Category Archives: Prevent (mitigate)

Summer Storms and Other Shelter Needs

According to Ready.gov how to shelter depends on the hazard you are sheltering from. I’ll use two hazards from our Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan: Tornado/Wind Storm and Hazardous Materials. During a tornado we all know that you should shelter in a basement, or on the lowest level away from corners, windows, doors and outside walls. Practice… Read More »

2018 Approved Cavalier County Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan

The Cavalier County Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan is available in final approved form at the Emergency Management Office located in the Cavalier County Courthouse. Public comment is requested and welcomed. Or, the link is below. Thank you to those that had input into this plan. Cavalier Co MHMP – DES FINAL – appendices

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Winter Weather Home and Away

An emergency supply kit should include a three-day supply of food and water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio and extra flashlights and batteries. Thoroughly check and update your family’s emergency supply kit and add the following supplies in preparation for winter weather: Rock salt to melt ice on walkways; Sand to improve traction; Snow shovels… Read More »