There are seventeen (17) hard weather shelters located throughout Walker County. The community storm shelters are funded solely from FEMA grants and community matching grants, that are obtained by the communities. The EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY and WALKER COUNTY E-911 receives and maintains STORM SHELTER LOCATION AND SHELTER CONTACT INFORMATION ONLY within Walker County. The EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY and WALKER COUNTY E-911 do not control, operate, maintain, provide funding or management of the shelters. The map contains the predetermined locations of shelters, that may be used during a weather emergency. The community leaders and/or the Volunteer Fire Department that maintain the shelters has the sole responsibility of determining, setting and enforcement the policy and rule of each shelter. The community leaders and/or the Volunteer Fire Department set their own rules and guidelines on what constitutes an emergency and it’s their sole responsibility and determination over when the shelter and when to open and close the shelters.
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Walker County E 9-1-1 provides for equal access for all Walker County citizens to report emergencies.
Why 9-1-1 and NOT 911?
People have actually become confused and tried to dial Nine-Eleven! We emphasize Nine-One-One so you will not become confused and you will react properly during an emergency.
WIRELESS PHONES and 9-1-1
When using your wireless phone to report an emergency to 9-1-1, give us a notable landmark, cross street intersection, and exact description of emergency you are reporting. Always remember your wireless phone number complete with area code and your name to give to 9-1-1.