Emergency Management News

Friday, January 30, 2015

Weather Data for #AltusOK from @OKMesonet

Shown as February 2015
1T Avgs: 53/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T86 (1963)
Low T-2 (1951)
Precip0.98 (1983)
Snow4.0 (2011)
2T Avgs: 53/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 5%
High T87 (2003)
Low T-1 (1951)
Precip0.22 (1944)
Snow0.5 (1996)
3T Avgs: 55/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T81* (1934)
Low T2 (1996)
Precip1.20 (1960)
Snow0.5* (1929)
4T Avgs: 56/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T78* (1928)
Low T-1 (1996)
Precip3.23 (1964)
Snow0.5* (1983)
5T Avgs: 55/30
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T82 (2008)
Low T5 (1989)
Precip0.67 (1987)
Snow2.5 (1998)
6T Avgs: 56/29
Sig Prcp Freq: 10%
High T78* (1925)
Low T10 (1914)
Precip0.72 (2005)
Snow3.0 (1961)
7T Avgs: 56/27
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T82 (1932)
Low T-3 (1933)
Precip1.45 (1934)
Snow6.0 (1933)
8T Avgs: 57/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 10%
High T80* (1925)
Low T-6 (1933)
Precip1.10 (1927)
Snow2.0 (1929)
9T Avgs: 55/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T88 (1932)
Low T7 (1933)
Precip0.59 (1965)
Snow3.0 (2011)
10T Avgs: 57/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T82 (1922)
Low T4* (1929)
Precip0.80 (1993)
Snow2.0 (1986)
11T Avgs: 56/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 3%
High T93 (1962)
Low T-7 (1986)
Precip0.70 (1977)
Snowtrace (1993)
12T Avgs: 57/30
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
High T90 (1962)
Low T9 (1948)
Precip0.92 (1978)
Snow2.5 (1948)
13T Avgs: 59/30
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T87 (1962)
Low T9 (1958)
Precip1.19 (1950)
Snow2.0 (1968)
14T Avgs: 59/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
High T88 (1954)
Low T5 (1936)
Precip0.92 (1969)
Snow2.5* (1951)
15T Avgs: 57/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T88 (1924)
Low T11 (2007)
Precip0.88 (1993)
Snow2.5 (2004)
16T Avgs: 57/29
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T78 (1927)
Low T9 (1936)
Precip0.80 (1940)
Snow7.0 (1928)
17T Avgs: 58/29
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T83 (1970)
Low T12* (1928)
Precip0.62* (1998)
Snow2.0 (1978)
18T Avgs: 58/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T84 (1986)
Low T2 (1978)
Precip1.12 (1921)
Snow10.2 (1921)
19T Avgs: 59/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 5%
High T86 (1986)
Low T10 (1929)
Precip0.97 (1998)
Snow1.0 (1921)
20T Avgs: 61/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T90 (1981)
Low T12 (1918)
Precip2.15 (1997)
Snowtrace* (1929)
21T Avgs: 60/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
High T90 (1996)
Low T11 (1939)
Precip1.74 (1997)
Snow1.5 (1968)
22T Avgs: 60/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 16%
High T93 (1996)
Low T14 (1976)
Precip1.12 (1994)
Snow3.0 (1973)
23T Avgs: 61/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
High T91 (1918)
Low T7 (1914)
Precip0.74 (1941)
Snow4.5 (1941)
24T Avgs: 60/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T92 (1918)
Low T10 (1965)
Precip0.79 (2001)
Snow2.8 (1953)
25T Avgs: 61/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 10%
High T93 (1917)
Low T9 (1960)
Precip0.88 (1933)
Snow1.0 (1960)
26T Avgs: 60/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T86 (1996)
Low T12* (1934)
Precip0.36* (1915)
Snow1.0 (1945)
27T Avgs: 61/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T86 (2009)
Low T10 (2002)
Precip0.65 (1948)
Snow7.0 (1945)
28T Avgs: 60/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T88 (1972)
Low T11* (1922)
Precip1.40 (1990)
Snow2.7 (1922)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Preparedness Myths Debunked #AltusOK

Disasters can happen at any time and with little to no warning; that’s why being prepared is so important! Some people may rely on old preparedness myths in response to certain disasters, which can prove dangerous. When it comes to disaster preparedness, can you separate fact from fiction? Test your knowledge with a few popular myths:
  • Standing inside a doorway is the best way to stay safe during an earthquake? According to FEMA, the current protective action to take during an earthquake is to drop, cover, and hold on. Download the America’s PrepareAthon! How to Prepare for an Earthquake Guide to learn earthquake basics and how to protect yourself during tremors. You can also check out the animated video, “When The Earth Shakes,” to see how to stay safe.
  • Duct taping your windows is a quick, easy way to protect your home’s windows before a hurricane. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protectionagainst storm winds. Window coverings can help prevent debris from blowing into your home. Flying debris from strong winds causes most fatalities and injuries.
  • First responders will be able to help everyone during disasters.Emergency responders do a great job keeping people safe, but they can’t do it alone. It may also be several days before they can reach your area. As such, we must all embrace our personal responsibility to be prepared.
Remember, being prepared for disasters is a shared responsibility. It takes the whole community working together to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies. In September 2013, we debunked preparedness myths during the first America’s PrepareAthon! TweetChat.  Search #PrepareAthon to find more disaster preparedness fact vs. fiction.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Disaster Assistance Resource

DisasterAssistance.gov is a website that is maintained by FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP). DAIP helps survivors by shortening the time required to apply for assistance and reducing the number of forms that need to be completed. Survivors can also upload documents and check the status of their application, all through the website.                       

DAIP is an e-Government initiative, managed by FEMA with the support of 16 other federal agencies to help simplify the disaster assistance process. DisasterAssistance.gov also provides news, information and resources to help individuals, families and businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.  On DisasterAssistance.gov, survivors can:
  • Find more than 70 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies;
  • Get the latest information on declared disaster such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes;
  • Find information about evacuating; accessing shelter, food, water and medical services; and assistance locating loved ones and pets;
  • Locate local resources in and around the whole community; and
  • Share resources via social media. 
Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov today and check out the information available. Spread the word to your loved ones, and be prepared to know where to find assistance before a disaster happens!

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