All Lee County Schools Closed Tuesday


January 28, 2014


From the Lee County Emergency Management Agency


A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of Lee County until 6am Wednesday. At this time, there is a potential for dangerous roadway conditions throughout the duration of the event. According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, we could experience sleet, freezing rain, and/or accumulating snow through early Wednesday morning.   Several school closures have been announced in the Lee County area at this time:

 

Opelika City Schools (closed Tuesday)

Lee-Scott Academy (closed Tuesday)

Glenwood Christian (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Easter Seals Achievement Center (closed Tuesday)

Auburn City Schools (Closed Tuesday)

Lee County Schools (Closed Tuesday)

 

While we cannot predict the specifics regarding the weather, we are urging the public to prepare for extremely hazardous driving conditions and below freezing temperatures. All roadways may be iced over and individuals should use caution and only drive when absolutely necessary.

 

Should you need groceries, personal items, prescription refills or have other needs, now is the time to take care of those to ensure that you are safe and out of harm’s way during this winter weather event.

 

We encourage you to “like” our Lee County Emergency Management Agency Facebook

 page as well as visiting our website @ www.leecoema.com. We will be updating our social media and website pages as the situation develops. Click the link below for more of your local weather information.

Birmingham http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

 

Water – at least 3-day supply or one gallon per person per day
Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food

Flashlight

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

Extra batteries

First aid kit

Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)

Multi-purpose tool

Sanitation and personal hygiene items

Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

Cell phone with chargers

Family and emergency contact information

Extra cash

Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

Tools/supplies for securing your home

Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery

Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members

Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves

*http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm