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Severe Summer Weather Information
Monthly Tornado Siren Test
First Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
It seems many of us pay no attention to the weather until it is severe or has negatively impacted us in some way. Weather affects our safety and well-being, our family's safety, and our pocketbooks. Think of how wind and hail has an impact on our home and auto insurance rates. Think of how one tornado nearly destroyed Northwood in 2007, severely impacting the residents' way of life. Think about how the weather impacts the agricultural industry and the lives of farm families in North Dakota.
Every year, the National Weather Service, local emergency managers, and the ND Department of Emergency Services, as well as other interested groups collaborate together to inform the public about severe summer weather and steps we all can take to keep ourselves, our families, and our property safe.
For more information about summer weather, please visit the
National Weather Service (NWS) website..
Lightning Safety and Preparedness Information
Multi-Vortex Tornados in North Dakota
Section 324 Notice – McKenzie County, North Dakota
In compliance with federal law, the McKenzie County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), gives notice that the McKenzie County Emergency Operations Plan, which includes the Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier II) Reports and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS’s), has been received and reviewed by the McKenzie County LEPC.
These documents, along with the hazardous materials response plan for McKenzie County, are available for public inspection at the McKenzie County Courthouse – Emergency Manager’s Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
2019 Burn Ban Information
McKenzie County Severe Weather Safety PDF
County Local Emergency Operations Plan
North Dakota Severe Winter Weather Website
Preparing RVs for Winter
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Summer Storm Information
Fire and Burn Ban Information
West Nile Disease Prevention
How to Avoid Hantavirus Disease
First Responders Training
RETURN TO DEPARTMENTS
Karolin Jappe -McKenzie County Emergency Manager
201 5th Street NW
Watford City, ND 58854
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