- Freeze Alert
The City of Semmes is monitoring the weather and road conditions. Please stay off the roads if at all possible as they are icy and dangerous. Extreme caution must be used if you have to travel. Any ice that melts today will re-freeze tonight as temperatures will be below freezing.
- Update on Hurricane Nate
October 7, 2017 City of Semmes RE: Update on Hurricane Nate The City of Semmes is closely monitoring Hurricane Nate. The hurricane is now a category 1, predicted to strengthen before landfall. Landfall is expected at approx. 9 pm along the coastal areas. Tropical force winds are already being felt in Semmes. It is strongly recommended that you stay off of the roads. The City of Semmes has called in additional personnel from the Fire department and Public Works department to help respond to calls and mitigate the effects of Hurricane Nate. Crews are ready to do damage assessment and debris removal after the storm passes. Please call Semmes Public Works at 251-442-4334 or 251-366-0404 if you see any trees blocking a roadway that our emergency vehicles cannot pass. Please take every precaution to keep yourself and your family safe during the next several hours. Have your flashlights, emergency radios, and water prepared, as power outages have already been reported. For more announcements from the City of Semmes, please watch our Facebook feed. For current storm tracking updates, please visit the following site: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
- Mayor’s Statement on Tropical Storm Nate
October 6, 2017 City of Semmes RE: Semmes Mayor’s Statement on Tropical Storm Nate The City of Semmes Emergency Management Staff has been monitoring the activity of Tropical Storm Nate. This storm is expected to become a category 1 hurricane within the next 34 hours. Landfall is forecasted at 7:00 pm on October 7, 2017. Tropical force winds are expected to begin at approximately 12:00 pm on October 7, 2017 up until landfall. Maximum sustained winds of 40 mph are anticipated for approximately 5 hours (8 pm – 1 am) with 74 mph wind gusts, at worst. It is strongly recommended that you stay off of the roads, unless absolutely necessary. If you notice a downed tree or other road hazards, please contact Semmes Public Works at 251-649-5752. If you notice or come in contact with a downed power line, please do nothing and call 911 immediately. During hazardous weather, emergency crews will respond to calls, based on priority, as soon as deemed safe. Please take advantage of the time before the storm to prepare your home and family for potential power outages or other storm conditions. Please secure outdoor items. For more announcements from the City of Semmes, please […]
- Hurricane Irma update for Semmes
The City of Semmes and the Fire Rescue Department are continually monitoring hurricane Irma. We expect a wind event starting this evening and into Monday. Possibility for 20 to 30 mph winds. Check back for additional updates as the storm draws near.
- Hurricane Update Shelter Info
Although the path of Irma is uncertain at this time, (& Jim Cantore is in the studio – so THAT’S good news!), we wanted to give you shelter info in advance, so you can incorporate it into your plans. The shelter for our area will again be the Semmes Middle School, but Mobile County Health Department will have a shelter open for those needing continuous electricity and such for life maintaining devices. This medical shelter is located at Burns Middle School at 6175 Girby Rd.Although the Health Department will operate the shelter, there will be no medical staff on site and everyone going to this shelter must bring their own life sustaining equipment, 1 care giver (this number is strictly enforced), and all the items that would be needed at any other shelter (food, water, sleeping bag, pillow). There is limited space at the shelter on Girby Rd as well.
- Hurricane Irma Update
Mayor Baker’s Statement on Hurricane Irma September 6, 2017 City of Semmes RE: Semmes Mayor’s Statement on Hurricane Irma We are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma. City Departments are continuously in contact with the Mobile County Emergency Agency for updates. The City of Semmes Emergency Management Staff met this morning to begin preparation for the possibility of impact to our area. We will continue meeting daily to determine the needs of our City, in the event the storm affects our area. We will keep you updated as information becomes available. Please watch this storm closely, make a plan for your family and safeguard your homes. For current storm tracking updates, please visit the following site: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
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