Phoenix Reminds Education Is Key to Safeguard Against Coronavirus https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/866Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/27/2020 5:44:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/866/Newsroom_OSHEM_008.jpgPhoenix Reminds Education Is Key to Safeguard Against Coronavirus <div class="ExternalClass954E54F08232492F92B6FA5EF7907D8E"><html> <p>The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The confirmed case is in a person who recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China where there is currently an outbreak of the virus. <br></p> <p>“In any health emergency situation, the most important thing to remember is educating yourself with factual information from reputable sources is key in staying healthy," Phoenix's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Interim Director Brent Olson said. </p> <p>Arizona health and public safety agencies across the state are working together and are disseminating information on the virus, how it spreads, and how to protect yourself and family from the virus. </p><p>To learn more, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Frequently Asked Questions page at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html">cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html</a>. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Get Connected with Community Emergency Notification System (CENS)https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/846Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/22/2020 12:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/846/Newsroom_OSHEM_006.jpgGet Connected with Community Emergency Notification System (CENS)<div class="ExternalClass1BF6CAC084FB45679D427412BDD0BDA7"><html> ​CENS, or Reverse 9-1-1®, is the Community Emergency Notification System. The system rapidly notifies people in an area affected by an emergency by sending a recorded message through the telephone system. CENS uses the 9-1-1 database to find phone numbers for those who are in the affected area that is determined by the circle or area drawn on the CENS map. CENS then sends a prerecorded message to the telephone numbers in the defined area.<br><br> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> Cell and Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones are not in the 911 database. You can register your cell or VoIP phone with the CENS system. You will only receive CENS notifications based on the address you provide for your cell and or VoIP phone.​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br>Residents wishing to register their cell phones or VoIP phones in the CENS program must do so through the self registration link on the website at: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.911alertsyou.com/">www.911alertsyou.com</a>. Registrations completed by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time will be added to the CENS system overnight.​<br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Preparing for Winter Rainhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/717Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/23/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/717/Newsroom_OSHEM_005.jpgPreparing for Winter Rain<div class="ExternalClassD9603037D5B843E988B0E4AE53D39049"><html> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">​Phoenix has experienced a wet start to the cooler months. With the national weather service predicting more storms through the winter, city of Phoenix wants to remind homeowners and businesses of the resources available to help. </span></p><p>Phoenix's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OSHEM) posts weather warning and tips to safeguard on the city's webpage at Phoenix.gov/update. Sand will only be available when there is a definite need and will be dispatched to areas impacted by the storm. When the sand distribution is activated a list of locations will appear on this page. Supplies are limited. You must bring your own bags and shovels. <br></p><p>However, ​OSHEM recommends using reusable flood barriers. Most home improvement stores offer the inexpensive reusable barriers that save time and money that would otherwise be spent buying, stacking and getting rid of sandbags.  <br></p><p>There is also simple flood prevention maintenance that can be done before the storms to make sure your home is ready for the winter rains. Clean out roof drains or scuppers to prevent accumulation of rain water on the roof which can cause a roof damage. Clean out drywells on your property so there is safe place for the water to collect.  Repair landscaping to ensure water will run away from your building. ​  <br> <br> <br><br> <br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
NWS Confirms 3 Tornadoes Touched Down in Phoenix; Are You Prepared?https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/847Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/30/2019 2:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/847/Newsroom_OSHEM_007.jpgNWS Confirms 3 Tornadoes Touched Down in Phoenix; Are You Prepared?<div class="ExternalClassB98129AE22AA4BA28242D408D8436F5A"><html> <p>​Three tornadoes touched down in metro Phoenix the morning after Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) . </p><p>“The NWS was able to find numerous locations where the tornado skipped along through this area of north Phoenix leaving a trail of damage," Brent Olson, Interim Director of Phoenix's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OSHEM) said. </p><p>NWS sent out phone alerts warning residents about the tornado at 4 a.m. in an effort to keep everyone safe.</p><p>“It actually led to a couple of very rare tornado warnings being issued ," Olson explained. “But it is equally important that people are prepared in advance for any disaster or storm."  </p><p>No matter what type of disaster strikes, the most important part of being prepared is to make sure your family is prepared for 72 hours if help can't get to you. </p><p>When developing your preparedness plan it is important coordinate your family's survival kit, financial preparation, your family emergency and communication plan, shelter options, pet preparedness, and preparing medications and medical needs.  </p><p>To learn more about disaster plans and how to make sure your family is prepared, visit OSHEM's website at <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/Emergency" target="_blank">https://Phoenix.gov/Emergency</a>.  </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Public Safety Exercise in Downtown Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/518Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/31/2019 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/518/Newsroom_OSHEM_03.jpgPublic Safety Exercise in Downtown Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass95A4A84AFABB481BB3A9AF610FDB4ADF"><html> <p> ​During the month of June, the Phoenix Police, Fire and Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management departments will be conducting public safety training exercises in the downtown Phoenix area near the Phoenix Convention Center. This first exercise will occur in the early morning on Sunday, June 2.</p> <p>Residents in and around downtown Phoenix may see emergency vehicles and equipment from multiple public safety jurisdictions as preparations begin for the 2019 National Homeland Security Conference coming to the Phoenix Convention Center.</p> <p> The purpose of this public safety exercise is to enhance first responders' preparedness.</p> <p> Any questions concerning the exercise from the public can be directed to 602-376-3981.​     <br> <br><br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS



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Get Involved: Fund PHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=13https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/13/S261C.jpgGet Involved: Fund PHX<div class="ExternalClass9728A8349F6F47A1A5123D0792DF410B"><html> <p>​Give your feedback about the Phoenix budget. Use our new online tool to adjust funding for various departments.</p> </html></div>Videohttps://Phoenix.gov/budget/fund2/19/2020 5:20:55 PM3/31/2020 5:20:55 PM

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