Starke County EMA Director J. Nier told the Starke County Council members and Commissioners this week that she received new radios that were purchased with grant funds.Continue reading
Residents are being asked to limit activity outdoors today through Saturday due to excessive heat.Continue reading
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners reviewed a proposed communications policy to add to the county’s Emergency Management Plan.Continue reading
Starke County EMA Director J. Nier is working on several grant applications.Continue reading
The National Weather Service is predicting a slight risk for severe thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon that could carry over into the evening.
Starke County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Nier shared that some primary threats of the predicted condition include locally heavy rainfall as well as a low threat potential for damaging winds and large hail.Continue reading
An incident at a residence on State Road 8 kept firefighters busy throughout the night into today.
A fire was reported at 135 E. SR 8 around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday evening.Continue reading
In order to help keep the public informed about the possibility of severe weather events and other potential dangers, the Starke County Emergency Management Agency will be supplying free weather alert radios today.Continue reading
In anticipation of the cold snap that is expected to hit the area hard Tuesday and Wednesday, the Starke County Emergency Management Agency has arranged for a few local facilities to be utilized as warming centers.Continue reading
Starke County EMA Director J. Nier announced that the county’s travel status has been moved back to an advisory level.Continue reading
The Knox-Center Township Fire Department will have a handful of firefighters stationed in town in anticipation for this weekend’s snowfall.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will meet tonight where newly elected Commissioner Bryan Cavendar will attend his first meeting alongside Kathy Norem and Charlie Chesak. They will reorganize and make 2019 appointments as the first order of business.Continue reading
Members of Starke County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee are focused on getting the incident command trailer back in working order. When they met Wednesday afternoon, they discussed how the trailer is structurally fine but it’s currently not functional.
Officials report that it does not have power and they believe that the generator needs a new battery to alleviate the issue. There is some money remaining in the EMA Department’s maintenance fund that will be utilized to purchase a new battery. Continue reading
The Starke County COAD is looking for local restaurants and businesses willing to donate food, beverages and other resources to first responders during lengthy emergency situations.
This would be a local effort similar to canteen services offered by the Red Cross. Starke County EMA Director J. Nier would assist the COAD with this initiative. When a major incident occurs and responders are expected to be out in the field for an extended period of time, she would call on COAD members to get resources to the scene as soon as possible. Continue reading
UPDATE: As of 10 a.m. CST the EMA Office had distributed all available radios. If you’re interested in obtaining one elsewhere, visit the official website for the NOAA Weather Radios.
To help the community be better prepared for severe weather events the Starke County Emergency Management Agency is offering free weather alert radios.
EMA Director J. Nier explained that she can program the radios to pick up information from surrounding counties as well so Starke County residents would know what’s coming their way and they’d have even more time to prepare. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners learned last week that the county is the recipient of a grant to help pay for a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.
The Starke County Commissioners reviewed a quote from Caliber concerning a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.
The Starke County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) will meet tonight at 6 p.m. where members will continue to discuss the development of a board.
Though Starke County EMA Director J. Nier has helped form the COAD by reaching out to some key people in the community, the organization is meant to be run by community members. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Organizations Active in Disasters meeting scheduled for tonight (8/7) had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Starke County EMA Director J. Nier proposed rescheduling the meeting for next week with a tentative date of Tuesday, August 14th. Continue reading
If you’re looking for a way to get more involved in your community, you should consider joining the Starke County COAD.
The group will be meeting this coming week on Tuesday, August 7th in order to coordinate more about local efforts.
Starke County COAD, or Community Organizations Active in Disaster, aims to encourage collaboration among local residents and officials in order to strengthen the community to be better prepared for disaster response and recovery. Continue reading