Birmingham’s three community safe rooms will open at 4.
The safe rooms are at the following locations:
- PrattCity Park, 1331 Third St., Pratt City
- *Jimmie Hudson, 305 Pratt Highway, Pratt City
- SmithfieldEstates Park, 1707 Huntington Drive, Smithfield.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for Everbridge, an emergency alert program presented by the City of Birmingham and Birmingham 911, to receive updates about severe weather and the safe rooms. Notices are sent to a home or mobile phone, email address or text message of those within a ½-mile radius of the safe room. To receive a notice, residents must sign up for Everbridge. To sign up for Everbridge, visit www.Jeffcoema.org or contact Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency at (205) 254-2039.
Everbridge also distributes quick notices in other situations, including unexpected road closings, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
Residents are encouraged to monitor the National Weather Service’s severe weather threats via a NOAA weather radio, commercial radio and local television news today.