The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:18PM Central Time. The WEA test message will have a Header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13, 2018. This year, you are encouraged to: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere." These are three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:
Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
For More information and helpful tip sheets, access the link below.
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:
Please consider signing up for the CodeRED system !
LaMoure County Local Emergency Planning Meeting
The next meeting would be Thursday, November 29th at 7PM in Edgeley.
The Committee meets quarterly, the first Thursday unless otherwise denoted.
The first Wednesday of each month the outdoor warning sirens are tested at appoximately 11:00AM.