Flood Evacuation Plan
From Montgomery County Emergency Management
In the event of a dam failure or flood warning, the facilities operator will notify the NWS to issue a flood warning via the NOAA weather alert radio and will notify FirstCall to deliver a pre-recorded message to those homes and businesses in the affected area. This will indicate that you should move to higher ground.
FirstCall is a third party company that manages the call registry. To ensure you are on the call registry, you should register your phone number by going to https://alertregistration.com/pbpower/ and enter your contact information as prompted. Register by email by providing your full name, full address and phone numbers and email to email@example.com. If you only have access to a telephone you can call FirstCall toll free at (866) 484-3264. You will be prompted through each step of the process.
If notified of a dam failure event by FirstCall or county officials, evacuate the area immediately. Where posted, follow evacuation sign routes.
Listen to radio or your favorite local news source.
NEVER WALK OR DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED AREA OR ROADWAY. If roadway becomes
impassible, seek higher ground immediately.
Following a flood event, stay away from flood waters and affected areas until county officials declare the area safe to reenter.
You can visit the following website, http://www.ready.gov/floods, for more information on floods and preparing for emergencies.
Emergency Notification –
If you see that water levels are rapidly rising and you have not been notified of a dam failure or flood
warning event by FirstCall or the National Weather Service, immediately seek higher ground and then call 911.
Area of Refuge –
There are pre-designated points of refuge that emergency services have indicated to be highest points in the evacuation route. Stand by at these points and help will be en-route to assist you as soon as possible. If you have a medical or fire emergency at any time please call 911 immediately.