Students in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, who have engaged in community service or are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply to serve on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council.
Formed in 2012, the council engages members in local and national emergency preparedness projects. Members are selected to serve two-year terms. Members represent... the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide input and strategies throughout their term.
Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017 with 2 letters of recommendation, and academic records. To apply, or for more information visit https://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council
Per the NWS, over the weekend we can expect 3 rounds of severe weather, with the main threat happening Saturday night. There is an enhanced risk for all types of possible weather to include large size hail and tornadoes. Sustained winds are expected at 20 mph with 30 mph gusts throughout Saturday and Sunday. During the storms we can expect to see wind gust of 60 to 70 mph. We are anticipating watches and warnings to begin being issued early to mid-morning tomorrow. Please pay close attention to any watches and warnings issued and take all precautionary measures to protect life, property and pets. Watch your local news stations for updates.
Citizens are encouraged to review safety plans with family members to ensure everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency. Remember for thunderstorm and tornado warnings you should seek shelter in a small, interior room on the lowest floor of your home and stay away from windows, doors and electrical equipment. Avoid rooms that are near tall structures like trees and power lines. Leave mobile homes and find a stronger building or house to stay in during the storm. Check your supply kit to be sure you have batteries, weather radio or battery powered radio, flashlights, first-aid kit, non-perishable food items, water (1 gallon of water for each person for at least 3 days), medicines, etc…
Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather and will send out updates as they are received. Should you need assistance, need to report any damage or have questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Emergency Management Office at 547-1112 or 373-7768.
Everyone be safe!
Grover Lewis road is closed due to flooding.
Roping Road is closed due to flooding.