Office of Emergency Management

Another month has gone by and now it’s February. Weather-wise for the next week or so, we will have mostly stable conditions. Highs will average from the mid 40’s to low 60’s by the end of the 7 day period. Lows will generally be from the upper 20’s to low 40’s by the end of the 7 day. There might be a chance for rain late next week but that is still a ways out. Other than this, it will stay pretty calm.

The Awareness meeting we had at NWOSU last night went well. We didn’t have the best attendance but those that came, learned quite a bit. I will wait to conduct another meeting until late March or April.  Don’t forget that we will have our Second Annual Weather and Disaster Awareness Day at Oakwood Mall on the 23rd of March from 11 to 3 in the Food Court. We will have static displays of several emergency services and disaster response vehicles along with booths around the food court with a lot of information on preparedness from many agencies. Rick Smith, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the NWS will be here to conduct a class on weather safety. Many organizations have replied that they will be here so if your organization is in the preparedness and disaster services business, R.S.V.P. to me so we can have a booth ready for you. BTW, it’s free. Almost forgot, we will be giving away 12 NOAA Weather Radios. We will distribute tickets 20 minutes prior to each drawing starting at 12 noon. This is free too!!

 

The revised GCEM.ORG website isn’t up yet. Just a few more tweaks and it should be on line sometime this weekend.

Ways to get information directly from Enid/ Garfield County Emergency Management:

1. Text Alerts from Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management through NIXLE at Nixle . or text your zip code to 888777 for SMS notifications. Follow the instructions. This information comes directly from our network here in Garfield County.

2. If you want our email updates, forecast information, or want to be on our paging network, email the director at mike.honigsberg@onenet.net and we’ll put you on the list.
INFORMATIVE WEBSITES:

Garfield County Emergency Management Website

City of Enid website
STORM SHELTER REGISTRATION:

Click Here to Register Your Storm Shelter

Sign up even if you don’t have a shelter. Let us know where you go within your house. This helps our search and rescue teams find you quickly.

During any incident or severe weather we STRONGLY encourage everyone to listen to your local AM and FM radio stations. They are 103.1-KOFM.960-KGWA, 107.1-KNID, 95.7-KXLS, 1390-KCRC, 104.7 KEIF-LP.

Mike Honigsberg, Certified Director

Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management
E.O.C. 580-249-5969
Personal Cell–580-541-1263
Blackberry- mhonigsberg@pioneer.blackberry.com
Twitter- @garfieldem
Facebook-Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management

HOW “YOU” COPE WITH THE REALITY OF DISASTER, DEPENDS ON “YOUR” LEVEL OF PREPAREDNESS. Mike Honigsberg