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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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Emergency Management Staff, Volunteers, & Stakeholders - Shining a spotlight on the people who make this agency function.

It could be you! There is an impending vacancy at the EOC, and you could be the one to fill it. If you have an interest in the inner workings of emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery then this is the place for you.

The Special Needs Coordinator performs a variety of roles at the EOC. For instance, they are the primary person to respond to members of the public who pay the EOC a visit. During activations, they coordinate with the Department of Health and transportation agencies to ensure that members of the community with major medical concerns are safely evacuated and returned home when it is safe.

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⚠️8 AM ET 5/24: Have outdoor Memorial Day Weekend plans? ⛈️Thunderstorms could be severe Saturday afternoon and evening with isolated damaging winds 🌬. Please monitor the forecast and move indoors if you hear ⚡thunder or receive a warning 📢. #ALwx #FLwx #GAwx ... See MoreSee Less

Caught in a #RipCurrent?
🌊 Relax & float to conserve energy
🏊 Good swimmer? Swim parallel to shore until you clear the rip current
🤷 Not a skilled swimmer? Flip on your back & float.
📣 WAVE & YELL to get the lifeguard's attention
🌟 Be #BeachSmart
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Staff and Volunteers Attain Storm Spotter Certification - EOC stands ready to assist NWS with storm reporting.

For decades there have been a group of individuals who work together to warn each other of impending weather events. Known as Storm Spotters, the role of these people has changed over time. They are now utilized by the National Weather Service to report storm related damage and significant weather phenomena. All that is required to be a storm spotter is to pass a basic knowledge test.

Members of the EOC staff and volunteers have started taking this training. It will bring a variety of benefits to the community ranging from increased preparedness and knowledge to being able to report weather events to the NWS, thus increasing the accuracy of their forecasts going forward.
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