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High Water Preparedness Information

Spring is upon us and the snow is melting in the high country. For more information on high water preparedness click here for the Summit County High Water Preparedness Packet:  high-water-preparedness-information

Sand Bag Information:

• Sandbags available at the Frisco Public Works facility
located at 102 School Road
• First 100 bags FREE to Frisco Property owners only.
• Then 100-bag bundles will be sold @ $.50 per bag or $50.
• Sand pile will be located at Frisco Public Works.
970-668-0836

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM PUBLIC WORKS?
Primary Responsibilities of Public Works Staff:
• Monitoring rivers and streams in the county.
• Removing debris which might impede the fl ow of water in
creeks and culverts in public right-of-way.
• Evaluating levels of fl ooding and/or anticipated fl ood threat and
determining needs.
• Providing up-to-date estimates about fl ooding potential and anticipated areas.
• Establishing priorities for the protection of life safety, essential facilities, access
roads, bridge structures and culverts.
• Providing sandbags and sand to area residents and businesses.
• Patrolling lakes after fl oods for fl oating debris that may be a hazard to boaters

WHAT CAN CITIZENS DO TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY?
visit www.ready.gov

In preparation:
• Prepare an evacuation plan from your home to a safe area.
• PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE, IF DESIRED.
• Make a list of personal property to help with insurance claims.
• Choose a relative or close friend out of the area as a contact person for
family members and friends.
• Prepare an emergency kit:
• Flashlight with batteries
• Non-perishable foods
• Bottled water
• First aid kit.
• Determine who will be responsible for important papers, clothing, food,
family pets, etc.
• Once you formulate your plan, REHEARSE IT!
During a high water emergency:
• Never attempt to drive through high water. Two feet of water can carry away
most cars.
• Organize your homeowners association, neighbors and friends to assist
with fi lling and placing of sandbags.
• Cooperate with Police, Public Works and Emergency personnel
• Volunteer your time and energy to assist in efforts to protect town facilities
and private property.

For more information on high water preparedness click here for the Summit County High Water Preparedness Packet:  high-water-preparedness-information

 

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