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Civil Emergency Message

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Civil Emergency Message (SAME CODE: CEM) is a warning created by the National Weather Service meant to warn of an in-progress or imminent significant threat(s) to public safety and/or property. The CEM is a higher priority message than the Local Area Emergency (LAE), but the hazard is less specific than the Civil Danger Warning (CDW). For example, the CEM could be used to describe an alert issued by the National Terrorism Advisory System.

Examples of a Civil Emergency Message

A mandatory evacuation of lower South Carolina issued during the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, before the hurricane was expected to reach the state:

469 WOUS42 KCHS 052015 CEMCHS SCC013-015-019-029-035-053-052315- BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY COLUMBIA SC RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 415 PM EDT WED OCT 5 2016 ...GOVERNOR ORDERS EVACUATION OF COASTAL AREAS... FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNORS OFFICE. THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA IS MANDATING AN EVACUATION EFFECTIVE AT 3 PM TODAY. THE EVACUATION ORDER INCLUDES ALL PEOPLE IN CERTAIN COASTAL EVACUATION ZONES OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES... CHARLESTON...DORCHESTER AND BERKELEY COUNTY...EVACUATION ZONES A, B, C, D, E, F, G, AND I. COLLETON COUNTY...EVACUATION ZONE A. BEAUFORT COUNTY EVACUATION ZONE A. JASPER COUNTY EVACUATION ZONE A. THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY...THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND SUPPORTING AGENCIES WILL REVERSE THE DIRECTION OF TRAFFIC ALONG CERTAIN EVACUATION ROUTES TO EASE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AWAY FROM THE COAST. TRAVEL WILL ONLY BE POSSIBLE IN ONE DIRECTION AWAY FROM THE COAST ON THOSE ROUTES WHILE THE EVACUATION IS IN PROGRESS. SOUTH CAROLINAS EMERGENCY HELPLINE IS ACTIVE AT 1-866-246-0133. $$ ST BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE OKLAHOMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY NORMAN OKLAHOMA RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 850 PM CDT SAT AUG 4 2012 THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE CITY OF ALTUS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND IS SENT AT THE REQUEST OF PUBLIC WORKS. BECAUSE OF A POWER FAILURE AT TOM STEED RESERVOIR...THE WATER SUPPLY HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY INTERRUPTED. ALTUS WATER CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO REFRAIN FROM UNNECESSARY WATER USE UNTIL 6 PM SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH. AGAIN...DO NOT WATER LAWNS...WASH CARS...AND RUN WATER INTO THE STREET BECAUSE OF THE POWER FAILURE AT TOM STEED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS REQUEST. $$ OKC065-160430- URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE CITY OF ALTUS RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 457 PM CST TUE JAN 15 2013 THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE CITY OF ALTUS OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND IS SENT AT THE REQUEST OF ADMINISTRATION. THE CITY OF ALTUS IS UNDER MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION. WE REQUEST YOUR HELP WHILE THE LINE FROM TOM STEED LAKE IS BEING REPAIRED. PLEASE DO NOT WATER OUTSIDE. WE ARE SWITCHING TO WATER FROM THE RESERVOIR, AND YOU WILL NOTICE A CHANGE IN THE TASTE AND ODOR OF THE WATER. REPEATING, THE CITY OF ALTUS IS UNDER MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION WHILE REPAIRS ARE MADE TO A LINE FROM TOM STEED LAKE. $$ $$

References

Civil Emergency Message Wikipedia


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