Local EMA's Monitor Storms Closely

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Local Emergency Management Agencies are monitoring the weather situation and opening shelters as needed. The Calhoun County EMA reports some flooding in Oxford as well as downed trees across the county.  Emergency Management Officer Myles Chamblee says they’ll be up and keeping an eye on the storm as it continues through the night. Chamblee also says the Calhoun County EMA will post up-to-date information in their Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the night. Gadsden-Etowah County EMA public officer Breonna Cole says some shelters there are already open, such as the Black Creek Fire Department, and the Gadsden Public Library, which is pet-friendly. She also reminds people to tie down outside furniture, because as the wind picks up, they may become airborne projectiles. Cole also recommends that residents download the Shelter Etowah App, which shows the availability of shelters in Etowah County. The app is available for free on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store.


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