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Emergency Management News
Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Jackson (OKZ036) Oklahoma Issued by the National Weather ServiceSpecial Weather Statement issued September 18 at 12:40AM CDT by NWS - ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR Tillman...northwestern Cotton... southwestern Comanche...southeastern Jackson...northwestern Wichita and Wilbarger Coun...1 day ago
Canada and FEMA Work Together to Assist Hurricane Survivors - In keeping with a tradition of cross-border emergency assistance, the Government of Canada offered its assistance to the United States following the devas...6 days ago
Official: Sonar may have detected wreckage from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 - Indonesian searchers battled bad weather Wednesday in their efforts to find more remains from AirAsia Flight QZ8501, a day after the first signs of debris ...2 years ago
New York police sued over residential building patrols – CNN.com - OK this one, I just could not leave alone. New York police sued over residential building patrols – CNN.com. Here is my question: If the landlord (owner)...5 years ago
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HHS Will Re-examine its Disaster Preparedness Plan - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today that her department would review its disaster preparedness plan in the wake of difficulties to manufacture and d...7 years ago
TIME: Wikipedia for Spies: The CIA Discovers Web 2.0 - There's a quiet revolution underway at the CIA and its sister agencies. A new generation of analysts, determined to drag their Cold War–era colleagues into...8 years ago
State-by-State Report on the Status of Emergency Medicine - As a nice complement to the "Ready or Not?" report released earlier this week, the American College of Emergency Physicians has published its annual "Natio...8 years ago
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Yes, it's that time of year. It's Hurricane Preparedness Week all over America.
Why prepare for hurricanes in Oklahoma? Remember Tropical Storm Erin?
"The Norman, Oklahoma National Weather Service remarked the intensification "[resulted] in what amounts to an inland tropical storm;" at 0930 UTC the system presented an eye-like feature and a spiral rainband, and produced wind gusts of over 80 mph (130 km/h)."
That storm produced flooding near here, along with wind damage.
"One person drowned in a cellar in Fort Cobb, and another drowned in Kingfisher. Another storm-related death took place in Seminole. Three others were found dead after a weather-related automobile accident also near Carnegie. Another automobile accident fatality took place in Okmulgee County but it is unclear if the event was storm-related. Damage amounted to over $2 million (2007 USD)."
Friday, May 23, 2014
"Heat is one of the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year."
The American Red Cross offers:
Listen to a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
Eat small meals and eat more often.
Avoid extreme temperature changes.
Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
Postpone outdoor games and activities.
Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
What are you doing to prepare for heat?
The American Red Cross offers:
What are you doing to prepare for heat?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Welcome to the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative. Your organization has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, your organization is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
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What’s NextA NOAA point of contact will reach out to you shortly to answer questions you may have and explore collaboration opportunities.
In the meantime, please take the time to learn more about Weather-Ready Nation on these websites:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Points of Light and the HandsOn Network are offering free web-based exercises in May to help with your disaster volunteer and preparedness needs. The “Operation Volunteer Placement” exercise will be held on http://www.drc-group., and is intended for local agencies and organizations tasked with volunteer coordination during an emergency. Exercise participants will work through different scenarios dealing with the numerous challenges associated screening and placing spontaneous volunteers with various response agencies and organizations. For more information and to register, visit
The “Resilient Response” exercise is a disaster readiness and response activity discussing different scenarios related to natural disasters and how to respond. The next exercise is scheduled for May 30, 2014. For additional information and to register yourself or your organization to participate, visit http://www.
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, USA is hosting a webinar entitled “Mitigate, Prepare, Respond: Emergency Managers as Partners in Climate Adaptation Webinar.” Gwen Camp, Director of Individual and Community Preparedness Division at FEMA, will present during this ICLEI webinar to discuss America’s PrepareAthon!
We hope that you can join us for the webinar. For questions, please contact PrepareAthon@fema.dhs.
For more information about ICLEI USA, please visit: http://www.icleiusa.org
Important Web sites
- Altus Air Base Weather
- Altus Air Force Base MOU
- Altus Area Google Alerts
- Altus Area Scanner Feed
- Altus EM Calendar
- Altus Skywarn Association
- Altus/Jackson County Emergency Operations Plan (2011)
- Altus/Jackson County Local Emergency Planning Committee
- AltusEM on Paper.LI
- Amber Alerts Oklahoma
- American Red Cross
- Are You Ready?
- Business Blog from SWTC
- City of Altus
- Civil Air Patrol
- Emergency Managers' Contact List
- Google Mail
- National Hazard Mitigation Association
- National Weather Service
- NWS Enhanced Page
- Oklahoma Emergency Management
- Oklahoma Homeland Security
- Oklahoma Ice Map
- Oklahoma State Emergency Operations Plan
- Operation CARE
- Prepare Before Disaster Strikes
- Preparedness Calendar
- Quanah, TX Weather Station
- Radio Reference Scanner Link
- Spotter Network
- Taking Shelter from the Storm