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Alerts/Notifications


Talladega County EMA uses Nixle, Facebook and Twitter to post up-to-date information on weather, emergency preparedness, events, disasters, and etc. 
 

NixleNixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to  the information that matters most to you.  Information is immediately available over your cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web.  To sign up for Nixle is easy and free.  You can text "35160" to 888777 to receive text alerts or click on the Nixle icon (left side of the table) to sign up via the website.
FacebookFacebook is an online social networking service.   Talladega County EMA uses Facebook to connect and share information to the community. Like us on Facebook to get the latest information (https://www.facebook.com/readytalladega ).
 
TwitterTwitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets" which are text messages limited to 140 characters.  Registered users can read and post tweet but unregistered users can only read them.  Twitter can be access through the website interface, SMS, or mobile device app.  Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about things of your interest.  Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversation.  Follow Talladega County EMA (https://twitter.com/readytalladega )

 

Warnings/Notifications

Outdoor Warning Siren System


Talladega County has 88 sirens located throughout the County. 

Siren Test:
Siren testing is part of normal maintenance.  Talladega County EMA  tests/activates all sirens in Talladega County at 4:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.  

 If there is prediction of inclement weather, the sirens will not be tested.  The make up day for siren test  will be the same week but on Thursday at 10:00 AM if weather permits. 

Talladega County EMA sends alerts and notifications via Nixle , Facebook and Twitter to inform the community of the siren test.


PLEASE NOTE: The sirens are an outdoor warning system only. They are not intended to be heard indoors. The main purpose of the sirens is to warn individuals that are outdoors to seek immediate shelter.   

 For severe weather warnings, outdoor warning siren are activated for Tornado Warnings. 
 

Emergency Alert System (EAS)


The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a system that provides immediate communications and information to the general public at the national, state, or local level during periods of national emergency.

  The EAS mya be used by state and local governments to disseminate emergency information to the public in their area. 

The following are local EAS radio and TV stations that work closely with the Talladega County EMA to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. 

We suggest you keep a portable radio and batteries as part of your emergency supply kit. 


Radio                               

WTDR-FM 92.7          WVOK-FM 97.9                                  
WNUZ-AM 1230WNUZ-AM 1230
WFEB-AM 1340WDNG-AM 1450

            
             
TV
 

WJSU-ABC3340 WVTM-NBC13    
WBRC-FOX 6WIAT-CBS 42

WOIL - Antenna 47, Talladega Ch.7, Lincoln Ch. 17, Childersburg Ch. 4 and Sylacauga Ch. 15


 

NOAA Weather Radio


162.475MHz          Channel 4          SAME Code: 001121