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Elmore County Emergency Management Agency is calling on our citizens to contribute to the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan update that is currently underway.

Every five years County EMA offices are required by FEMA to update the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. This allows the ability to receive Federal Grant Funding for things like Schools, County Government, Fire Departments, and Law Enforcement, etc.

The goal of the HMP update is to further protect property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability. During the course of this planning project, county and local leaders and the participating communities work together to identify risks, assess capabilities, and formulate a strategy to reduce the effects of hazards such as floods, tornadoes and severe storms on life and property.

This year to be more efficient, effective, and good stewards of our taxpayer’s dollars. We have elected to be part of the East Alabama Regional Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan along with the other counties in our division.

(Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Russell, and Tallapoosa)

We ask that you read the plan below, and if you have any comments or suggestions please send them to our plan writers at Lee – Russell Council of Governments.

Thank you for your help in making Elmore County a safer and more resilient community to live and work!

For Public Review for 30 days:

East AL Regional Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020

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Are you Ready? Elmore County! 

 

TURN AROUND – DON’T DROWN

“If You See Something, Say Something”!

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Elmore County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Presents:

Are You Ready,

Elmore County?

A Short Course in All-Hazards

Citizen Preparedness

Call 334-567-6451 for Course Schedule

 

How Prepared Are You? Quick Self-Assessment:

  • Are you familiar with local hazards?
  • Are you familiar with alert and warning systems?
  • Do you know the correct protective actions to take for each hazard?
  • Do you believe preparedness steps can help in severe weather events?
  • Do you believe preparedness steps can help in terrorist acts, hazmat incidents, disease outbreaks?
  • Do you know how to prepare for emergencies and disasters?
  • Did you know preparing is affordable and can be done on a budget?
  • Have you participated in preparedness training/drills in the last two years?
  • Do you have an emergency plan? Discussed it with your household?
  • Can you name at least 3 supplies that go in emergency supplies kits?
  • Do you have emergency supplies?
  • Have supplies been updated/rotated in the last six months to a year?

 

What does it take to Be Ready?

      4 Simple Steps

 Step 1: Be Informed.

Step 2: Make a Plan.

Step 3: Build An Emergency Supplies Kit.

Step 4: Practice Your Plan.

 

So, Elmore County,

Are You READY?

Contact Elmore County EMA

at

334-567-6451

and let us schedule you for the next

Are You Ready,

Elmore County?

A Short Course in All-Hazards

Citizen Preparedness

   (2 Hour Course)


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Lightning

Lightning is a common occurrence across Alabama considering we have our fair share of thunderstorms in this part of the country. Although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning kills an average of 49 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured.

There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Just remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors. Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.

NEW! Lightning safety slogan for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community: See a Flash, Dash Inside! You can view the new PSA here. Not everyone can hear thunder, signaling that they need to take shelter. This lightning safety outreach initiative is meant to reach the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and give actionable advice to help this community be weather-ready!