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Prepare for Winter Weather

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.
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Know your winter weather terms:

Winter Storm Warning

Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.

Winter Storm Watch

Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.

https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather


Public Alerts

Public Alerts can be sent to inform or request the public for assistance.  Public Alerts can be sent on land line telephones, cellular and smart phones, North Dakota Lottery messaging boards and Interstate Highway messaging boards. 

LaMoure County can send a public alert through its CodeRED system.  Please consider signing up your cellular or smart phone to receive a call or text message.  LaMoure County can also request a Statewide alert if the criteria is met for an Amber, Silver or Blue Alert.  For more information: 

https://ndresponse.gov/alert

Please consider signing up for the CodeRED system !

The first Wednesday of each month the outdoor warning sirens are tested at appoximately 11:00AM during the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.


LaMoure County Local Emergency Planning Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30AM.

https://lamourecountynd.com/LocalEmergencyPlanningCommittee-LEPC