City of Lubbock to conduct winter weather training exercise

City of Lubbock to conduct winter weather training exercise

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From the City of Lubbock: 

On Wednesday afternoon, October 16, 2019, the City of Lubbock will conduct a winter weather training exercise at the Emergency Operations Center. This annual exercise is comprised of representatives from a majority of City departments, including the Office of Emergency Management, the City Manager’s Office, Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Fire Rescue, City of Lubbock Utilities, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport; and other local agencies as well, including the National Weather Service.

The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate and update, if needed, the City’s response protocols in the event of severe winter weather. These protocols include communications, and plans for snow and ice removal and street closures.

“We know living in Lubbock means we will, at times, experience severe winter weather and preparation begins well in advance,” said Lubbock City Manager Jarrett Atkinson. “This exercise is a way for all departments to evaluate response protocols, equipment and staffing needs should this situation arise.”

This exercise also incorporates how to reach more citizens through LBKAlert, the City’s emergency notification system. LBKAlert is the best possible way to receive immediate, verified information from emergency officials regarding incidents impacting the City of Lubbock. LBKAlert is completely customizable. Citizens can choose exactly what alerts they receive, and how they receive them by signing up at MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "icm-tracking.meltwater.com" claiming to be www.lbkalert.com. If they only want to receive emergency text alerts, they can text their zip code to 888-777.

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