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) dgaither@cityofgadsden.com 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) emapio@cityofgadsden.com             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

August 8, 2018 emapio
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)                                                                 emapio@cityofgadsden.com   National Preparedness Month
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County Impacted by Severe Storms

January 11, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE DATE: January 11, 2020 TIME: 6:00 p.m.                                      CONTACT: EMA 256.549.4575 (Office) ema@cityofgadsden.com   County Impacted by Severe Storms On January 11th, 2020 Etowah County was affected by a complex of severe storms – leaving a
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State of Local Emergency

February 18, 2020 jtanner
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Officials Declare a Local State of Emergency

February 21, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE     DATE:            February 21, 2020                                                      TIME:  12:30 PM CONTACTS :   Deborah L. Gaither                                                                            Shane Ellison                                                       dgaither@cityofgadsden.com                                                                    sellison@etowahcounty.org   Officials Declare a Local State of Emergency Gadsden, AL –The Etowah County Commission, in conjunction with GECEMA, signed a local declaration today. This order affects all municipalities
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Take Proactive Steps

February 25, 2020 jtanner
DATE:             February 23, 2020                                                     TIME:  4:30 PM CONTACT :   ema@cityofgadsden.com                                         256.549.4575 (Office)   Take Proactive Steps   The potential of Coronavirus patients being housed nearby promoted a move by the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency over the weekend.  We took proactive steps to ensure that we were as prepared as possible to support our
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State Of Local Emergency

February 26, 2020 jtanner
Local State of Emergency for Etowah County, AL_02212020142405
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Hokes Bluff Local Emergency

February 26, 2020 jtanner
Hokes Bluff SOE Support
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Citizen Guidance

March 3, 2020 jtanner
Citizen Guidance
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April 10, 2020

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE   DATE:  April 10, 2020                                                                      TIME:  4:30 PM CONTACT :   EMA                                                                         256.549.4575 (Office) ema@cityofgadsden.com     Storm Threat and COVID-19 Crisis   With the potential for severe weather in our area on Sunday, the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency (GECEMA) wants to remind everyone we are now in the heart of
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Etowah County Public Health Emergency Declaration

April 28, 2020 jtanner
Click here for the County Declaration.  attallaresolution Hokes Bluff Letter of Support R-98-20 Gadsden Resolution Rainbow City Resolution Ridgeville and Altoona Walnut Grove Resolution Supporting Public Health Emergency
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Final Statewide Order - Public Health Emergency

April 28, 2020 jtanner
Final Statewide Order – 4.3.2020
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COVID-19 Additional Documents

April 28, 2020 jtanner
3.17.20 county schools Letter to Parents 4.3.20Friday COVID_19 Mayor docx 18-294906-germs-are-everywhere-poster 2020-03-23 3rd Supplemental COVID-19 SOE[1588] 2020-04-03 6th Supplemental SOE COVID-19 032020_Etowah County News Release Amended-Statewide-Social-Distancing-SHO-Order-3.27.2020-FINAL GECEMA press relase 041020_storms_COVID
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April 28, 2020 jtanner
DATE:             March 10, 2020                                          TIME:  5:00 PM CONTACT :   ema@cityofgadsden.com                                         256.549.4575 (Office)   Agencies, Personnel, and Leaders Continue to Plan for Infectious Diseases As the trend continues to rise and the number of states dealing with COVID-19 increase, local officials and agencies continue to plan what to do if illness affects those in Etowah
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Officials Declare a Local State of Emergency

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE DATE:  February 20, 2020                                                TIME:  1:00 PM CONTACT:   Deborah  L. Gaither                                   256.549.4575 (Office) dgaither@cityofgadsden.com     Officials Declare a Local State of Emergency Gadsden, AL – On the heels of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey formally signing a
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May Siren Test

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE DATE: May 14th, 2019                                                           TIME: 8:30 a.m. CONTACT: EMA                                                     256.549.4575 (Office)   ema@cityofgadsden.com     Monthly Siren Test  The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency will be
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Impacts From Recent Storms Being Evaluated

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE DATE:  February 7, 2020                                                        TIME:  5:00 PM CONTACT:   Deborah  L. Gaither                               
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Continuity of Government

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE   DATE:  March 18, 2020                                                              TIME:  9:00 AM CONTACT:   EMA                                                                256.549.4575 (Office) ema@cityofgadsden.com     Officials Convene Continuity of Government Meeting  
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LEPC Meeting

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE     DATE: February 3, 2020                                                         TIME: 1:00 p.m. CONTACT: EMA                                                                    256.549.4575 (Office) ema@cityofgadsden.com  LEPC Meeting – February 6th, 2020
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Road Closures - Easter Tornado

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE DATE:  April 13, 2020                                                              TIME:  10:30 AM CONTACT:   EMA                             
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Disaster Services Center

April 28, 2020 jtanner
  Disaster Services Center   Northside Baptist Church Reece City   Friday, 4/17/2020 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.   Supplies while they last   Meet with agencies who may be able to fill a need   Red Cross, Etowah County Voad, EMA, 211- First Call for Help, United Way, Keep Etowah Beautiful
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Easter Tornado Press Release

April 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE   DATE:  April 12, 2020                                                            TIME:  12:15 AM CONTACT:   EMA                             
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July 9, 2020 COVID Press Conference

July 9, 2020 jtanner
City of Gadsden Press Conference Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:00 a.m. Gadsden City Hall, City Council Chambers (1st Floor) 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL Mayor Sherman Guyton, Mayor of the City of Gadsden Gadsden City Council President, Dr. Cynthia Toles, District 1 Gadsden City Councilman Deverick Williams, District 2 Gadsden City Councilman Thomas Worthy, District
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Pine Ridge Apartment Fire

October 21, 2020 jtanner
  Immediate Release     Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020                            Time:  4:45 p.m. Email:  ema@cityofgadsden.com     Contact:  Deborah Gaither – 256-328-9876     Pine Ridge Apartment Fire Recovery   Following yesterday’s devastating fire at Pine Ridge Apartments in Gadsden, Mayor Sherman Guyton said “we are so thankful that everyone is safe and we will assist them
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Hurricane Zeta

October 28, 2020 jtanner
NEWS RELEASE   DATE:  October 28, 2020                                                                 TIME:  11:40 a.m. CONTACT:   Breonna Cole, Emergency Management Specialist   256.549.4575 (Office) bcole@cityofgadsden.com     Hurricane Zeta   Etowah County is under a Tropical Storm Warning. Sustained winds of 39-57 mph are forecasted for this area. Sustained winds continue for an extended period, without interruption. Wind gusts of
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Corona Virus Spanish

November 9, 2020 jtanner
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Etowah County Posts Largest One Day Total Since Onset of Pandemic

December 2, 2020 jtanner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   DATE:  December 2, 2020                                                                TIME:  4:00 PM CONTACT: ema@cityofgadsden.com                                           256.549.4575 (Office)    Etowah County Posts Largest One Day Total Since Onset of Pandemic The Gadsden Etowah County Emergency Management Agency was notified of a significant increase in cases of COVID-19 for Etowah County in the previous 24-hour period. The total number
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