And Now, a Word from the Office of Emergency Management
Good Monday Morning
A few things to bring to your attention for the week are the following:
Over the weekend, we sent a Task Force to Luther to assist in the wildfire situation. It was definitely an eye opener for most but they did their jobs and represented the county very well. EFD sent 1 grass rig with crew to the Stillwater area for the same reasons, to assist in fire suppression efforts. Overall, we can be proud of our volunteer departments, Waukomis, Drummond, Douglas, and EFD for all the effort to help our neighbors to the east and southeast. This is what we do because someday, we will need the help of outside departments.
For those that slept all weekend, it rained early Sunday morning!! We were only in the low 90’s after that and I didn’t here anyone complaining. We can expect some temps this week near 100 and then we have another front that should affect us late Tuesday into Wednesday. Temps will average in the mid to upper 90’s after that through the weekend. We MIGHT see another opportunity this weekend for some rain but it’s too far out to make that determination. Just for the record, we have had 32 days above 100 degrees since the last week of June at both Mesonet sites. This information was obtained from the Oklahoma Mesonet. Consecutives day above 100 at any given time was 9 then we saw a cloudy day for a day or so then back to the heat.
We will conduct our monthly storm siren test today at 12 noon. The new sirens are in the air but the control boxes are not installed yet. Other sirens that will not be operational today will be on North Oakwood and behind City Hall. We are waiting for OGE to hook us back up. Not a major issue but we do need power to run these.
In closing, just remember that it’s still summer and we have a few periods where it will be extremely hot and we are in a BURN BAN. Stay cool, stay safe, and be prepared.
1-Sign up for Text Alerts from Emergency Management at www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777 for SMS notifications. Follow the instructions.
2-If you want our email updates and forecast information email the director at mike...@onenet.net and we’ll put you on the list.
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!
Mike Honigsberg, Certified Director
Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management
Chairman, Tri-County Emergency Services
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Always remember you can always visit our very own page on Emergency Preparedness right here on Route 60