Jefferson County, Alabama

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So it’s going to get really cold. Please pay attention to roadways especially bridges and overpasses that have the poten...
01/06/2022

So it’s going to get really cold. Please pay attention to roadways especially bridges and overpasses that have the potential to refreeze. Our sand trucks are loaded and ready to respond.

Cold air moves in this evening, and winds will stay brisk overnight. Wind chill values will be in the single digits in the northwest. Make sure you and your loved ones know how to stay safe in this cold! It will feel much colder than the actual temperature reports!

Timeline Photos
01/06/2022

Timeline Photos

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The Jefferson County Roads and Transportation Dept. wished Artee Sams a happy retirement this morning after 32 years of ...
01/06/2022

The Jefferson County Roads and Transportation Dept. wished Artee Sams a happy retirement this morning after 32 years of service as a truck driver with the County! Pictured left to right are: Dewayne Bailey, assistant superintendent, Artee Sams, Wayne Campbell, superintendent (who made the flag), and Tommy Bigham, assistant superintendent. Enjoy it Artee - you've earned it!

The Jefferson County Roads and Transportation Dept. wished Artee Sams a happy retirement this morning after 32 years of service as a truck driver with the County! Pictured left to right are: Dewayne Bailey, assistant superintendent, Artee Sams, Wayne Campbell, superintendent (who made the flag), and Tommy Bigham, assistant superintendent. Enjoy it Artee - you've earned it!

The State EMA has created a website to help citizens navigate/take advantage of the Storm Shelter Tax Credit. Follow the...
01/06/2022
Alabama Storm Shelter Tax Credit

The State EMA has created a website to help citizens navigate/take advantage of the Storm Shelter Tax Credit. Follow the link for details on what it is, who can apply, and how to apply. https://ema.alabama.gov/2022/01/03/alabama-storm-shelter-tax-credit/

Alabama Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Revenue, is tasked with administering the provisions of the Alabama Storm Shelter Tax Credit Act. What is the Tax …

01/05/2022

Our monthly test of our outdoor warning sirens has concluded!
Did you hear a siren?
Did you not hear a siren, but typically do?
Comment below to let us know! You can also email us at [email protected].

Here is where crews are working week this after sanding on some roads for Monday morning. Let's hope the sun stays out.
01/04/2022

Here is where crews are working week this after sanding on some roads for Monday morning. Let's hope the sun stays out.

Here is where crews are working week this after sanding on some roads for Monday morning. Let's hope the sun stays out.

We are back live Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
01/03/2022

We are back live Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

We are back live Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

Patton Chapel Phase 3 Update:Traffic signals have been installed for the new intersection. The contractor is working on ...
01/03/2022

Patton Chapel Phase 3 Update:
Traffic signals have been installed for the new intersection. The contractor is working on the grade adjustments tying the existing roadway to the new Patton Chapel Road. Auxiliary turn lane on Chapel Lane and Patton Chapel Road intersection will be closed during this construction phase. The new Gwin Elementary School entrance has curb & gutter installed and the black base is paved. Traffic delays are to be expected.
From Tamassee Lane to Crayrich Drive, Cross-slope correction continued from the roadway widening. The contractor continues to construct driveway tie-ins and cross street ramp transitions. Shoulder work is ongoing at all transition locations, transition paving is ongoing project-wide to tie in newly constructed facilities.
Meter and water line relocation at Gwin Elementary is complete.
Three-week Look Ahead:
The realigned intersection of Preserve Parkway, Chapel Lane, Chapel Road & Patton Chapel is expected to be paved with a temporary traffic stripe. The new Gwin Elementary school entrance/exit is planned to be complete and in operation. The guardrail in front of Simmons Middle School will be upgraded.
Future Work – Once grade revisions are complete, the contractor will be widening and installing the curb and gutter at Preserve Parkway and Patton Chapel, and completing grade adjustment on Patton Chapel from the new intersection toward Patton Creek Bridge. Re-construction of Teakwood Road at the Patton Chapel intersection with a temporary diversion to Pembrooke Lane is ongoing as Patton Chapel grade adjustments occur on Preserve Parkway for the new intersection grade.
The contractor will also be installing the final driveways and side road crossings. Topsoil and sodding will begin along the roadway behind the sidewalk.
This is a tentative work schedule. All dates are dependent on weather delays and utility relocation schedules.

Bridge Replacement Road Closure: Deer Haven Rd will be closed starting Tues, Jan. 11th. The detour will be from Cedar Mt...
01/03/2022

Bridge Replacement Road Closure: Deer Haven Rd will be closed starting Tues, Jan. 11th. The detour will be from Cedar Mtn. Rd to Zuber Rd for local traffic. We expect it to be in effect until the completion of the new bridge, estimated May 2022.

Bridge Replacement Road Closure: Deer Haven Rd will be closed starting Tues, Jan. 11th. The detour will be from Cedar Mtn. Rd to Zuber Rd for local traffic. We expect it to be in effect until the completion of the new bridge, estimated May 2022.

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
01/02/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
01/02/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Please note this will be updated throughout the night. Please be weather aware and have a plan for getting to your safe ...
01/01/2022

Please note this will be updated throughout the night. Please be weather aware and have a plan for getting to your safe place.

STORM SHELTER OPENINGS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY:

*This post will be updated throughout today's event.*

Adamsville- Open
Bagley- Open
Fultondale (All shelters)- Open
Birmingham- Safe Rooms will open at 7:30
Brookside- Open

Shelter Map: jeffcoema.org/storm-shelters

01/01/2022

*1/1/22 3:57 PM*

Jefferson County is under a Tornado Watch until 10 PM. Remember to have multiple ways to receive warnings today and through the overnight hours. Also, we will not be posting warning information on our page. We will however be posting it on Twitter at @emajeffcoal.

12/31/2021

Updated testing site information and hours.

Potential for more severe weather. Please be weather aware and have a way to receive notifications.
12/31/2021

Potential for more severe weather. Please be weather aware and have a way to receive notifications.

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Years. Jefferson County Offices will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for New Yea...
12/31/2021

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Years. Jefferson County Offices will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for New Year's day.

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Years. Jefferson County Offices will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for New Year's day.

Important read from our friends at the Jefferson County EMA.
12/29/2021

Important read from our friends at the Jefferson County EMA.

Lets sit down and talk about severe weather preparedness. This is a long BUT useful and important post, folks. Sit back and spend some time with us. We'll help you get prepared for tonight and the weekend.

We have several waves of potential severe weather pushing into the area through the weekend. Today, we are under an Enhanced Risk (3/5) for both straight line winds and tornadoes. It is important that you stay weather aware. Lets get prepared together!

*Step 1* is staying up to date on the forecast and staying weather aware through the day and into the evening/overnight hours. The best way you can do this is to stay tuned to our partners at the
US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama and our local media partners WBRC FOX6 News, ABC 33/40, CBS 42, and WVTM 13.

*Step 2* is making sure you have multiple ways to receive emergency alerts/warning information. Having more than one layer of alerting is a key puzzle piece when staying safe from severe weather. Lets address a few methods here.

-Method 1: Everbridge Emergency Alerts
We provide a FREE emergency alerting service that you can sign up for directly on our website. This sends a phone call directly to your cell phone or landline phone with warning information. You can sign up for them here: https://member.everbridge.net/453003085611901/login

-Method 2: Weather Radio
Weather radios are a reliable method of notification and can be purchased at many department stores. The Jefferson County SAME code is 001073. Already have one? Replace those batteries, and hit the snooze button to make sure it is operational! Need help programming your radio? Follow this link for a YouTube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9Ae8v2EV8

-Method 3: Wireless Emergency Alerts
Most cell phones can receive wireless emergency alerts. Make sure you are enabled to receive alerts within your settings on your cell phone. Pro Tip: Make sure you do not have "Do Not Disturb" enabled on your phone, as it won't sound.

-Method 4: Stay Tuned to your favorite local TV meteorologist
Our local stations provide fantastic coverage when adverse weather is in the area. You can tune into their broadcast for live coverage that includes detailed warning information! If you don't have access to cable or satellite television, most of them also broadcast their severe weather coverage through Facebook Live.

-Method 5: Download an App
There are many applications out there that you can download to receive notifications from. The FEMA app is a simple to use application, or you can download an application from one of your trusted local news source.

Now lets address some methods that can helpful and useful, but shouldn't be your first line of warning.

-Support Method 1: Outdoor Warning Sirens
NEVER rely on sirens as a primary means of notification. The sirens in Jefferson County are polygon enabled, meaning ONLY the sirens WITHIN the warning polygon sound. If you hear a siren, you need to seek shelter immediately.

-Support Method 2: Social Media
Social media is a great tool to stay up to date on weather information. Follow trusted sources and enable push notifications on bad weather days so you can get posts in real time.

Many trusted sources post warning information that you can use! For our agency, we post warning information to Twitter, but not to Facebook. Facebook's algorithm doesn't help us get that information out to you as soon as you need it. You can follow us on Twitter at @EMAJeffCoAL.

So back to those steps to be prepared.

*Step 3* is knowing where to go when/if you go under a warning. The rule of thumb is the lowest floor of your home, and put as many walls between yourself and the outside as possible. If you live in a mobile/manufactured home you should find an alternative shelter location.

Mobile/Manufactured home residents: Alternative shelter options would be a family member/neighbors home OR you can utilize one of the shelters across the county. The shelter locations are on our website, but reach out to the municipality to make sure it is open! You can find the shelter closest to you by visiting https://www.jeffcoema.org/storm-shelters.

*The final step* is to prep your shelter space/go bag and make sure your family members are aware of the plan in the case that you go under a warning.

Some staples to put in there include:

A whistle, helmet/head protection (if you don't have a helmet, you can use a cooking pot!), shoes/extra clothes, blankets, and flashlights.

Being prepared ahead of time makes taking action during severe weather easier! So prepare, review and practice and you will be set.

Remember, stay weather aware and be prepared, not scared!

Here is where our crews are working this week. Note: Friday is a County holiday for New Year's.
12/27/2021

Here is where our crews are working this week. Note: Friday is a County holiday for New Year's.

Here is where our crews are working this week. Note: Friday is a County holiday for New Year's.

Happy Kwanzaa.
12/26/2021

Happy Kwanzaa.

Happy Kwanzaa.

FEMA assistance has been approved for those affected by the severe storms that occurred on Oct. 6-7. We've posted the ne...
12/23/2021

FEMA assistance has been approved for those affected by the severe storms that occurred on Oct. 6-7. We've posted the news release from the state on our website that details how people can apply for help. https://www.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=993&pg=News&action=view&aid=292&title=What+to+Expect+After+Applying+for+FEMA+Assistance

FEMA assistance has been approved for those affected by the severe storms that occurred on Oct. 6-7. We've posted the news release from the state on our website that details how people can apply for help. https://www.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=993&pg=News&action=view&aid=292&title=What+to+Expect+After+Applying+for+FEMA+Assistance

No matter what you celebrate we wish you the very best! Jefferson County Offices will be closed for the holidays on Thur...
12/23/2021

No matter what you celebrate we wish you the very best! Jefferson County Offices will be closed for the holidays on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24, 2021.

No matter what you celebrate we wish you the very best! Jefferson County Offices will be closed for the holidays on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24, 2021.

The Board of Equalization collected 105 pounds of non-perishable food and delivered it to the Christian Service Mission ...
12/22/2021

The Board of Equalization collected 105 pounds of non-perishable food and delivered it to the Christian Service Mission this week. Thanks to all who contributed! And thanks to Christian Service Mission for all you do!

12/21/2021

The Bessemer Tax Assessor's office is all decked out in a movie theme this year! You can visit and tour at its Holiday Open House, Wednesday, Dec. 22 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Come see it in person on the second floor!

Here is where our crews will be working this week. Please note this is a short week as County offices will be closed Thu...
12/21/2021

Here is where our crews will be working this week. Please note this is a short week as County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Christmas.

Here is where our crews will be working this week. Please note this is a short week as County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Christmas.

12/20/2021

Jefferson County Commissioners teamed up to help deliver meals in partnership with Christian Service Ministries and Ashley Furniture who helped provide the turkeys and hams.

New podcast is out and it's all the frequently asked questions we get for the Department of Revenue.  We talk drivers li...
12/20/2021

New podcast is out and it's all the frequently asked questions we get for the Department of Revenue. We talk drivers licenses/star ID, all things relating to car tags, and a bonus at the end on the best time to visit to avoid a line. https://jeffcoalpodcastforthepeople.buzzsprout.com/

New podcast is out and it's all the frequently asked questions we get for the Department of Revenue. We talk drivers licenses/star ID, all things relating to car tags, and a bonus at the end on the best time to visit to avoid a line. https://jeffcoalpodcastforthepeople.buzzsprout.com/

The Development Services Group which does permitting, planning and zoning, code enforcement, and litter violations held ...
12/17/2021

The Development Services Group which does permitting, planning and zoning, code enforcement, and litter violations held its door decoration contest. The head judge, Michael Matthews, head purchasing agent in Finance selected Jennifer Watson as first place and Kathy Burleson a close second!

The Finance Department held its Ugly Sweater competition and although all were pretty ugly 😁 the winners were: First pla...
12/17/2021

The Finance Department held its Ugly Sweater competition and although all were pretty ugly 😁 the winners were: First place, Matisha Dunklin; second, Ryan Jones; and third, Devona McMullin. The "Judge" is Michael Matthews, our head purchasing agent. To the left and right of the winners is CFO Angela Dixon and Deputy Director of Finance, Tampia Anderson.

12/17/2021

Commission President Jimmie Stephens and Commissioner Ammons were on hand to congratulate Hoover on their designation as Best City to Live in Alabama by 24/7WallSt.com. Blue hearts with QR code’s will placed across the city and visitors and citizens are encouraged to take pictures with them and share on social media what they love about Hoover with #lovetoliveinhoover

Congratulations to Debra Greene and her retirement from the  County after 30 years of service! The past 6 years she work...
12/16/2021

Congratulations to Debra Greene and her retirement from the County after 30 years of service! The past 6 years she worked in the Board of Equalization. Chair of the BOE, Maria Knight, read a proclamation with Commissioner Knight.

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We've created this social media page for our residents, businesses, and employees. This page is an extension of our community outreach initiatives and is designed to notify viewers of upcoming meetings, events, and future initiatives as well as to inform viewers about outreach efforts and plans. The Jefferson County Commission is the governing body of Jefferson County. The five Commissioners are elected from five districts within the County for four-year terms. To learn more about the Commission, visit their page here: http://www.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=3&pg=Government The County Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson County. More information on the County Manager's office may be found here: http://www.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=803&pg=County+Manager To report a problem, use our action center, located here: http://www.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=995&pg=Action+Center For information on other County facilities and services, please follow this link: http://www.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=140&pg=County+Facility+Locations Information on Cooper Green Mercy Health Services may be found here: http://www.jccal.org/Default.asp?ID=1174&pg=Cooper+Green+Mercy+Health+Services Information on the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office may be found here: http://www.jeffcosheriff.net/ Information on the 10th Judicial Circuit may be found here: http://10jc.alacourt.gov/

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So it’s going to get really cold. Please pay attention to roadways especially bridges and overpasses that have the potential to refreeze. Our sand trucks are loaded and ready to respond.
The Jefferson County Roads and Transportation Dept. wished Artee Sams a happy retirement this morning after 32 years of service as a truck driver with the County! Pictured left to right are: Dewayne Bailey, assistant superintendent, Artee Sams, Wayne Campbell, superintendent (who made the flag), and Tommy Bigham, assistant superintendent. Enjoy it Artee - you've earned it!
The State EMA has created a website to help citizens navigate/take advantage of the Storm Shelter Tax Credit. Follow the link for details on what it is, who can apply, and how to apply. https://ema.alabama.gov/2022/01/03/alabama-storm-shelter-tax-credit/
Jefferson County Commission
Here is where crews are working week this after sanding on some roads for Monday morning. Let's hope the sun stays out.
Jefferson County Commission
We are back live Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
Patton Chapel Phase 3 Update: Traffic signals have been installed for the new intersection. The contractor is working on the grade adjustments tying the existing roadway to the new Patton Chapel Road. Auxiliary turn lane on Chapel Lane and Patton Chapel Road intersection will be closed during this construction phase. The new Gwin Elementary School entrance has curb & gutter installed and the black base is paved. Traffic delays are to be expected. From Tamassee Lane to Crayrich Drive, Cross-slope correction continued from the roadway widening. The contractor continues to construct driveway tie-ins and cross street ramp transitions. Shoulder work is ongoing at all transition locations, transition paving is ongoing project-wide to tie in newly constructed facilities. Meter and water line relocation at Gwin Elementary is complete. Three-week Look Ahead: The realigned intersection of Preserve Parkway, Chapel Lane, Chapel Road & Patton Chapel is expected to be paved with a temporary traffic stripe. The new Gwin Elementary school entrance/exit is planned to be complete and in operation. The guardrail in front of Simmons Middle School will be upgraded. Future Work – Once grade revisions are complete, the contractor will be widening and installing the curb and gutter at Preserve Parkway and Patton Chapel, and completing grade adjustment on Patton Chapel from the new intersection toward Patton Creek Bridge. Re-construction of Teakwood Road at the Patton Chapel intersection with a temporary diversion to Pembrooke Lane is ongoing as Patton Chapel grade adjustments occur on Preserve Parkway for the new intersection grade. The contractor will also be installing the final driveways and side road crossings. Topsoil and sodding will begin along the roadway behind the sidewalk. This is a tentative work schedule. All dates are dependent on weather delays and utility relocation schedules.
Bridge Replacement Road Closure: Deer Haven Rd will be closed starting Tues, Jan. 11th. The detour will be from Cedar Mtn. Rd to Zuber Rd for local traffic. We expect it to be in effect until the completion of the new bridge, estimated May 2022.