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Nationwide EAS System, Local Expert Wants Residents To Be Aware

The federal government will test the Emergency Alert System Wednesday. The test is to ensure available communication systems are effective in warning the public during emergencies. The test will begin at approximately 1:20 p.m. Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Director Travis Cole said he wants to ensure to get the word out, so to avoid any unnecessary public worry. “As ... Read More »

Cumberland, Van Buren Eligible For FEMA Funds From August Storm

Cumberland and Van Buren Counties eligible for federal disaster assistance following August thunderstorms. FEMA announced disaster assistance has been made available to supplement recovery efforts on a cost-share basis. FEMA said President Biden’s approval makes federal funding available to affected state and local governments for emergency work and repair. Cumberland Director of Emergency Management Travis Cole said FEMA will help ... Read More »

Cumberland EMA Using National Preparedness Month to Warn About Severe Weather

It is National Preparedness Month and officials in Cumberland County want to make sure residents are ready for severe weather season. The Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency will be spreading disaster preparedness tips throughout September. Cumberland County EMA Director Travis Cole said he wanted to use the month to remind citizens that severe weather threats are more likely in the ... Read More »

Damage Reported In Cumberland After Tuesday Weather

Damages reported in Cumberland County after thunderstorms moved through Tuesday afternoon. EMA Director Travis Cole said the event was in a more isolated area of the county called Tabor Loop. “Which we had a tornado there a couple of years ago in the same area,” Cole said. “But it was much, much less damage this time. We think it was ... Read More »

Crossville Cumberland Co EMA Outlines Drone Safety As Popularity Increases

A growing hobby of drone flying has caused the Crossville Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency to highlight aircraft safety precautions. Director Travis Cole said the agency has not encountered any issues with drones, but there are several misunderstandings about the gear. “People will buy these cool toys and not realize the weight of the law that goes with them,” Cole ... Read More »

Cumberland County EMA Developing Emergency Communications App

Cumberland County EMA developing a new emergency services app. Director Travis Cole said the app will streamline all emergency communications, including weather bulletins, school closures, and road conditions. “I think it’s going to be beneficial and time will tell,” Cole said. “With it being a free download for iPhone and Android, I see it taking off and being pretty popular. ... Read More »

Cumberland Commission Approves New EMA Director

Cumberland County’s Emergency Management Agency has a new director in Travis Cole. County Commissioners approved Cole’s move from assistant to director. “I am very excited and very appreciative of the opportunity,” Cole said. “Serving my community is something I am passionate about, and I am super stoke to get this opportunity to continue to do that.” Cole said expanding the ... Read More »