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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: Tips for safety during flash floods

Friday - Flash Flooding

TIPS FOR FLASH FLOODING:

1. Turn around! - Never drive across a water covered roadway. Judging how deep the water actually is can be very difficult. Be especially cautious at night when it is even harder to judge the danger.

2. Slow down! - Drive with extre...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: Lightning Safety Fact or Fiction

Thursday - Lightening (1)

LIGHTNING SAFETY FACT OR FICTION:

  • FACT: Lightning strikes in the U.S. about 25 million times a year.
  • FACT: There is no safe place outdoors when a thunderstorm is nearby. Whether on the lake, the golf course, or the playground, seek shelter immediately!
  • FACT:...
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Emergency Management
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: Be Prepared

Wednesday - Sirens and Drills

HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER:1. What's the plan? - Take time to know the plan for severe weather at your workplace, school, home, etc. Work with your family to ensure everyone knows the plan. Participate in emergency drills and know where your ne...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: Tips for tornado safety

Tuesday - Tornadoes

SAFETY TIPS FOR TORNADOES:

1. Stay away from windows! - Debris caught in high-speed winds can break windows and cause you harm. Avoid taking shelter in rooms with windows, if possible.2. Seek shelter! - Like with any storm, it is important to seek shelter ...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week: Tips for severe thunderstorm safety

Monday - Severe Thunderstorms

TIPS FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM SAFETY:1. Stay away from windows! - Hail and debris caught in high-speed winds can break windows and cause you harm.2. Seek shelter! - If you are outside, seek a sturdy permanent structure for shelter. If you are in a mobile h...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: April 27, 2018

"Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week" is April 30-May 4

COWF_EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The City of West Fargo will observe “Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week” by performing emergency siren maintenance and testing April 30 – May 4, 2018. The City will also share safety tips about severe thunderstorms, tornado...

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Severe Weather Emergency Management