By Staff Reports, ANAD Operations OfficeNovember 15, 2018
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The Emergency Management Modernization Program's Mass Warning and Notification System for Anniston Army Depot provides an emergency warning solution for employees with e-mail addresses through the Army's Enterprise E-mail System.
The EM2P MWN solution utilizes an At Hoc commercial product, providing depot employees with emergency notification information.
The At Hoc system is the quickest and easiest way to receive emergency notifications. Each employee who works on a computer at the installation has access to At Hoc at their work station.
The system's capabilities include:
• Network notifications via desktop pop-ups to computer workstations on the installation's primary network domain
• Telephone notifications to work, mobile and home phones
• Text messages to mobile phones
• E-mail notifications to work and home e-mail accounts
• Smart phone application notifications
Instructions for signing up on the At Hoc system are located on the Intranet. The At Hoc link is on the right side of the main page.
Proper registration includes logging onto the system and verifying your personal information, contact information, work e-mail address and home and work addresses.
For questions, or if you need registration assistance, contact Don Evans at Ext. 4769 or the ANAD EOC at Ext. 4500.
All ANAD employees should tune into local news outlets or other means of gathering information in the event of an emergency on the installation.
INCLEMENT WEATHER STATUS
Throughout the year, one of the most likely threats to the installation comes in the form of inclement weather.
Inclement weather conditions could warrant a change in the depot's operational status. In the event of hazardous weather conditions, tune in to local area media for changes.
Radio Stations: WCKA -- AM 810, 94.3 and 97.1 FM; WDNG -- AM 1450; WGRW -- 90.7 FM; WTDR -- 92.7; and WVOK -- 97.9 FM.
TV Stations: WBMA -- ABC 33-40, WBRC -- Fox 6, WVTM -- NBC 13 and WIAT -- CBS 42.
Newspapers: The Anniston Star will post information on their website at www.annistonstar.com.
For additional winter weather information, visit the Winter/Severe Weather Awareness page on the ANAD homepage, check the ANAD Facebook page or call the SNOW line at 256-235-SNOW (7669).
WHERE TO GO ON DEPOT
All ANAD buildings are government property and are the direct responsibility of the ANAD Commander.
During a tornado emergency, each building designated as severe weather safe areas will be open for shelter.
Building owner/coordinators will plan for and accommodate people who seek shelter in their Emergency Action Plan.
Do not shelter in areas with chemical vats, large roof spans or overhead cranes, hoists and other loose equipment. Close all steel rollup doors on occupied buildings during storm warning events. Go to interior rooms or areas with the shortest possible roof span overhead.
The following buildings are designated as depot tornado safe areas:
East Side: 100, 103, 106, 107, 113, 115, 117, 128, 129, 130, 133, 136 (Conference Room), 143, 144, 162, 410, 411, 414, 428, 433, 474, 475, 501 and 502.
West Side: 1, 2, 7, 31, 35, 360, 361, 362 and 363.
Restricted Area/Ammunition Limited Area: 78, 600, 654, 695, 669, Magazine B409 and Service Magazine 389.
NOTE: Buildings 1 and 2 have basements.
Non-duty hours: East Industrial Area, if time does not permit relocation to a designated safe area, employees should remain in the building they are in at the time of the warning. The safest place to be is under something sturdy. Seek shelter in a small interior room in the middle of the building (e.g. closest, bathroom) Stay away from outside doors and windows.