With “weather of note” headed our way we thought it might be helpful to expound a bit on the workings of the Bremen Alert System (BAS).
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the federal agency responsible for sending the public, mass alerts. There are around 40 or so different alert codes. If you’d like to know what they are you can review them at this link: https://www.weather.gov/nwr/eventcodes
- With BAS, we have the ability to automate the transmission of these alerts to our citizens.
- We’ve definitely experienced some trial and error during the turn up of BAS. Specifically where automated “after hours” alerts come into play. We hope we’ve got all that worked out now.
- Here is a list of the alert types that are configured to be sent regardless of time of day:
- Tornado Warning (means Tornado is on the ground)
- Civil Danger Warning
- Civil Emergency Message
- Earthquake Warning (means one has occurred)
- Evacuation Immediate
- Extreme Fire Danger
- Fire Warning
- Flash Flood Warning
- Law Enforcement Warning
- Nuclear Power Plant Warning
- Radio-logical Hazard Warning
- Keep in mind BAS only sends these alerts if either Carroll Co (GA) or Haralson Co (GA) are included in the list of affected counties.
- We’ve still got a ways to go in terms of truly utilizing this system to its fullest abilities., but we are getting there. Recently our IT Department activated the automated alert push to our social media accounts. Going forward, when an automated alert is isussed, the alert will appear on our social media accounts.
Please be safe today and as always call us if you need us. – City of Bremen