PLAN, PLAN, PLAN

We never know when we may by hit by a disaster or emergency. This time of year it is especially difficult to survive the weather related emergencies.
Power outage, caught out in a storm, car won’t start due to cold or stalls because it overheats. So many things can happen that may begin as an inconvenience but soon turn into a life threatening emergency.

There is information on this website on the  tabs to assist you with mitigating some of these incidents, the best thing you can do is have a plan and an emergency kit.

Communicate your plans, work with your children, and senior family members to develop them, that way it’s everyone’s plan.

Need more information on planning go to ready.gov and search for kids, seniors, pets. It’s all there!

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.