Emergency Preparedness

When a  potential for severe weather exists, it’s important to take a moment to make sure you are prepared. Whenever severe weather occurs, there is a potential for tornadoes. Should this happen, please remember to:
  • Seek shelter in structure with an inside room, without windows and on the lowest floor possible.
  • Have a small disaster kit available that includes batteries, flashlights, water and food that doesn’t require heating.
  • Have your cell phone charged in case of power outages
  • Always have multiple ways of receiving emergency alerts. No one warning method is perfect and no one warning method can be guaranteed never to fail. We strongly recommend that you consider the Purchase a NOAA weather alert radio if you don’t already have one.
  • Sign up for Lucas County Alerts HERE to get emergency alerts sent straight to your phone.
  • Make sure the WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts) settings on your smart phone are turned ON.
  • Rely on outdoor warning sirens only for outdoor alerts. If you hear them, seek out additional information as soon as possible.
  • Turn to broadcast radio or television for critical details and follow-up information.
  • In case of emergency, always dial 911.

When an accumulation of 4 inches or greater is forecast or actual snowfall is 4 inches or greater, the Village Administrator may issue a Snow Emergency. This restricts parking on all Village streets, with brief parking for the loading or unloading of persons or property. The Snow Emergency will be broadcast over radio and television, on our website and via email. The Snow Emergency will remain in affect for up to 24 hours after the snowfall has ended. It is the driver’s responsibility to be aware of this ordinance and to remove vehicles from Village streets when snowfall is 4 inches or greater.

Snow Plowing and Salting Info: During a winter storm, primary roads will be plowed and salted as needed to ensure the safe passage of emergency vehicles and traffic. Secondary roads will be plowed when snow exceeds 2 inches . Intersections and stop pads will be salted.

When the snowfall has ended, Village crews will make every effort to plow and salt all streets. If your street has not been plowed after 24 hours of a snowfall, please contact us. Each snowfall is different and road conditions will be monitored to determine the best course of action.

Remember, Waterville and Providence Streets are designated as “Snow Emergency Streets” when snowfall exceeds 2 inches. This allows them to be plowed to ensure safe passage of vehicular traffic. Vehicles parked on these streets are subject to towing at the owner’s expense and /or a traffic citation may be issued.

Outdoor warning sirens are designed to be heard outdoors to alert individuals who are outside to go inside and seek out additional information as soon as possible. Sirens are not designed to alert people who are in homes, cars, or other buildings.

Always have multiple ways of receiving emergency alerts. No one warning method is perfect and no one warning method can be guaranteed never to fail. We strongly recommend that you consider the following:

  • Purchase a NOAA weather alert radio if you don’t already have one.
  • Sign up for Lucas County Alerts HERE to get emergency alerts sent straight to your phone.
  • Make sure the WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts) settings on your smart phone are turned ON.
  • Rely on outdoor warning sirens only for outdoor alerts. If you hear them, seek out additional information as soon as possible.
  • Turn to broadcast radio or television for critical details and follow-up information.

For a detailed list of information regarding emergency preparedness, please click HERE to visit the Lucas County EMA Page.