Weather alert radios being handed outBy Staff Reports Published 10:41am Friday, November 23, 2012
Clanton police and fire officials began distributing free severe weather alert radios to local homes this week.
Clanton Police Department Chief Brian Stilwell and Clanton Fire Department Chief David Driver delivered the radios to local apartment complexes and Housing Authority homes because they have common water meters.
All other residents of the city and owners of businesses in the city will be mailed postcards informing them of the program.
During the week of Monday, Nov. 26, CPD and CFD members will be handing out radios to those who bring their postcards by the fire station from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
“You must bring the postcard with you to Clanton Fire Station No. 1, located at 100 Sixth St.in downtown Clanton,” Stilwell said.
Everyone who receives a postcard is eligible for a radio, which were made available through a grant.
“The reception has been very positive from the apartment managers that have received the radios so far,” Driver said. “They are very appreciative of what Mayor (Billy Joe) Driver and the city council have done.”