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Emergency Preparedness and Response

 

Is your family prepared for Severe Summer Weather?


One of the easiest things that anybody can do to prepare for severe weather is to purchase a NOAA Weather Radio with battery backup. These radios are available from a variety of retailers locally and on-line ranging in price from $20 to $200 depending on features selected. Most newer radios can be programmed to alert only for a specific county using a SAME Code. There are also special-needs weather radios available that have been adapted to aid the deaf and the hard of hearing community that enables them to receive notification of the existence of a life-threatening hazardous conditions.


This document from the National Weather Service goes more into depth about preparedness activities for all types of severe summer weather. The Are You Prepared? An Emergency Guide for Stutsman County has additional information regarding local preparedness and planning for Jamestown and Stutsman County. The Are You Prepared? An Emergency Guide for Barnes County has additional local information for people living in Valley City and Barnes County.

Visit the National Weather Service Safety page for more information regarding all the weather hazards that affect North Dakota and the United States.

Severe Weather Risk Definitions
Outlook

An outlook is issued at least once per day to highlight hazardous weather events that may occur in the next several days.
Watch

A watch is issued when atmospheric conditions are right for severe weather development. Watches are typically valid for an extended period of time (6 hours or more) and a large area (parts of North Dakota).
Warning

A warning is issued when severe weather has been reported or is imminent. Warnings are typically valid for a short time (1 hour or less) and a small area (a county or part of a county).

Central Valley Health District works with the North Dakota Department of Health, public safety agencies, and other community groups to plan and prepare for disasters or emergency situations. This is in conjunction with local all hazards emergency planning, preparedness, and response.

Central Valley Health District is part of an eight-county region established by the State of North Dakota for emergency preparedness and response planning. Counties included in our region are: Barnes, Dickey, Foster, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman, and Wells

An emergency response coordinator, environmental health practitioner, and a public information officer serve the eight counties within the Southeast Central Region. Their work is funded in part by federal grants and is focused on public health emergencies. This is done through public education and planning which involves partnerships for enhanced regional response plans and capabilities.

 




Resources

ND Department of Health-Emergency Preparedness and Response


CDC: Emergency Preparedness & Response


Are You Prepared? An Emergency Guide for Stutsman County


Are You Prepared? An Emergency Guide for LaMoure County


Are You Prepared? An Emergency Guide for Barnes County


Public Health Emergency Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps


Ready.gov – Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.


American Red Cross Family Preparedness


Minn-Kota Region of the American Red Cross


Flu.gov - Information about the flu


Prepare My Business - Business Contuinity Planning


CDC - A Healthy State of Mind - Information about mental health care issues that may arise in response to a disaster


FEMA - Protect Your Property or Business from Disaster - Informatoin about steps that can be taken to better prepare your home/business for disaster



Code Red
Emergency Mass Notification System

Barnes, LaMoure, Stutsman, and Wells counties have contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed emergency notification system. This system has the ability to deliver messages to a live person or an answering machine within a targeted area or the entire county quickly.

Barnes County sign up.


LaMoure County sign up.


Stutsman County sign up.


Wells County sign up.


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Emergency Mass Notification System

Foster County has contracted with Nixle 360 Community Engagement platform to provide high-speed emergency notifications to community members. This system has the ability to deliver messages to a live person or an answering machine within a targeted area or the entire county quickly.

Foster County sign up.