Draft Cavalier County Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan

The Cavalier County Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan is available in draft form at the Emergency Management Office located in the Cavalier County Courthouse.
Public comment is requested and welcomed.
Cavalier Co MHMP – Draft II (Pre-LEPC)

Road Conditions and Your Winter Travel Kit

If you have to travel here are links to the road reports for ND and the surrounding areas

North Dakota

Minnesota

Manitoba

South Dakota

Survival kit for winter driving:

  • BLANKETS!!! I can’t stress this enough, warmth is so very important!!!

You can build a little cooker/heater, just research it on google or your web browser!
■ 3 pieces of bright cloth 2″ wide x 36″ long (tie to antenna or door handle)
■ Several packets of soup, hot chocolate, tea, bouillon cubes, etc. (mixed into melted
snow to provide warmth and nutrition)
■ Plastic spoons
■ Packages of easy to eat, high energy foods like peanuts and candy or canned, ready-to eat
soups or fruit
■ 1 pair of socks and 1 pair of gloves or glove liners; cotton is not recommended because
it provides no insulation when wet).
■ Extra clothing and a blanket or sleeping bag Or a few of the above mentioned blankets!

■ 1 flash light and batteries (keep separate)
■ First aid kit
■ Toilet paper and sealable container for bathroom purposes
■ Fire extinguisher
■ Small tool kit
■ Ice scraper/snow brush
■ Shovel
■ Sand or other traction aid
■ Tow rope or chain
■ Jumper cables
■ Road flares or warning lights
■ Gas line antifreeze
■ Large plastic garbage bag
■ Pencil stub and paper
■ Plastic whistle
■ Cellular phone with a charger
You may want to keep the survival kit in the passenger compartment in case you go into a
ditch and can’t get to or open the trunk.
Place all items in a plastic storage container and place it in your vehicle. In North Dakota it’s a
good idea to put it in there in October!

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun

August 21, 2017 we will experience an eclipse of the sun.
To see where it will be total and for how long this great app was developed.

Enjoy, but Don’t forget your eye protection. You must look for glasses that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products, NASA advises. To date, five manufacturers have certified their eclipse glasses meet that standard:

• American Paper Optics

• Rainbow Symphony

• Thousand Oaks Optical

• TSE 17

• Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold film only)

You can buy the glasses online — the cardboard-frame versions cost just a few dollars.

Wear the glasses any time you want to look at the sun, even if there’s only a small sliver of the star peeking behind the moon in a partial eclipse.

Your Address, Cell Phones and 911

Cavalier County is addressed according to the Modified Burkle Address rules. What this means, is that the roads running north and south are Avenues, the roads running east and west are Streets. If you live on the north or west side, your address will end in an odd number, on the east or south, an even number. The street numbers begin at 78th St. and get larger as you go north and the avenues start at 77th Ave (Countyline Rd). and get larger as you go east to 126th Ave (Border).

Your address should coincide with where you live in the mile, miles have been divided into 1/100th intervals, so if you are on the east side of 98th Ave, as an example between 80th St. & 81st St.,  1/2 mile up the road, your address should be 8050-98th Ave NE.

If you notice that you are not addressed properly, please feel free to call my office at any time.

This applies to homes in the rural areas, cities and towns have their own addressing rules.

If you are in doubt about your address please contact this office at 256-3911

AND AS ALWAYS PLEASE REMEMBER:

When calling 911 from the road, please keep your cellular phone by the window or dash or step just outside of the door.

Satellites need to send a signal to the GPS chip in your phone, only then can 911 dispatchers  capture your location.

Surviving Winter in North Dakota

 

 

Ahhh winter, it arrives whether we like it or not,  here are some ideas for what to do in  a blizzard;

If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace have at it, what a luxury when the power is out! To stay warm otherwise, we use a stove hooked up to the propane outside, and close off the room by hanging blankets. An air mattress just may be your best friend in this situation. Keep children entertained by reading, or telling stories about family history. I learned all about how my grandfather came to the United States,  in a power outage. Don’t forget the shadow games, they are always good for some entertainment. So, stock the batteries, figure out the alternate heat source, along with what you can eat and drink, and enjoy the winter!

Winter weather in your home during a power outage can be a challenge. Make sure you are prepared for it. If you have young family members find ways to make it fun! Build a fort in the room that you have heated, read a book out loud, do round table story telling.

Some things you can do to prepare now are to  purchase a battery powered radio, flashlights, alternate heat source, batteries for all, extra water for all members of your family, food that you can easily cook on your heat source.

For other items that you will need, check http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

Winter in North Dakota can be a wonderful but terrifying thing. If you are in somewhere warm and safe, this can be handled without too many problems.

If however, you find yourself stuck out on the road due to a blizzard, or in a ditch due to sliding off icy roads, it is terrifying!

When you are traveling in the winter have a kit in your car with you, make sure it contains warm clothes, blankets, snacks, and flags to tie as high as you can on your vehicle.

 

 

Summer Weather

 

Summer safety during these hot days! Check these tips from the National Weather Service

 

This is always a good time to test your own plans, and to check in to the plans of work, school, daycare. How To Prepare For A Tornado

Update the copies of your important papers, prescriptions, banking and insurance. Make sure you have all recently practiced your family and/or work communications plans.

Be safe, educate yourself, practice your plan.