Due to extreme flooding conditions, all of the agency’s involved with Disaster & Emergency Services efforts are asking for your help. Please be careful during this potential flood season.
If told to evacuate or to request help in evacuation, First,
- Plan and practice an evacuation route.
- Determine what valuables you can remove quickly and take them with you.
- Make sure everyone knows where you are going, and establish a meeting place in case you are separated.
- Consider having children and pets stay with family or close friends. Kids cope with disasters better when the family is together.
PREPARING YOURSELF AND YOUR PROPERTY FOR EVACUATION
If you think you may be able to prevent flooding, Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations: Ronan, sand at the Senior Center Marvin Camel Building and bags can be gotten through the local fire dept. or through the Division of Fire. St. Ignatius, sand at The Workout Community Center and bags Through the local fire dept. Arlee, sand and bags at the old Arlee Fire Station. (For the Arlee and Polson areas, call 911)
- Know where everyone in your family is. As soon as you can, let family and friends away at work or school know that you have safely evacuated and where you are.
- Take your small pets with you. If horses or cows are in a clear pasture, leave them alone. If not, open the gates.
- Turn off all utilities: gas, propane (at tank), electricity and water.
WHAT TO TAKE
- Enough clothes for several days while evacuated.
- Things you can’t easily replace that are important to you: photos, family heirlooms, keepsakes, and items of high value.
- Important documents such as insurance, deeds and titles.
- Cash or credit cards.
PRECAUTIONS DURING AND AFTER AN EVACUATION
- If told to leave, do so IMMEDIATELY!
- Avoid walking or driving through any flood waters. 6” of swiftly moving water can sweep you off your feet and 12” can float a vehicle.
- DO NOT return home until authorities indicate it is safe to do so.
- Remember to help your neighbors who may need special assistance: infants, elders and those with disabilities.
- If you need help, call 911.
LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACTS
CSKT TRIBAL POLICE: 675-4700
LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF: 883-7301
SANDERS COUNTY SHERIFF: 827-3584
- LUKE’S HOSPITAL: 676-44441
- JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL: 883-5377
TRIBAL FIRE MANAGEMENT: 676-2550
CSKT DES : 676-2550, EXT. 6414 CELL-406-690-2880
LAKE COUNTY OEM : 883-7253