Those Pesky Bloodsuckers....

June 14, 2017
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
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Solar Eclipse 2017

August 16, 2017
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
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Winter Weather Awareness Week 2017

November 13, 2017
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
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Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 15, 2018
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
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Falls Park Train Accident

July 13, 2018 Hannah Green
NEWS RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2018 TIME: 3:50 p.m. FROM: Deborah Gaither, Director 256.328-9876 (Cell) Noccalula Falls Park Train At approximately 1:05 p.m. today in Gadsden a Noccalula Falls Park Train overturned when entering a curve in the tracks near the petting zoo. There were injuries to some individuals who were riding the train
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Disaster Recovery Center

July 13, 2018 Hannah Green
NEWS RELEASE DATE:  May 9, 2018 TIME:  3:00 p.m. CONTACT:   Breonna Cole, Public Information Officer 256.549.4575 (Office)             Disaster Recovery Center – DRC to Open Monday The Etowah County Disaster Recovery Center, operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and partners will open Monday, May 14th, 2018 at
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Etowah County Long Term Recovery

July 18, 2018 emapio
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
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Weekend Severe Storms

July 20, 2018 emapio
Weekend Severe Storms TONIGHT – Severe storms are possible for Etowah County between 10 p.m. and 3 AM central time. The main threat will be damaging winds, however, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. SATURDAY – Tomorrow, the threat of severe weather returns. Threats will include: damaging winds, hail, and the possibility of an
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Active Shooting Response Training Course #18-1458

July 30, 2018 emapio
Class will be held at Gadsden State Community College September 13, 2018 Hosted by Gadsden Police Department 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Price: $229.00 per person
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Etowah County LEPC & VOAD

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The third annual meeting of the Etowah County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Etowah County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) was held on Thursday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m. This meeting allowed members of both organizations to coordinate with vendors and other members. The Gadsden/Etowah County EMA would like to thank Gadsden
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National Preparedness Month

September 4, 2018 emapio
NEWS RELEASE   DATE:  August 31, 2018                                                                   TIME:  12:30 p.m. CONTACT:   Breonna Cole, Public Information Officer                256.549.4575 (Office)                                                          National Preparedness Month
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