Emergency Agencies Prep for Snow - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Emergency Agencies Prep for Snow

Posted: Updated:
JEFFERSON COUNTY - AL -


 The mention of the "s" word, has people across Central Alabama getting ready for winter weather. Emergency management offices are prepping for precipitation. Jefferson county EMA officers will be in at 6 am Thursday morning - lining up law enforcement, fire and road crews.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is ready to help with special transport to area hospitals for medical personnel  - they're stocked with snow chains and they've got search and rescue teams on standby. The Roads and Transportation department says its sand trucks are filled and ready to go. 

"We monitor local municipalities, fire department, dispatchers, those folks we monitor so we know if they have an issue and we can call and ask if there is assistance that we can provide for them," Horace Walker, EMA Officer, Jefferson County said.

Emergency Management Agencies around Central Alabama told us, they'll be monitoring the weather conditions and roads throughout the next 24 hours.

In Shelby County, the highway departments are on standby, as well as law enforcement and fire crews.

Chilton County told us they're ready to coordinate and deploy crews.

St Clair County told us right now, they're notifying agencies and alerting residents and schools through social media.

And in Blount county, the EMA is expecting snow accumulation - keeping all police, fire, and road crews ready.

 

  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • Civil War movie "Union" filming in Montevallo

    Civil War movie "Union" filming in Montevallo

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:52:27 GMT
    An independent film crew is in Montevallo this weekend to shoot scenes for an upcoming feature.The movie is titled "Union" and is about a "female" confederate soldier in the civil war.Whitney Hamilton wrote the screenplay. She said she wrote a play about a decade ago that told the story of Joan of Arc, and wanted to write another script about some female combatants from the United States.She researched the subject and learned more than 400 women disguised themselves as men during the Civil Wa...More >>
    An independent film crew is in Montevallo this weekend to shoot scenes for an upcoming feature.The movie is titled "Union" and is about a "female" confederate soldier in the civil war.Whitney Hamilton wrote the screenplay. She said she wrote a play about a decade ago that told the story of Joan of Arc, and wanted to write another script about some female combatants from the United States.She researched the subject and learned more than 400 women disguised themselves as men during the Civil Wa...More >>
  • Active shooter drill and training at Etowah County Judicial Center

    Active shooter drill and training at Etowah County Judicial Center

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:04:12 GMT
    Etowah County Judicial Center staff barricaded themselves in their offices Friday morning, as security deputies searched for armed intruders. The guns were bright orange and solid rubber, as the scenarioMore >>
    Etowah County Judicial Center staff barricaded themselves in their offices Friday morning, as security deputies searched for armed intruders. The guns were bright orange and solid rubber, as the scenarioMore >>
  • Active shooter drill in Etowah County today

    Active shooter drill in Etowah County today

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:22 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:22:38 GMT
    An active shooter drill will take place at the Etowah County Courthouse Friday, April 18, 2014.It's part of training for law enforcement. A full-scale simulation of an active shooter inside the JudicialMore >>
     A full-scale simulation of an active shooter inside the Judicial Building will allow law enforcement officers to prepare for a real life situation.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...