Emergency Management News

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Current Fire Weather Information

Please be aware of Fire Weather conditions.  There is now a Governor's burn ban.

Fire Weather Information from the National Weather Service

Relative Humidity Map from Oklahoma MesoNet

Friday, July 29, 2011

Weather Radio Project

Residents of Altus and Jackson County will no longer be able to get 75% reimbursement for weather radios, according to area emergency
management officials.

"Grants have beginnings and endings," said Jerry Gibson, Jackson
County Emergency Management. "The time has run out on this grant."

Just over 125 area residents have made use of the program, according
to Lloyd Colston, City of Altus Emergency Manager.

The grant provided 75% of the cost of a new weather radio designed to
alarm when the National Weather Service office in Norman issued a
warning. The area transmitter is located south of Altus.

Persons desiring to buy their own weather radio are encouraged to do
so. The radio, properly programmed, sits quietly on the night stand
listening to the programming that is broadcast 24 hours per day.

The Altus Skywarn Association has been helpful in programming radios
for area residents.

For more information about weather radios, visit
http://www.weather.gov/nwr/ while persons desiring more information
about emergency management may visit http://altusem.us