Marshall County Emergency Management Agency maintains a constant state of awareness of threats that could affect Marshall County residents. This monitoring ranges from maintaining contact with the local National Weather Service office in Huntsville to working with local, state, regional and federal public safety representatives during special events.
Should emergency conditions happen, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency has several systems in place to alert and warn residents of the threat and communicate instructions to keep residents safe.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
There are 67 warning sirens located in throughout Marshall County.
It’s important to remember that these sirens are designed to alert people who are outdoors. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency can provide further Instructions to the people in the area if they need to shelter in place or evacuation orders.
These sirens are NOT designed to warn persons indoors.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Marshall County Emergency Management Agency has the ability to send messages to local radio, television and cable systems via the national Emergency Alert System (EAS). These are typically severe weather warnings, although any significant emergency alert or warning can be sent through the EAS system.
NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio
It’s a simple radio and has been around a long time, but there’s nothing that substitutes for a NOAA All-Hazards weather radio in your home, office and even on your boat or in your hiking, golf, soccer or other sports gear. They’re inexpensive and work just about anywhere. The radio can be set so it only alerts to local watches, warnings and advisories.
Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA)
The Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) enables Marshall County Emergency Management Agency to send emergency and public safety messages directly to cell phones and other mobile devices. WEA lets public safety officials target emergency alerts to specific geographic areas. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency is authorized to the use the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to participating wireless carriers, which then transmit the alerts in the designated area.