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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
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their Winter Outlook , which predicts La Niña conditions that favor a warmer, drier South and a cooler, wetter North. Winter storms can occur anywhere and bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds or a combination of all these conditions. They can cause power outages that last for days or weeks; making it hard to keep warm and making travel very dangerous. Prepare now in case a winter storm hits, and you are home for several days without power and heat.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
More than 15,925 people were injured by fire in the United States in 2013, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have as little as two minutes to safely escape once the alarm sounds.
Planning can help protect you, your family, and your home when seconds count. Here are a few steps to help keep your family fire safe:
For more information about protecting your family and developing a fire escape plan, check out the home fire escape materials from the U.S. Fire Administration.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Webinar: Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month through Community Preparedness #AltusOK
In observance of National Native American Heritage Month, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division and the Office of External Affairs, Tribal Affairs will host a webinar on Wednesday, November 30 fromfocusing on disaster preparedness and resilience efforts serving tribal communities. You’ll hear several leaders who have worked to put preparedness into action by developing successful community-based initiatives and receive related program resources.
Time:Eastern Time (ET)
- Tim Zientek, Director of Emergency Management, Potawatomi Nation
- Jeff Hansen, Director of Emergency Management, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
- Hailey Starr and Sarah Clark, Muckleshoot Tribal School
- Milo Booth, National Tribal Affairs Advisor, Office of External Affairs, FEMA
How to Join the Webinar:
- Connect using Adobe Connect registration web link.
- Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting.
- This webinar will offer closed captioning.
We hope that you will be able to join us on !
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, in November, builds awareness and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our power, water, transportation, and communication systems secure.
Help secure critical infrastructure by:
Saturday, November 12, 2016
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), half of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February. So now is the time to make sure your home heating device is safe, before the weather turns bitter cold. Follow these USFA heating tips to maintain a fire safe home this winter.
For more information on how to keep specific heating devices safe, such as a furnace, space heater, kerosene heater, fireplace or wood stove, visit the USFA’s Heating Fire Safety page.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
On Friday, November 11, show your appreciation for our nation’s veterans and service members by volunteering this Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of ways to serve and educate others on the importance of Veterans Day, including:
For more information on Veterans Day, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Is your smoke alarm still working? A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. On U.S. Fire Administration (USFA):when resetting your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, make sure your smoke alarms work and replace the batteries, if necessary. Take care of your smoke alarms according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and follow these tips from the
Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery
Smoke alarm powered by a 10-year lithium (or “long-life”) battery
Smoke alarm that is hardwired into your home's electrical system
For more information on Smoke Alarms, visit the USFA Smoke Alarm page.
Also, please remember to change the batteries in your all-hazards weather radio that receives signals from the National Weather Service.
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