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Emergency Alerts

Alert Franklin is a mass notification system. This system allows Franklin County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service to send emergency messages to your phone, email or both. These include but are not limited to, watches and warning, weather advisories, and evacuation orders. For more information or to subscribe, click the read more button below.

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Our Community Emergency Response Team is always looking for individuals who are willing to volunteer and assist our community in times of crisis. Franklin County Emergency Management uses volunteers for events, activations, and emergency operations. Our community members have a wealth of experience and training. We needs members like you.

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Special Needs Sheltering

Special needs shelters are intended to provide, to an extent, an environment that can sustain an individual's level of health. If a person is medically stable but needs help with basic tasks or uses an electronic medical device and has no other evacuation options, they should pre-register for a special needs shelter.

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Need Help During an Evacuation?

If you are resident of Franklin County and you currently do not have transportation, you may register for transportation assistance in the event of a storm. During a hurricane that requires a mandatory evacuation of the county, Franklin County Emergency Management will provide transportation for residents to get to a shelter.

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 Our Mission:

Franklin County Emergency Management’s Mission is to minimize loss of life, personal injury, damage to property or the environment caused by natural or man-made disasters that affect the community.

What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management involves plans, structures and arrangements established to engage the normal endeavors of government, voluntary, and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of emergency needs.

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For information during a natural or man-made diaster call our office at 850-653-8977.

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6/20 8am ET: A small area of low pressure will move toward the northeast Florida and southeast Georgia coast by Friday. The National Hurricane Center has given this system a medium (40%) chance of tropical development before it moves onshore on Friday. The only impact to our area is an uptick in rain chances Friday into Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Alberto, located inland over northeastern Mexico. For the latest Public Advisory, visit:

In the southwestern Atlantic Ocean (AL92):
A small area of low pressure located about 150 miles east of the northernmost Bahamas continues to produce disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. While environmental conditions are only marginally conducive due to nearby dry air, further development of this system could lead to the development of a tropical depression while the low moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph and
approaches the northeastern coast of Florida or the Georgia coast early on Friday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if necessary. It has a medium (40 percent) chance of formation in the next 48 hours and a (40 percent) chance in the next 7 days.

In the southwestern Gulf of Mexico:
A broad area of low pressure is forecast to form over southeastern Mexico and northern Central America on Friday. Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development after this system moves over the Bay of Campeche on Saturday, and a tropical depression could form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico this weekend while it moves slowly west-northwestward or northwestward. It has a low (20 percent) chance of formation in the next 48 hours and a medium (50 percent) chance in the next 7 days.

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Gulf of Mexico:
Satellite imagery and surface observations indicate that a broad area of low pressure is forming over the Bay of Campeche. Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional gradual development, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form by midweek while it moves slowly westward or west-northwestward toward the western Gulf coast.

Regardless of development, several days of heavy rainfall are expected across portions of southern Mexico and Central America, and these rains are likely to cause life-threatening flooding and flash flooding. Locally heavy rainfall is also expected to spread over portions of the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Mexico by the
middle of the week. In addition, gale warnings have been issued for portions of the Gulf of Mexico, and more information on those warnings is available in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. Interests along the western and northwestern Gulf coasts should monitor the progress of this system. An Air Force
Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system later today.
It has a high (70 percent) chance of formation in the next 48 hours and in the next 7 days.

Southwestern Atlantic Ocean:
An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms located several hundred miles east of the Bahamas is associated with a surface trough and an upper-level area of low pressure. Environmental conditions could be conducive for some development of this system during the next few days while it moves westward or west-northwestward. The
system is forecast to approach the coast of the southeast United States on Thursday or Friday. It has a low (10 percent) chance of formation in the next 48 hours and a low (30 percent) in the next 7 days.

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