The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency is a City of Gadsden agency which serves all citizens in Etowah County. The EMA is here to coordinate basic disaster capabilities of local government. The EMA is also the county's coordinating body with state and federal agencies to assure the citizens of Etowah County are fully protected and accommodated before, during, and after disaster strikes.
Four months after the tornadoes of March 19th, 2018, the Etowah County Long Term Recovery Committee is still working hard to return its county to a better sense of normalcy. The estimated cost of the Southside–Riddles Bend Tornado is just over 1.3 million dollars. Rainbow City removed 26,588 cubic yards of debris, while the City
Severe Weather Awareness Week February 15th, 2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week Governor Kay Ivey, along with the National Weather Service and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, has declared the week of February 18th – 23rd, Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. NOW IS THE TIME TO ENSURE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER
The National Weather Service and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have declared the week of Sunday, November 12th – Friday, November 17th, Winter Weather Awareness Week. Now is the time to ensure that you and your family are prepared for winter weather hazards that may affect Etowah County. · Assemble emergency supply kits for your home
On Monday, August 21st, a solar eclipse will occur over North America. This means the moon will be in a position directly between the Earth and the sun. The moon’s shadow is seen, and (for those in the path of totality) daylight briefly turns to darkness. Our location will see about 95% coverage. The event
Mosquito Habitats Those pesky little bloodsuckers are back! With all of this rain they will have places to breed! As a part of your mosquito control plan, try some of these methods to remove Mosquito Habitats: · Get rid of standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys or any other container where