Dothan’s Grand Opening of new cities Emergency Operations Center

On Thursday, March 11th, the City of Dothan opened the doors of the new Emergency Operations Center. The new City EOC is located on the grounds of the Dothan Utilities complex behind Lakewood Fire Station. During any event that affects the City of Dothan, this location will allow for separate departments from within the city to work together in one building while managing their own resources. This newly constructed building was built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour so that these operations could continue even through the thick of the storm.

This location also has a dual roll. It is now staffed daily as the Dothan Utilities Operation Center. From here they are able to take trouble calls, such as power outages, and dispatch utility workers to the needed locations. In the event of an emergency, they are able to quickly upscale their operations.

Farley Fire Training at Wiregrass Public Safety Center

The members of Farley’s Fire Brigade have spent many hours training at the new Wiregrass Public Safety Center this year. Wednesday, members of the Dothan Fire Department’s Training Division assisted with live fire training. With this new facility we are able to run many types of real life scenarios firefighters may be faced with in a more controlled environment.

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Dothan Fire Department16 hours ago
Flash Flood Warning including Columbia AL, Gordon AL, Haleburg AL until 8:45 PM CDT
Dothan Fire Department
Dothan Fire Department17 hours ago
Special Weather Statement for Houston County

A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of southeastern Henry,northeastern Houston and southwestern Early Counties through 630 PM EDT/530 PM CDT/... At 546 PM EDT/446 PM CDT/, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Ashford, or 14 miles southeast of Headland. This storm was nearly stationary. HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Locations impacted include... Headland, Blakely, Ashford, Cowarts, Webb, Columbia, Kinsey, Avon, Gordon, Saffold, Pansey, Howards Mill, Sigma, Grandberry Crossroads, Pearce, Enon, Rock Hill, Barber, Pleasant Plains and Farley Nuclear Plant. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. && MAX HAIL SIZE...0.00 IN; MAX WIND GUST...40 MPH
Dothan Fire Department
Dothan Fire Department17 hours ago
Flood Advisory issued September 18 at 4:20PM CDT until September 18 at 8:15PM CDT by NWS Tallahassee FL

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Southeastern Houston County in southeastern Alabama... West Central Jackson County in the panhandle of Florida... Southwestern Early County in southwestern Georgia... West Central Seminole County in southwestern Georgia... * Until 815 PM CDT /915 PM EDT/. * At 420 PM CDT /520 PM EDT/, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area.
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Dothan Fire Department1 day ago
It is with heart felt sympathy that we share of long time friend and Paramedic in the Wiregrass has passed away.

Chuck Crawford was a friend to anyone who knew him. He has fought the good fight with pancreatic cancer.
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Dothan Fire Department4 days ago
Beginning Monday, September 20, the Water World Water Tower at Westgate Park will be receiving a face lift. Unfortunately, this work will affect the section of the Westgate Trail that sits adjacent to the Water Tower making a temporary re-route of the trail necessary. The blocked off areas in red will be temporarily closed and the blue lines indicate where trail traffic will be re-routed. Barricades will be in place along with temporary signage and crosswalks to direct trail traffic during this time. The work on the Water Tower is expected to last through the first week of December. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but, in the interest of public safety, it is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact Dothan Leisure Services at 615-3000.

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16 hours ago
Flash Flood Warning including Columbia AL, Gordon AL, Haleburg AL until 8:45 PM CDT https://t.co/a6FCaZypBi https://t.co/j4IY4akxeg
17 hours ago
Flood Advisory issued September 18 at 4:20PM CDT until September 18 at 8:15PM CDT by NWS Tallahassee FL https://t.co/3ZxxrJzfhu https://t.co/0VWzTxClkC
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It is with heart felt sympathy that we share of long time friend and Paramedic in the Wiregrass has passed https://t.co/pXAFrLPDvo https://t.co/qOS9wPQbFc
5 days ago
9/14/21 🌧 The potential for heavy rain exists Wed-Thurs as tropical moisture from #Nicholas increas... https://t.co/Aqt2w1VHAT https://t.co/nbbnRwANRI