Welcome to Montgomery County ESD # 4
ESD and Fire Department Administration Offices Are Now Located Behind Station 61 Off of Firehouse Rd.
www.mcesd4.org IS NOW www.mcesd4.net
Practice Heat Safety!
A common question that we get asked all the time is “what is the difference between an Excessive Heat Watch and Warning, and how do they differ from a Heat Advisory?”
Below are the answers:
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH
An Excessive Heat Watch is issued when there is a potential for the heat index value to reach or exceed 110 degrees or 105 degrees within the next 24 to 48 hours.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when the heat index value is expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees or 105 degrees within the next 12 to 24 hours. An Excessive Heat Warning may be issued for lower criteria if it is early in the season or during a multi-day heat wave.
A Heat Advisory is issued when the heat index value is expected to reach 100 to 109 degrees within the next 12 to 24 hours. A Heat Advisory may be issued for lower criteria if it is early in the season or during a multi-day heat wave.
Flooding is the 2nd leading cause of weather-related fatalities in the U.S. (behind heat). On average, flooding claims the lives of 95 people each year. Did you know that more than half of all flood-related deaths are drownings that result from vehicles caught in flood waters and then swept downstream? Many of these drownings are preventable if people do not drive or walk through flooded roads, sidewalks, etc.
People often underestimate the power of flowing water. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock an adult off their feet. Most vehicles begin to lose contact with the road in six inches of water. They can be swept away in 12–18 inches of flowing water. This includes pickups and SUVs. When approaching a flooded roadway remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown!
Montgomery County is now offering some new technology that allows dispatchers to share important information about you or your family only at the time of an emergency. We would like you to please click on the hyper link and check it out for yourself