Friday, February 24, 2017

ELKMONT STORM SHELTER INFORMATION

When the clouds gets threatening, people start looking for a safe place to weather the storm.  We are fortunate that historically tornadoes go around the town of Elkmont. 


As you go east toward Elkton Road and I-65, the land gets lower and the chances go up. Tornadoes typically run in the valleys. Even though Elkmont is more protected by the hilltop, we are blessed with two places to seek safety in times of need.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
The storm shelter is not a hotel and is not furnished with the comforts of home. It is a bare bone facility designed with one purpose in mind, your safety.  Bring your own chair, sleeping bag, snacks and source of entertainment. Hill Spirit doesn't think a tv is available so don't count on it.  Animals are not allowed except for service ones.  Leave your stuff in the car until you check with the volunteer firefighter on site to see if it can be brought in. The shelter doesn't have unlimited space. 
 

ELKMONT STORM SHELTER
19667 Sandlin Road


*Left:   Aviagen
*Right: Fire Department
*Rear:  Storm Shelter

The safe room will be opened immediately when a Tornado Watch is issued for Limestone County.

 
*We will establish communications with EMA upon activation. We will keep occupants updated with current weather information. Occupants shall adhere to Safe Room Rules which will be posted in Safe Room  If the Safe Room is in the vicinity or path of a tornado the doors will be locked, should residents attempt to enter the Safe Room they will be allowed and the doors locked back.        


*The Safe Room will be opened by someone in the Elkmont Vol. Fire Dept. that person will be there until the threat of bad weather is gone or is released by another member of the Fire Dept.

Chief - Michael Carter
Assistant Chief  - Phillip (Fuzz) Hastings
Captain - Wade Holt


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*another place to shelter is the basement of the United Methodist Church at 25444 Children Street*

DO YOU KNOW YOUR COLORS?

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The crazy weather season is starting and we have a slight chance of "weather you play attention to" today. Often you will see prediction maps with different colors and many of us aren't sure what they mean.


To help us figure out what this map means, Hill Spirit found a graphic that does a good job of explaining the bands of color. 


And this last table illustrates the meaning of storm color maps in a funny but still true way for many of us.


WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?


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ELKMONT SCHOOL 
Baseball
*Middle School @ Danville; 4:30 (DH)
*Varsity hosts Lindsey Lane; 4:30 pm
*JV hosts Lindsey Lane; 6:30 pm

Softball 
*Varsity @ Sheffield Freeze Out Tourney 

Soccer
*Girls Varsity @ New Hope; 4:30 pm
*Boys Varsity @ New Hope; 6:30 pm
 
SENIOR CENTER
*Aleshia Teeples/Mary Nelle Clem of Limestone Health Facility and Rehab scheduled to visit, check oxygen level and check blood pressure, dominoes, billiards, TV, joker and other games, 8:30 a.m.

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ELKMONT SCHOOL
Softball 
*Varsity @ Sheffield Freeze Out Tourney

26 CHURCH DAY
*count your blessings, one by one*

ELKMONT SWEEPS CLEMENTS IN AREA PLAY


Both of our soccer programs won their first area game Thursday. The Varsity Lady Devils won, 3-1. The Elkmont boys held the Clements Colts scoreless for the win.



The Kickin' Red Devils overcame a slow start to post its second win of the season in a decisive 7-0 victory over Clements. 


Daniel Valencia scored three goals and had one assist. Juan Mendoza added one goal and an assist. Goals by Ronaldo Aguilar, Luis Valencia, and Nehemias Vicente rounded out the scoring for Red Devils.


With Elkmont keeping the ball on Clements' side of the field for most of the night, it was a quiet night for the defense. Braden Long did register five saves in his debut as goalie. 


Elkmont travels to New Hope for a 5:00 pm match today.

ARE YOU READY FOR SEVERE WEATHER? - FRIDAY TIPS


Today's severe weather reminder is about lightening. We are all looking forward to Spring weather but there is a downside ..... Get ready by making plans before those storm sirens howl through the Elkmont area. Don't forget the tax free severe weather weekend starts today.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

SEVERE WEATHER - THURSDAY TIPS

Today's severe weather reminder is about weather alerts

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is the voice of the National Weather Service, and is your fastest way to receive automated warnings in case of severe weather. During hazardous weather, normal broadcasts are interrupted for severe weather watches and warnings, as well as other critical severe weather products. Weather Emergency Messages (WEA) are broadcast through cell phone towers in the warned area and alert directly on your phone.

We are all looking forward to Spring weather but there is a downside ..... Get ready by making plans before those storm sirens howl through the Elkmont area.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ARE YOU READY FOR SEVERE WEATHER? - WEDNESDAY TIPS


Today's severe weather reminder is about tornadoes. We are all looking forward to Spring weather but there is a downside ..... Get ready by making plans before those storm sirens howl through the Elkmont area.


Do you know where you will shelter when tornadoes are in the area?
 

We have two public places in our community.  One is the storm shelter behind the fire department on Sandlin Road.  The other is the basement of the United Methodist Church in downtown Elkmont on Children Street.


Link to more information about our community storm shelter.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AFTER SCHOOL FUN ON FEB 28


MEET THE KICKIN' DEVILS

Today, two more players from the Elkmont Soccer team are featured.


Our varsity boys team beat West Limestone in their opening match, 4-0.  Their game today has been cancelled. Looking for a fantastic season this spring.



LAUGHING WITH DONNA

A man asked his wife what she'd like for her birthday. "I'd love to be six again," she replied.
 

On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear--everything there was! Wow!
 

Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down. Right to McDonald's they went, where her husband ordered her a Big Mac along with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake. Then it was off to a movie - the latest Star Wars epic, and hot dogs, popcorn, Pepsi Cola, and M&Ms. What a fabulous adventure! Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed.

He leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being six again?" One eye opened. The wife said, "You idiot, I meant my dress size!"