Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

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Operating as usual

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.

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10/07/2020

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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

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10/05/2020

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📢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
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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.

We are updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan, and we want to hear from YOU!  Your input is extremely important, and will h...
09/04/2020

We are updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan, and we want to hear from YOU! Your input is extremely important, and will help in building a more resilient JeffCo. This survey is anonymous, and will only take about 5 minutes.

Complete the survey here: https://arcg.is/0j1eH1

09/02/2020

We will not be testing the siren system today.

09/02/2020

We're waiting to see if this fog can dissipate a little more before making the call to test the sirens or not. We'll make that decision at 9:30 and post here.

09/01/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA...WESTERN
SHELBY...NORTHERN BIBB AND SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 900
PM CDT...

At 832 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Mountain Brook to near West Blocton. Movement
was east at 25 mph.

Wind gusts around 40 mph will be possible along portions of this
line of storms.

Locations impacted include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood,
Pelham, Mountain Brook, Helena, Hueytown, Irondale, Leeds, Fairfield,
Midfield, Brighton, Indian Springs Village, Lipscomb, Lake View,
Vance and Woodstock.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

09/01/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA AND WEST
CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM CDT...

At 710 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Bankhead Lock And Dam, or 16 miles northeast of Holt, moving east at
15 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Bankhead Lock And Dam, Bull City and Little Shoal.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

08/31/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL WALKER...
NORTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA...SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON AND EAST CENTRAL
FAYETTE COUNTIES UNTIL 300 PM CDT...

At 238 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 8
miles northwest of Bankhead Lock And Dam, or 18 miles north of Holt,
moving northeast at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Boley Springs, Gorgas Steam Plant, Bull City, Gorgas, Bankhead Lock
And Dam, Whitson, Goodsprings, Wiley, The Wye, Tutwiler, Windham
Springs and Little Shoal.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

08/28/2020

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east
central Alabama, northeast Alabama, and west central Alabama,
including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,
Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair,
and Talladega. In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and
Cleburne. In northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In west
central Alabama, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Sumter, and
Tuscaloosa.

* Through late tonight

* Showers and a few thunderstorms have been moving toward the
northeast across Southwest and Central Alabama and this activity
is expected to continue to develop and move northeast across the
area through tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

08/27/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL

WALKER...EASTERN
TUSCALOOSA...SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY...BIBB AND SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON
COUNTIES UNTIL 300 PM CDT...

At 216 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Deerlick Creek Campgrounds to near West
Blocton to Lawley. Movement was north at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Bessemer, Montevallo, Brent, Centreville, Lake View, Brookwood,
Coaling, Vance, Woodstock, West Blocton, Wilton, North Johns, Bull
City, Lake Wildwood, Brierfield Ironworks Park, University Of
Montevallo, Talladega National Forest, Mercedes Benz Of Alabama,
Eoline and North Bibb.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service
office in Birmingham.

08/11/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY UNTIL 245 PM CDT...

At 221 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Tannehill Ironworks State Park, or near Bessemer. This storm was nearly stationary.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Bessemer, Promenade Tannehill, Bent Brook Golf Club, Bessemer Airport and McAdory.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

08/10/2020

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY UNTIL 415 PM CDT...

At 342 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Pleasant Grove, or near Fairfield, moving southeast at 5 mph.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Southwestern Birmingham, Bessemer, Hueytown, Fairfield, Pleasant Grove, Midfield, Adamsville, Brighton, Lipscomb, Sylvan Springs, Mulga, Maytown, Splash Adventure, Birmingham Fairgounds, Edgewater, McDonald Chapel, Concord, Ensley, Minor and Dolomite.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

08/07/2020

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY
UNTIL 545 PM CDT...

At 503 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Lipscomb to Homewood. These storms were nearly stationary.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Hueytown, Irondale, Fairfield, Pleasant Grove, Midfield,
Brighton, Lipscomb, Birmingham Fairgounds, B.j.c.c., Five Points South, Ensley, Bluff Park, Legion Field and U.A.B. Campus.

08/06/2020

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY
UNTIL 645 PM CDT...

At 617 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Cahaba Heights, or over Mountain Brook, moving south at 5 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Southern Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain
Brook, Cahaba Heights, Five Points South, The Summit, U.A.B. Campus,
Samford University, Regions Field, Brook Highland, Birmingham Zoo,
Liberty Park and Vulcan Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

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08/05/2020
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*REMINDER* We will be testing our outdoor warning sirens today at 10 AM!
08/05/2020

*REMINDER* We will be testing our outdoor warning sirens today at 10 AM!

Expired Post A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Jefferson County until 3:30pm. This and the previous warn...
07/31/2020

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Jefferson County until 3:30pm. This and the previous warning now encompass the entire county. High winds, heavy rains and wind are expected. If you have any storm reports, please place them in the comments below.

Expired Post Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jefferson County until 3:15. This is for extreme northern Jefferson County,...
07/31/2020

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jefferson County until 3:15. This is for extreme northern Jefferson County, including Warrior, Kimberly and Trafford. Heavy rain, cloud to ground lightning and high wind gusts are to be expected. If you have any storm reports, please let us know by commenting below. Thanks!

Expired Post Strong storms are moving into Jefferson County soon. Some are producing significant lightning, rainfall and...
07/31/2020

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Strong storms are moving into Jefferson County soon. Some are producing significant lightning, rainfall and winds.

07/25/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WEST CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY
UNTIL 400 PM CDT...

At 333 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Oak Grove, or 8 miles west of Hueytown, moving west at 15 mph.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Sylvan Springs and Little Shoal.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

07/25/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY UNTIL
400 PM CDT...

At 332 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Fultondale, moving west at 15 mph.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Northern Birmingham, Gardendale, Fultondale, Tarrant, Brookside,
Ketona Lakes, Danville and New Castle.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

07/24/2020

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...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WEST CENTRAL SHELBY AND SOUTH
CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 815 PM CDT...

At 735 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Shelby County Airport, or near Alabaster, moving northwest at 25 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Southwestern Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer,
Homewood, Pelham, Helena, Indian Springs Village, Lipscomb, Oak
Mountain State Park, Maylene, Bluff Park, Oak Mountain Amphitheater,
Splash Adventure, Riverchase, Patton Creek, Hoover Metropolitan
Stadium, Ross Bridge and Riverchase Galleria.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

07/22/2020

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA AND
SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM CDT...

At 557 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Bessemer. This storm was nearly stationary.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Bessemer, Lake View, North Johns, Splash Adventure, Tannehill
Ironworks State Park, North Bibb, McCalla, Promenade Tannehill,
Bucksville, Weller, Bent Brook Golf Club, McAdory and Caffee
Junction.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Below is the shared post on the emergency health order from the Alabama State Health Officer regarding the statewide fac...
07/16/2020

Below is the shared post on the emergency health order from the Alabama State Health Officer regarding the statewide face covering requirement that goes into effect at 5pm today.

Effective July 16, 2020 at 5 p.m., each person shall wear a mask or other facial covering that covers his or her nostrils and mouth at all times when within 6 feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: an indoor space open to the general public, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor public space where ten or more people are gathered.

Details and exceptions are outlined in today's emergency order from the State Health Officer which ends July 31 at 5:00 p.m. and is available on our website: go.usa.gov/xfbJX.

In cooperation with the Governor Kay Ivey, ADPH has created this info sheet: Mask Requirement Frequently Asked Questions: go.usa.gov/xfbJ5 related to the amended Safer at Home Order. Spanish version is coming soon.

07/12/2020

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
1249 PM CDT Sun Jul 12 2020

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Walker County in central Alabama...
Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 145 PM CDT.

* At 1248 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Warrior to near Burnwell to near Boley Springs,
moving southeast at 50 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain
Brook, Trussville, Hueytown, Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Moody,
Fairfield, Fultondale, Sumiton, Dora, Center Point, Pleasant Grove,
Clay and Pinson.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside
should move immediately to shelter inside a strong building. Stay
away from windows.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Address

709 19th St N
Birmingham, AL
35203

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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!