Posts Tagged ‘The Decatur Focus’

The holiday season is here so remember to cut out your waste and recycling schedule from the November Focus for this year. You’ll find the November 2020 to September 2021 schedule of changes due to city holidays on page 3 of the Focus or online here.

Please note collection services are not impacted for Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Holiday collection schedules and schedule changes are posted to the City website, the Decatur Focus, and social media.

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Due to the threat of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours for the remainder of the work week, the test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will not be audible this month. The next audible test has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m.

If you do hear the sirens in the next few days, they are indicating an actual tornado emergency and you should seek shelter immediately. Want to know more about what to do in a tornado emergency? Check out the new edition of the Emergency Services insert in the November Focus arriving in your mailbox or online at http://www.decaturga.com/home/showdocument?id=12787





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February 5-9 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. Take some time this week to check out the resource materials on the Ready Georgia website that will help you and your family get prepared for weather emergencies. And if you’re looking for Decatur specific information, be sure to check out the 2016-2017 Emergency Services Supplement from the Decatur Focus. (This guide will be updated in November 2018.)


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By now you should have received the November Focus in the mail. Make sure to flip to the center and check out the 2014 Emergency Services insert. Highlights include a cut and keep family emergency plan template, reminders about common traffic laws and a list of the potential threats that could impact the community and how to plan for & deal with them. A link to the online copy of the insert is here.

After you finish reading through the materials, consider sharing your thoughts on how you prefer to receive information with City staff on Open City Hall. The topic, Emergency Communication, can be found here – http://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page=205#peak_democracy.

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Read the March Focus Online

march2009_cover150The March 2009 issue of The Decatur Focus is now online. And remember, you can always look at past issues by visiting the Focus archives webpage.

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