CEMA News and Announcements
News releases and announcements of interest to the general public.
Health Officials Closely Monitoring 2019 Novel Coronavirus
No cases have been reported in the City of St. Louis. The City of St. Louis Dept. of Health is monitoring the virus with other public health partners.
Press release | Department of Health,Office of the Mayor,City Emergency Management Agency | 01/27/2020
City of St. Louis Launches Upgraded "NotifySTL" Emergency Alert System
Text STLCEMA to 888777 or Enroll Online at www.stlouis-mo.gov/notifystl
Press release | City Emergency Management Agency,Office of the Mayor | 12/12/2019
National Emergency Preparedness Month 2019
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, the 2019 theme is Prepared, Not Scared.
News/Announcement | City Emergency Management Agency | 08/27/2019
CEMA Severe Weather Awareness Week Coloring Contest
Preparedness is a whole community effort!
Press release | City Emergency Management Agency | 02/19/2019
Important Information Regarding CEMA Emergency Notifications
Changes effective today alter what messages residents will receive by text message.
Press release | Department of Public Safety,City Emergency Management Agency | 12/17/2018
Get Ready to Shake Out on October 18, 2018
The self-led drill will begin at 10:18 a.m. local time
Newsgram | City Emergency Management Agency | 10/01/2018
National Emergency Preparedness Month 2018
September is Emergency Preparedness Month
News/Announcement | City Emergency Management Agency | 08/31/2018
International ShakeOut Day is October 19th 2017
Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:19 a.m.
News/Announcement | City Emergency Management Agency,Department of Public Safety | 10/17/2017
August 21 Solar Eclipse Information and Resources
When, where, and how to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse
Press release | Department of Public Safety | 08/14/2017
City of St. Louis Conducts Emergency Evacuation Drills at City Government Buildings
On the morning of Tuesday, May 23, 2017, employees at City Hall and the 1520 Market Street building will participate in emergency drills.
Press release | Department of Public Safety,City Emergency Management Agency | 05/23/2017
Tornado Drill for City Employees
All City departments encouraged to participate on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Newsgram | City Emergency Management Agency | 03/01/2017
Tornado Drill Planned by the City Emergency Management Agency
A Tornado Drill is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Press release | City Emergency Management Agency | 02/28/2017
City of St. Louis CLOSED Today Due to Ice Storm
Emergency Operations Center Activated
Press release | Office of the Mayor,City Emergency Management Agency,Department of Health,Fire Department | 01/13/2017
City of St. Louis Winter Operations in Effect Through Weekend
Emergency Operations Center Activated Ahead of Predicted Ice Storm
Press release | Homeless Services,Office of the Mayor,Street Division,Fire Department,City Emergency Management Agency,Department of Health | 01/12/2017
SBA Disaster Loans Available
Reminder that federal disaster loans are available
Newsgram | City Emergency Management Agency | 09/21/2016
Charles 'Charlie' Stevenson Dies
Services set for Noon, Tuesday, Aug. 12
Newsgram | City Emergency Management Agency | 08/06/2014
City Asks Residents to Sign Up for Free Emergency Notifications
Nixle sends warning text messages and/or emails to keep people safe during emergencies
Press release | City Emergency Management Agency | 03/04/2012
No Siren Test Today
City's test will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10 as part of Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week
News/Announcement | City Emergency Management Agency | 03/07/2011
The City of St. Louis Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) will participate in Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week from March 13-19, 2016. During the week, CEMA will utilize social media to share important information on local severe weather hazards and tips on how citizens and businesses can be prepared to deal with such hazards. On Tuesday, March 15th the city will participate in the 41st Annual Missouri Statewide Tornado Drill at 1:30 PM (weather permitting). CEMA will send out an advisory message to signal the start of the tornado drill. Individuals are encouraged to practice what they would do in an actual tornado warning during the drill. Grab your go bag and head to your shelter place! To make sure that you receive text and or email alerts from CEMA, you can sign up at www.nixle.com using your zip code, or by texting STLCEMA to 888777 from your cellular phone. Nixle is free to use (check with your carrier for applicable charges). This year CEMA will NOT activate the outdoor warning siren system during the tornado drill to avoid disruption of the Missouri Primary Election.
Citizens are encouraged to take three steps towards preparedness, make a plan, build a kit and stay informed. By taking these three steps, individuals and businesses can be more prepared for any disaster that may strike. Information on local hazards and resources to help with preparedness activities can be found on the CEMA website: www.stlouis-mo.gov/ema
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