Emergency Preparedness

Flooding

Here are some steps to put into place in case of a flood emergency.

If You Are Planning To Stay:

Stock up on emergency supplies for your home and car, such as non-perishable food, water bottles, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, battery powered radio, sleeping bags and extra blankets.

If You Are Planning To Evacuate:

Only bring what you really need like cellphone, chargers, medicines, identification, and cash.

 You can use this website to follow the river flow and the predicted height for the river crest:  

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=rlx&gage=mtao1

We encourage the community to prepare for weather disasters with an emergency supply of food, water, batteries, and other necessities during possible long-term utility outages.

Clean water during weather disasters is a top priority. It is highly recommended that an additional half-gallon is stored per person, per day.

It is advised by the city that the community follows the safety precautions to prevent unnecessary harm.

Extreme Cold & Snow

Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze

Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows

Insulate walls and attic

Install storm or thermal-pane windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside

Repair roof leaks

Cut away tree branches that could fall on your home or other structure during a storm

Heat your home safely

Use generators

Preserve heat

We encourage the community to prepare for weather disasters with an emergency supply of food, water, batteries, and other necessities during possible long-term utility outages.

Clean water during weather disasters is a top priority. It is highly recommended that an additional half-gallon is stored per person, per day.

It is advised by the city that the community follows the safety precautions to prevent unnecessary harm.

Extreme Heat

 In a case of extreme heat remember the following:

Wear appropriate clothing (lightweight and loose fitting)

Pace yourself with any outdoor activity and wear sunscreen

Staying hydrated is key

Do not leave children in cars

Avoid touching hot and heavy meals without protection

Stay informed about the weather for the upcoming days to best plan your activities.

We encourage the community to prepare for weather disasters with an emergency supply of food, water, batteries, and other necessities during possible long-term utility outages.

 Clean water during weather disasters is a top priority. It is highly recommended that an additional half-gallon is stored per person, per day.

 It is advised by the city that the community follows the safety precautions to prevent unnecessary harm.