From the Office of Emergency Management

The main reason for this email is for several announcements:

1- We will be testing the storm sirens today at 12 noon. We will run them about a minute or so then shut them down. We had 3 failures last week and all three are now operational. 2 of them were fuse related and another was a replacement issue. All three were fixed, so we’ll make sure today.  WHILE we are on this subject, we have over 40 sirens out there. Please let us know if a particular siren in your area is operational or not. I don’t have the personnel to sit by each one to give us this information. It is very important that you all, the public, let us know. Just text me to my cell number below or email me to this address.

2- I am having knee surgery on Tuesday and will be down a few days. There is an opportunity for thunderstorms this week but the severe threat looks low until this coming weekend. Stay weather aware and yes, our center teams will be here in the event they need to be. I will be hobbling around at home keeping an eye out too. We’re in good shape.

3- Concerning the weather, the main threats with storms later this week look to be very large hail and damaging winds. Keep in mind that there are several days between now and then and the forecast will change a little each day. We will advise on this as we get closer to the weekend. Again, stay aware of the situation.

4- Concerning Facebook, we will only be posting to the Enid /Garfield County Emergency Management page DURING weather events from here on out. I don’t have the personnel to cover both pages. Make sure you like and follow us and also, you can follow our blog at gcem.org. We will begin to put out information there during severe events too. This part with the blog is experimental at this time.

5- Concerning our shelter registration program: this isn’t just for storm shelters and safe rooms anymore. If you don’t have either one and you have a particular place that you go to in your home, register that with us too. It saves a lot of time when we know where to dig.  Here’s the link:

Storm Shelter Registration

 


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.

Have a super week and stay safe.

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