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​Homeland Security Division
Building 47 West
1200 N. Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341

Phone: 248.858.5300
Fax: 248.858.5550

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Email: oakhsd@oakgov.com
Mission Statement:
Dedicated to supporting our Cities, Villages, and Townships through a coordination of effort of logistical support during emergency operations by enhancing our all hazard preparedness posture with comprehensive homeland security initiatives and first responder training.

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PREPARE FOR  MELTING SNOW & LOCALIZED FLOODING
DRIVING ON ROADWAYS
  • Pay attention to local media reports and heed warnings issued by the National Weather Service
  • Be aware that road erosion can occur anytime there is running or standing water on a roadway
  • Be especially careful at night or early morning as it can be difficult to see water and judge its depth across the roadway.
  • Reduce your speed in rain and never enter flowing water. Driving through water reduces tire contact with the road surface (hydroplaning) and increases your chance of crashing.
  • Driving through water makes your vehicle's brakes less effective until they dry out.
  • Never drive around barricades at water crossings.
  • If your vehicle ends up submerged in water, immediately exit the vehicle through a window and climb on top of your car. Call 911 from there and wait for help to arrive. Ride the top like a boat, as vehicles will often float for several minutes.
  • Remember it only takes 6 inches of water to reach the bottom of most car doors and one foot of water to float most vehicles.
  • Always carry a cell phone and charger


PROTECTING YOUR HOME

  • Clear roofs of snow and ice if safe. Once snow melts and freezes to ice, it could quickly turn into ice dams which when melting may damage roofs.
  • Consider removing snow and ice from the area immediately around your house. The more snow and ice you can remove will minimize the amount of water that may seep into your basement.
  • Some living close to rivers and lakes should consider sandbagging as a preparedness measure to protect their homes from rising water levels.
  • Never store perishables or valuables in basements that you can't afford to lose or replace. Do not store any item near basement drains.Check storm drain lines to make sure they're clear of debris, roots, etc.
  • NWS Flood Safety Page
  • Flooding information from ready.gov
  • Flooding Preparedness Packet .pdfFlooding Preparedness Packet .pdf


Spotlight On

Severe Weather Awareness Week,  April 6 - 12, 2014

The Homeland Security Division will be engaged in various public education efforts in order to raise public awareness of the importance of preparing for minimizing the loss of life and destruction of property that can result from severe weather.

A special test of the Oakland County Outdoor Warning Sirens will be conducted on: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Do you have a Family Disaster Plan?

 

ICE - In Case of Emergency

Oakland County Homeland Security Division supports the ICE - In Case of Emergency Campaign.
Put ICE on your cell phone. It could save your life.

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Oakland County's Outdoor Warning Sirens

 
 

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