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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Winter is Coming

FLood


The Town has a flood horn located on the Town Hall tower. The horn is audible from areas that are subject to flooding, as well as many areas that are not. The horn is sounded when flooding is imminent. Town staff will sound the horn with 5 blasts, a pause, 5 blasts, a pause and 5 blasts. If you hear the flood horn, do not go to flood-prone areas.  We understand that it is tempting to come view the creek when the water is high but it’s VERY dangerous. It also takes Public Safety personnel extra time to respond to people entering flood areas instead of attending to other important duties during the emergency.

In conjunction with the flood horn, the Town places signs near flood-prone areas when flooding is a possibility.  The signs say “Turn Around – Don’t Drown!”  and are a reminder that flood waters are swift moving and pose a danger to everyone. ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ is a project of the National Weather Service (NWS). NWS says that more deaths occur from drowning than any other thunderstorm related hazard.  Stay safe by avoiding flood-prone areas during storm events!

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