Prep for weather emergencies, stay informed

Specialist Jeffrey S. Bolton, 502nd Military Police Battalion, Criminal Investigation Command, checks the Digital Garrison app for updates. Digital Garrison app is one of many tools Fort Campbell uses to alert the community about weather emergencies.

Protect yourself and your community by staying informed and being prepared during extreme weather emergencies.

Flooding, strong winds and tornados are common hazards that threaten the Fort Campbell community. Winter also brings other threats such as freezing rain, snow and ice.

Stay informed

One of the easiest ways to get notifications is to sign up for the ALERT! System.

ALERT! is the Army’s chosen system for installations to notify their populace in the event of an emergency. It provides Fort Campbell users area-specific weather and emergency information by phone, text, email or by a pop-up message on government computers.

Common Access Card holders can register for ALERT! from a government computer by visiting https://alert.csd.disa.mil or the Fort Campbell intranet homepage and clicking on the ALERT! icon.

Soldiers and Fort Campbell employees should closely monitor winter weather situations and not assume there are on-post closures. Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and contractors should remain in contact with their supervisors during winter weather events.

In addition to ALERT!, there are other means to stay updated. The Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office publishes the most up-to-date information on the U.S. Army Fort Campbell website, https://home.army.mil/campbell; and U.S. Army Fort Campbell Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FortCampbell. Official information also can be found on Twitter @FortCampbell.

Weather alerts also are published through the Digital Garrison app. The Digital Garrison app is free and available to anyone for download at the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android. Once the app is downloaded, users are prompted to create an account. By selecting Fort Campbell as the location of choice, users will have all of the installation’s information available instantly.

These resources are used to inform the community about emergencies, closures, gate changes, severe weather and town halls.

Campbell Crossing residents can receive alerts through Red Flag notification system by accessing their Campbell Crossing profile at https://us.redflaghub.com/Recipients/Login/campbellcrossing.

Be prepared

Community members should do their best to be self-sufficient during an emergency because response assets such as firefighters, police officers, medical professionals and public works employees are limited resources.

Plan in advance how you will communicate with your friends and Family before, during and after a disaster. Then, build a kit that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. A basic emergency kit should include water, food, flashlight, first aid kit, maps, a cell phone with charger and a battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert. Next, take action to protect important documents such as birth certificates, passports and social security cards.

For more information, visit https://www.ready.gov/.

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