Posts From May, 2014

Floodwater Health & Safety Hazards 

(May 28, 2014)

Public Service Announcement

Health Risks associated with Floodwaters and Floodwater Dangers:


Aside from fast flowing waters and dangerous currents, floodwaters can carry a myriad of materials that can affect your health. Here are some pointers to help prepare for and be aware of flooding issues in our community.

 

 

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Posted by IT Department May 28, 2014

Albany County EMA Media Release (May 27, 2014 9:00 a.m.) 

Public Service Announcement

Area Flooding Update:

Water is at record levels, higher than seen since the 1980s, due to recent storms, snow showers and warm weather conditions.

The Little Laramie and Big Laramie rivers are running fast and high.

Residents in some target locations around Woods Landing have been asked to consider evacuating, due to high water.

Volunteer fire departments have been given sand and sandbags to assist residents in protecting homes.

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Posted by IT Department May 27, 2014

NEWS RELEASE - (May 24, 2014) 

Public Service Announcement

Fire in Historic Downtown Laramie - May 24, 2014 (Laramie, WY)

Tranquility in Historic Downtown Laramie was disrupted in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 24, 2014 by a significant structure fire. The fire, reported at approximately 4:30 AM, occurred in the 400 block of South Second Street. The Laramie Fire Department battled the blaze for over four (4) hours before gaining control at approximately 9:00 AM.

The building in which the fire began is a total loss. Through the efforts of the Laramie Fire Department, adjacent buildings remain intact with inspection necessary to determine if losses have occurred. Appropriate agencies have been notified and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

 

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Posted by IT Department May 24, 2014

Public Service Announcement Possible Flood-Related Health Concerns – Things to consider 

Public Service Announcement

Possible Flood-Related Health Concerns – Things to consider

With flooding in Wyoming possible during the coming months, the Wyoming Department of Health is asking residents and volunteers to be mindful of potential flood-related health concerns. Dr. Tracy Murphy, acting state health officer and state epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health, said during and after a flood, water can become contaminated. “Unfortunately, contaminated water, even a small amount, can sometimes cause illness,” Murphy said. “We’re asking residents in flood prone areas to plan ahead. If flooding does occur, affected people should be cautious and pay attention to specific announcements from local and state health authorities.”

 

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Posted by IT Department May 22, 2014

FLOOD WATCH - (May 7, 2014)  

Public Service Announcement Cancelled (5-8-2014 10:00AM)

 

...Thunderstorms may produce flooding today and tonight...

...Flooding possible along the Laramie River in central Albany County this weekend...

A spring storm system will move across the region today and tonight. Thunderstorms will develop ahead of this system this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may become sever and capable of producing large hail and heavy rains.

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Posted by IT Department May 08, 2014

NEWS RELEASE - (May 1, 2014) 

County Test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - (May 1, 2014)

County test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System
The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system promptly at 10:00 a.m., Friday May 2, 2014, for all Albany County sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes.

 

 

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Posted by IT Department May 01, 2014