Injuries and deaths due to winter weather can be prevented through proper winter safety measures. As the holiday season and upcoming winter months approach, now is an excellent time to educate your family and friends about winter weather safety rules. There is no better gift than improving the awareness of safety measures that could save a life. Everyone is urged to make this a safe and happy holiday and winter season by using proper winter safety precautions.
(above photo from James Simms, submitted to NWS Birmingham, Jan 17, 2013 Tuscaloosa Snow Event)
The National Weather Service and The Alabama Emergency Management Agency have proclaimed the week fromSunday, November 17th - Friday, November 22nd 2013, as Winter Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. Winter Weather Awareness Week highlights the need for being prepared for the potential dangers of a severe winter weather episode.
Serve Alabama staff members Drop, Cover and Hold On during the 2013 Great ShakeOut earthquake drill that took place today at 10:17 am.
Today is the Alabama and Tennessee Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to call attention to a secondary peak in severe weather that occurs during the fall season. For more information and severe weather safety tips please visit the Huntsville http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/?n=severewxawareness-2013 and Birmingham http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=outreach_fsad2013 National Weather Service websites.
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17th during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! To register please visithttp://www.shakeout.org/centralus/index.html. Click on Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions for more information on what to do during an earthquake.
To prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane, you should take the following measures:
READY ALABAMA AND VERIZON WIRELESS PARTNER TO PROMOTE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS TIPS
Disaster can strike at any time and in any community. During National Preparedness Month, ReadyAlabama encourages all Alabamians to take the time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters.
Wireless technology can serve as a critical communications tool in times of emergency. Many people affected by the April 2011 tornadoes that devastated parts of Alabama relied on wireless service to get in touch with family members, emergency personnel and other important contacts in those minutes, hours and days following the storms. Mobile devices also provided people without power the connectivity to get information about relief efforts as well as monitor weather developments.
September has been designated National Preparedness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As part of its efforts, the State of Alabama will hold its ninth annual Ready Alabama Day September 11, 2013 in Lee County at Auburn University.
Come join us in the shadows of Jordan-Hare Stadium! Local, state and federal first responders will be on hand, showing off their disaster response tools. There will be a kids area full of activities. Activities begin at 9am on the Auburn University Campus. Admission is free!
School groups interested in attending, please contact Brooke Mills with Serve Alabama at 33-954-7456 or email email@example.com
By registering for the ShakeOut, you or your organization will: