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Severe Weather Plan

Severe Weather, Hazardous Situation / Nuclear Alarm
For the protection and education of our Ridgeway Citizens, outlined below are the procedures the Town and citizens should follow in emergency situations.

Severe Weather, Storms, or Tornado etc…
1. Alert citizens by activating town siren for one minute, or more of continuous whaling
a. Citizens should take shelter immediately and tune to local T.V. weather channel or weather band radio station.
b. Citizens should not call Town Hall or the police station.
c. If citizens have an emergency they should call 911.
2. Police vehicle will patrol town areas and give additional alarm / instructions.
3. If necessary, Emergency Preparedness will set up Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and take command of incident.
4. If EOC is activated, the Mayor and Council will be notified.

Hazardous Situation
Train Derailment /Chemical Spill / Hazmat Incident
1. Alert citizens by activating town siren with one continuous blast for one minute or more.
a. Citizens should stay indoors, close all windows and doors. Tune to local T.V. stations. Citizens should follow all instructions given by Emergency Personnel.
b. Citizens should not call police station or Town Hall.
c. If citizens have an emergency they should call 911.
2. Notify Central Dispatch to initiate Emergency Preparedness Personnel.
3. Secure the incident scene.
4. Emergency Preparedness Personnel will determine if site is hazardous, set up EOC and give instructions. If EOC is set up, the Mayor and Council will be notified.

Nuclear Alarm
1. Ridgeway is outside of V.C. Summer’s ten mile alarm radius. If any emergency procedures are necessary outside of the ten mile radius, the EOC will give necessary evacuation orders if required and evacuation route directions.
2. Mayor and Council will be notified.
Citizens should follow instructions of Emergency Personnel.
Call 911 only in event of emergency.

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Posted on October 6th, 2016.

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Ridgeway, SC 29130
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