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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Mayor urges residents to prepare now for severe weather

Hurricane season

Mayor William E. Cooper and other City of Enterprise leaders continue to closely monitor the projected path of Hurricane Ian.

While it’s too early to know where or when Hurricane Ian will make landfall, City leaders are being proactive.

“We are working closely with the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency, as well as other local public safety entities to ensure our City is prepared in the event of any severe weather,” Mayor Cooper said. “Enterprise will be ready to take care of our residents and businesses if Hurricane Ian comes our way.”

Cooper encouraged residents to check their current emergency supply kit or to create a new one over the next 48 hours.

Make sure you have at least three days of supplies, including food, water and medication,” Cooper said. “Don’t forget about your pets.   Take this opportunity to check on your neighbors and make sure they are prepared, too.”

The City of Enterprise has also started to gather its own emergency equipment.

“We have our City vehicles tanks topped off and our generators ready to go,” Assistant Director of Public Works Shannon Roberts said. “Our team is on standby and ready to help the public should they need it.”

Enterprise Fire Chief Christopher Davis said while emergency crews will be ready to assist, residents are encouraged to do their part to make sure they are prepared.

“If you or someone you know uses oxygen, make sure the supply is full. If you have prescription medication, now is the time to get those prescriptions filled,” Davis said. “Use this time to make sure your generators are working and you have plenty of fuel. Our priority is to help the people of Enterprise, but the best thing you can do is to determine what you or your family may need and be proactive.”

The Coffee County Emergency Management Agency has an emergency notification system that will alert subscribers of warnings and information related to severe weather.  To subscribe, text your zip code to “38276” or visit www.coffee-al.myfreealerts.com.

Residents are also encouraged to monitor local media outlets on air and online for the latest information. For more information about ways to help your family prepare, visit www.ready.gov.

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