620 3249 8626 3250 8624
          3244 8616 3244 8609

$$


Flood Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
728 PM CST Sat Dec 29 2018


...The flood warning continues for the Alabama River At Montgomery...

.Rises continue on the Alabama River due to recent rainfall...and a
Flood Warning remains in effect for the river at Montgomery.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive cars through flooded areas.  Turn Around...Don`t Drown.

Another statement will be issued by Sunday morning...or sooner if
conditions warrant.

&&

ALC001-047-051-085-101-301329-
/O.EXT.KBMX.FL.W.0046.000000T0000Z-190101T1300Z/
/MGMA1.1.ER.181229T2030Z.181230T1800Z.190101T0100Z.NO/
728 PM CST Sat Dec 29 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Alabama River At Montgomery.
* until Tuesday morning...or until the Warning is cancelled.
* AT  6:00 PM Saturday the stage was 35.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 37.5 feet by
  tomorrow evening . The river will fall below flood stage Monday
  evening.


&&

LAT...LON 3248 8631 3236 8630 3239 8638 3232 8654
          3237 8661 3245 8636

$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
717 PM CST Sat Dec 29 2018


...The flood warning continues for the Coosa River At Childersburg...

.The Coosa River at Childersburg has crested...and a slow fall is
expected for the next several days.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive cars through flooded areas.  Turn Around...Don`t Drown.

Another statement will be issued by Sunday morning...or sooner if
conditions warrant.

&&

ALC021-037-051-117-121-301316-
/O.EXT.KBMX.FL.W.0047.000000T0000Z-181231T1200Z/
/CHLA1.1.ER.181229T0652Z.181229T1830Z.181231T0000Z.NO/
717 PM CST Sat Dec 29 2018

...Flood Warning extended until Monday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Coosa River At Childersburg.
* until Monday morning...or until the Warning is cancelled.
* AT  6:45 PM Saturday the stage was 402.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 402.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  tomorrow evening .
* Impact...At 402.0 feet...Flooding of low lying areas begins. At 404
  feet flooding of some low lying roads in the area begins...and the
  yards of some homes near the river become flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 3333 8632 3320 8643 3322 8648 3328 8645
          3330 8639 3335 8637

$$




“If You See Something, Say Something!”

From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

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This year’s Fire Prevention Week’s campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one.

For more information about Fire Prevention visit this website: Fire Prevention Week

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A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. There are limitless opportunities to educate students of all ages – from high school into higher education and beyond – on the field of cybersecurity as they consider their options. In addition, veterans and individuals who are looking for a new career or re-entering the workforce, should explore the multitude of well-paying and rewarding jobs available. Week 2 will address ways to motivate parents, teachers and counselors to learn more about the field and how to best inspire students and others to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers.

Learn more about Guiding kids into careers in cybersecurity

“If You See Something, Say Something!”

From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

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For more information about this test visit the FEMA website here

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Every day, parents and caregivers teach kids basic safety practices ‒ like looking both ways before crossing the street and holding an adult’s hand in a crowded place. Easy-to-learn life lessons for online safety and privacy begin with parents leading the way. Learning good cybersecurity practices can also help set a strong foundation for a career in the industry. With family members using the internet to engage in social media, adjust the home thermostat or shop for the latest connected toy, it is vital to make certain that the entire household ‒ including children – learn to use the internet safely and responsibly and that networks and mobile devices are secure.

Learn more about having the “Tech Talk” with you Teen here

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) one week from today on October 3, 2018 at 1:18 p.m. CST.  The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA.  The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency.

For more information about this test visit the FEMA website here