As summer heats up, learn how to prepare for high temperatures.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickness from the heat occurs when your body cannot compensate and properly cool you off. However, heat-related illness and death are preventable.
Before the next heat wave, outdoor activity, or Fourth of July celebration, follow these protective actions from the CDC and stay cool this summer:
Find more information on extreme heat preparedness at www.ready.gov/heat.
Emergency Management News
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Take the first step toward emergency preparedness by downloading the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) app.
Did you know your smartphone can be an important tool to help you prepare?
Many people use mobile applications (apps) to receive updates on severe weather, help them plan for emergencies, and stay informed of community activities.
The Disaster Information Management Research Center compiled apps from various organizations to help you find appropriate and trustworthy applications including those from FEMA and the American Red Cross. These apps cover the following areas:
Having preparedness information and planning tools literally at your fingertips is an easy way to take action now!
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
People over the age of 65 face the greatest risk of dying in a fire, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
Reduce that risk by protecting yourself and your loved-ones with these special precautions from the USFA:
Learn more about how older adults can stay safe from fire with more tips, resources and statistics from the USFA.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
When planning a picnic, barbecue, or day at the beach this summer, learn how to keep your food safe.
According to FoodSafety.gov, foodborne illnesses increase during the summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these food safety recommendations:
When bringing food to a picnic or cookout:
When cooking on the grill:
When serving food outdoors:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watch a fun, new animation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to learn about wildfire preparedness. The video illustrates what you should do before, during, and after a wildfire. Watch it now!
We encourage you to also spread the message wildfire preparedness on your website or social media accounts by sharing this new animation:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Learn flood preparedness with this fun, new video. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a 90-second animation that illustrates what you should do before, during, and after a flood. Watch it today!
Before a flood, learn about your home’s flood risk and consider flood insurance. We encourage you to also spread the message of flood preparedness on your website or social media accounts by sharing this new animation:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Beat the heat during the summer months and take steps to prepare for extreme heat. Summertime heatwaves often cause power outages that can affect your neighborhood.
Learning to prepare for power outages this summer is easy and the Ready Campaign offers the following tips:
For more information on these and other tips regarding preparing for power outages this summer, visit www.ready.gov/power-outages.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
With the summer months upon us, now is the time to learn about the dangers of heatstroke and being trapped in a hot car. Learn how the temperature outside may affect the temperature inside your vehicle.
Heatstroke is dangerous and can be deadly. Never leave children, pets, or older adults unattended in a parked car.
Use the following life saving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind yourself and others to check the back seat before walking away from a vehicle. Children mistakenly being left in hot vehicles make up many of the tragedies reported each year.
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