Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency Information on emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery operations in Jefferson County. This page is not monitored 24/7.
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Operating as usual

The EMA offices and the Vaccine Call Center are closed today in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday. Our online...
01/18/2021

The EMA offices and the Vaccine Call Center are closed today in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.

Our online vaccination registration form is still available at JeffCoEMA.org. Just click the green button on the homepage.

Did you know that if you work/live in Jefferson County that you can pre-register to receive your COVID-19 vaccination on...
01/11/2021

Did you know that if you work/live in Jefferson County that you can pre-register to receive your COVID-19 vaccination online?

Yes, really! You can. All you have to do is go to http://Jeffcoema.org and click the button on the top our homepage to register.

Additionally, If you would like someone to assist you with registration or have any questions about vaccinations, you can call our Vaccination Hotline at 205-85V-ACC1 (205-858-2221). Someone will gladly answer your questions or get you pre-registered for vaccination.

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo
01/11/2021

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo

This is a reminder that the monthly test of our outdoor warning sirens will occur today at 10 AM! If you hear a siren, p...
01/06/2021

This is a reminder that the monthly test of our outdoor warning sirens will occur today at 10 AM! If you hear a siren, please complete this short survey! https://arcg.is/1rXHr1

01/04/2021

We have siren technians working throughout the county on the outdoor warning sirens. If you hear a siren today, it is only a test to ensure repairs took. No severe weather is expected. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Jefferson County EMA!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Jefferson County EMA!

12/23/2020
Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

Happy Holidays! Currently in Jefferson County the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being administered to the following groups… frontline health care workers who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, emergency medical services, and individuals who work or live in long term care facilities as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

If you are not a frontline health care worker who is at high risk of contracting COVID-19, an emergency medical services worker, or work or live in a long term care facility, we ask that you please remain patient until you are eligible to receive the vaccine.

If you would like regular updates about vaccine availability please text INFOJEFFCO to 888777 or to learn more about the vaccines, visit www.jcdh.org

12/21/2020

We have siren technians working throughout the county on the outdoor warning sirens. If you hear a siren sound today, it is only a test to ensure repairs worked or verify proper functionality. There is no severe weather expected today. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

12/20/2020
Space Operations Command

Happy first birthday to the United States Space Force!

#SpOC's commander, Lt Gen Stephen Whiting, and Command Chief, CMSgt John "B9" Bentivegna, wish the United States Space Force a very happy first birthday!

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo
12/17/2020

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency
12/17/2020

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

[12/17/20]  We have  siren technicians working on malfunctioning sirens throughout the county today. If you happen to he...
12/17/2020

[12/17/20] We have siren technicians working on malfunctioning sirens throughout the county today. If you happen to hear one of our outdoor warning sirens throughout the day, It is just a test to make sure the siren is fully operational.

The US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama concluded that a brief tornado touched down in Bessemer earlier this ...
12/15/2020
NWSChat - NOAA's National Weather Service

The US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama concluded that a brief tornado touched down in Bessemer earlier this morning around 1am. That tornado very quickly moved to the east damaging multiple homes and vehicles around Parkwood Rd then moved across Hwy 150 where it dissipated near Deer Valley Elementary School. It impacted the Shades Crest Rd area near the entrance to Lake Crest Subdivision as it broadened out. Our drone operators were able to quickly fly the damage path through areas difficult to access by foot, helping to confirm it's path and intensity.

This storm did not have a warning associated with it which is why the sirens, NOAA Weather Radios and our Everbridge Emergency Notification System did not activate.

We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured. This tornado is the 100th confirmed for Jefferson County since 1950, the most of any county in Alabama.

EF-0: max winds 80 mph, 4.8 miles long, and 350 yards wide at its widest point.

See the shared post below from NWS BMX for more detailed information.

This is a reminder that the monthly test of our outdoor warning sirens will occur today at 10 AM! If you hear a siren, p...
12/02/2020

This is a reminder that the monthly test of our outdoor warning sirens will occur today at 10 AM! If you hear a siren, please complete this short survey! https://arcg.is/1rXHr1

11/10/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

Happy 245th birthday Devil Dogs!

Commandant's Birthday Message

As the 245th Marine Corps birthday draws near, Gen. David H. Berger reminds us how the Corps' legacy lives on in every Marine.

We have concluded our monthly test of the outdoor warning sirens. Did you hear a siren in your area? Do you typically he...
11/04/2020

We have concluded our monthly test of the outdoor warning sirens. Did you hear a siren in your area? Do you typically hear one and didnt?

Let us know here: https://arcg.is/1rXHr1

This is a reminder that the monthly test of our outdoor warning sirens will occur today at 10 AM!
11/04/2020

This is a reminder that the monthly test of our outdoor warning sirens will occur today at 10 AM!

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency
11/02/2020

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo
11/02/2020

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo

US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
10/28/2020

US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama

If you are in central Alabama, you need to rush your preparations to completion. #Zeta is moving unusually fast, and conditions will deteriorate rapidly tonight. Here is the latest overview on Zeta, plus a closer look at forecast winds, rain, and tornado potential. #alwx

Zeta Local Watch/Warning Statement/Intermediate Advisory Number 12ANational Weather Service Birmingham AL  AL282020313 P...
10/27/2020

Zeta Local Watch/Warning Statement/Intermediate Advisory Number 12A
National Weather Service Birmingham AL AL282020
313 PM CDT Tue Oct 27 2020

ALZ024-280415-
/O.EXA.KBMX.TR.A.1028.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
Jefferson-
313 PM CDT Tue Oct 27 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...

A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- Birmingham
- Hoover

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
force.
- PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be
underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
- ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind
becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
- Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
over.
- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
higher amounts

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain
- The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
the previous assessment.
- PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
are possible.
- PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
vulnerable to flooding.
- ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
- Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations
and rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with
swifter currents and overspill their banks in a few places,
especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams,
creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches overflow.
- Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken
foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas
of rapid inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and
poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on
moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow.
Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
- The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
with gusty winds may still occur.
- PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
tornado situation.
- ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
- Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- http://ready.gov/hurricanes

10/15/2020

We have a siren technician working on one of our sirens Located at Brookwood Forest Elementary. If you happen to hear a siren in that area, it is just a test to make sure the siren is functioning properly.

10/14/2020

We have a siren technician working on a siren at North Smithfield Fire Department. If you are in that area and happen to hear a siren, it is just a test to make sure the siren is functioning correctly.

Did you hear a siren during the 10AM test? Help us out by taking this 30 second survey : https://arcg.is/1rXHr1
10/07/2020

Did you hear a siren during the 10AM test? Help us out by taking this 30 second survey : https://arcg.is/1rXHr1

We will be testing our sirens today at 10 AM!
10/07/2020

We will be testing our sirens today at 10 AM!

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency
10/05/2020

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo
10/05/2020

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency's cover photo

📢Calling all of Jefferson County!📢💥TODAY is your last chance to enter our drawing for a FREE NOAA WEATHER RADIO!💥How do ...
10/05/2020

📢Calling all of Jefferson County!📢

💥TODAY is your last chance to enter our drawing for a FREE NOAA WEATHER RADIO!💥

How do you enter?🤔👇

1. Complete this short survey➡️ https://arcg.is/0j1eH1
2. Like our page
2. Like and share this post

Hurry up and enter to win!

💥We have THREE weather radios up for grabs. Want to know how YOU can be put into the drawing to get one?💥First, complete...
09/25/2020

💥We have THREE weather radios up for grabs. Want to know how YOU can be put into the drawing to get one?💥

First, complete our Community Hazard Mitigation Survey, which can be accessed here 👉https://arcg.is/0j1eH1

Once completed Like our page here on Facebook, like and share this post and your name will be entered into the drawing!

Winners will be announced the first week of October! Want two additional entries? Head over to Twitter and Instagram.

Are you and your family prepared for a disaster? Did you know that you should have MULTIPLE ways to receive emergency no...
09/21/2020

Are you and your family prepared for a disaster? Did you know that you should have MULTIPLE ways to receive emergency notifications? Are you familiar with the hazards you may face?

You can visit our website https://www.jeffcoema.org/ to sign up for Everbridge emergency notifications.

Visit https://www.ready.gov/be-informed to learn more about how to prepare your family for disasters.

#NationalPreparednessMonth

Do you know what you should include in your emergency kit? Have you thought about adding any new items to your kit due t...
09/14/2020

Do you know what you should include in your emergency kit? Have you thought about adding any new items to your kit due to the COVID-19 Pandemic? You can learn more about what should be in your emergency kit at https://www.ready.gov/kit. #NationalPreparednessMonth

Its #NationalPreparednessMonth! Does your family have a disaster plan? If not, visit ready.gov/plan to learn how to crea...
09/10/2020

Its #NationalPreparednessMonth! Does your family have a disaster plan? If not, visit ready.gov/plan to learn how to create one.

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Any updates on the senior gentleman in Irondale that is missing?
Anyone know why the tornado sirens are going off in Bessemer?
Thank you for all you do to keep us safe during bad weather. I signed up to be notified several different ways. I'm not complaining but is there a reason you call me at 6:00a.m. to notify me of a freeze taking place 18 hours later? Could you not call at 8:00 or 9:00. It's not an emergency. Thanks!!
I received your weather alert message by phone at 4:00 am this morning. WHY so early for an event that will possibly happen in ajpprox 17 hours?
Hey yall I heard the siren this morning a little after 9:00 am in Irondale. Thanks for your great help!!
Possible inclement weather approaching, are you prepared?? SteelSafe Shelters
Are you ready for storm season?Call me..
Ok guys! If you are in charge of the Emergency Broadcast System is there anyway you can get word to change the voice on the recording. It sounds like Satan and scares so many people! Thank you!