Tornado Preparedness

Community Safe Rooms:

Community safe rooms are available at the following locations.  Click the links below for directions and more information:

Additionally, the City of Jacksonville has recevied funding to construct a saferoom as part of its new public safety complex.  Construction has not yet started on this project.

Sign up for Alerts from Alabama Saf-T-Net

As severe weather moves into many areas across the state, now is a great time to take stock of your severe weather kit. Items you’ll want to have on hand if a storm affects your area include:

  • Weather radioSaf-T-Net logo
  • Blankets
  • Water
  • Batteries
  • Extra clothing
  • Cash

We also recommend downloading the Alabama SAF-T-Net app, available in the App Store for iPhone and the Google Play store for Android devices.

The app gives you a radar map, weather warnings, exclusive location-based alerts, and much more.





Choose features by tapping the Alabama SAF-T-Net logo at the top-left. Tap the icon we've encircled in red to select the data (radar, warnings, etc.) you want to view on the map.


Tap the Alabama SAF-T-Net logo, then "SAF-T-Net Alerts". This lets you select the types of alerts you want to receive for specific locations important to you and your family.


Become an Amateur Radio Operator


Do you want to be a Ham?  How will you communicate when cell phones are not working?

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming an amateur radio operator (ham), the Calhoun County Amateur Radio Association (CCARA) will be holding testing sessions on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM at the American Red Cross building located at 1514 W. 10th Street in Anniston, Alabama. All testing sessions will be by appointment only, so make sure to click the "Read More" button to find out more info about how to take advantage of this opportunity.

2014 NWS Storm Spotter Training Canceled

Landscape image showing an afternoon storm in the distance with text "Role of the Skywarn Spotter"

The Skywarn Storm Spotter Class scheduled for Piedmont on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 has been canceled.

Hopefuly, we will be able to setup another class in the Fall.

Ready Business 2014 Workshops

The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, Calhoun/Cleburne Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Calhoun County EMA Citizen Corps announce the 2014 Ready Business Workshop.

This four-part series will culminate in the business receiving a “Ready Business” certification from the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Red Cross’s “Ready Rating” certification.

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