PREPARED FOR DISASTER EMERGENCY?
September is National Emergency Preparedness month with Sept 30, 2014
being NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION. This day has also been proclaimed as
LOCAL DAY OF ACTION. Jim Britt, Oktibbeha County Emergency
Management Director, urges individuals, businesses, and public institutions
in Oktibbeha County to review their emergency action plans on this day.
It is anticipated that proclamations will be signed by the Oktibbeha
County Board of Supervisors, The City of Starkville, and Mississippi State
University on September 30. This is the first time in the State of
Mississippi this campaign has been promoted and representatives
from the State and FEMA, Region IV are expected to attend
will be distributing information at various locations in Starkville
(Walmart and Kroger) about getting prepared.
Specific information about how to be prepared for fire, flood, tornado,
hurricane, and other disasters will be shared in the next few days through
releases in this newspaper. MSU Extension Service and other agencies are
providing helpful information that we will share about getting
prepared for unexpected disasters.
Persons who are victims of disasters such as fire, flood, tornadoes, etc.
may receive assistance from OSERVS.
OSERVS is located at 501 Highway 12 West, Suite 130,
Starkville, Mississippi, 39759
Phone (662) 384-2200. Information about OSERVS may be
found at their website www.oservs.com .
Tips to ensure a Happy Halloween:
If you or someone you know is in need of a smoke detector please contact OSERVS or your local Fire Department. There are alarms available for the hearing impaired and for those who are very sound sleepers.
We would like to thanks this year’s sponsors for helping to
make the 2013 Bully Gras a success.
Clark Beverage Group
Ville de Planche
Emmett and Beverly Smitherman
MSU Alumni Veranda
Jesse and Anne McDonald Urology Specialists
Callaway Orthodontics U S Foods
Copy Cow Bancorp South
Patton Law Office Tom & Shirley Dawkins
Starkville Kiwanis Sills Engineering
Dynamic Fire Protection
Bank First T. Blake Balzli, DMD
Snap Fitness Frank Jones Development
Nine-Twenty Nine Coffee Bar M & F Bank
Starkville Physical Therapy J & L Fitness, Inc
Insurance Associates Phillips Financial Service
Eat With Us Group Hester Fence & Construction
Carolyn Malone Phillips G & K Services
Martin Oral Maxillofacial Couvillion Design & Build
Regions Bank The Flower Company
R. Tabb & Co. Boutique Bank of Commerce
Frank Chiles, State Farm Ins.
2013 Bully Gras King & Queen
John & Denise Peeples
The purpose of OSERVS shall be to work in conjunction with city officials, county officials, the Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency, and the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to provide training opportunities for the public in disaster preparedness and response. OSERVS also works in coordination with Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), helping to ensure effective response when emergency and disaster situations arise.
Services provided by OSERVS are offered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age.