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Any posted questions or comments may not be seen or addressed until 1-2 business days after posting.This channel is not monitored on a 24 hour 7 day a week basis. The purpose of this page is to provide a forum for the public to: see how the City of Plano Public Safety Departments work; comment on disaster response and recovery; and learn how to prepare homes and communities for all hazards. We encourage helpful and useful comments, and want to create an open discussion related to the content on this page and to disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. However, this is a moderated channel, meaning all comments will be reviewed for appropriate content. Please show respect to those you are addressing when submitting comments. Comments that include abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, or similar content should not be posted on this channel and will be flagged and /or removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments are acceptable for this page. We will however, post and attempt to comment on legitimate questions and concerns regarding the City of Plano's public safety mission and the efforts to help our community, citizens, and businesses prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. While the City of Plano will not be collecting or retaining these comments in our records, this is a public forum and any information provided in comments will be publicly available on Facebook. As such, please do not include personal details such as your address, social security number, or any other information you do not want available to the general public.

Mission: Knowing how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster can not only make you feel more secure, it may save your life or the life of a loved one. Emergency preparedness begins with you. Monitor our Page for preparedness information and checkout websites like www.KnoWhat2Do.com or www.Ready.gov for even more preparedness information.

Operating as usual

City of Plano, Texas Government
01/15/2021

City of Plano, Texas Government

City Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Remember, collection schedules change during holiday weeks. Check holiday hours: https://www.plano.gov/868/Holiday-Hours.

City of Plano, Texas Government
01/14/2021

City of Plano, Texas Government

Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at these upcoming virtual community events:
1️⃣2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Power Leadership Breakfast
Time: Saturday, Jan. 16, 9-10 a.m.
Details: Pre-recorded virtual tribute
on facebook.com/CollinCountyMLK or youtube.com/collincollege2000
2️⃣COME.Unity Worship Service
Time: Sunday, Jan. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Details: Zoom, Follow Collin County MLK page for updates
3️⃣Martin Luther King Jr., Diversity Celebration 2021
“Plano ISD Celebrating Together”
Time: Jan 18-22
Details: The 2021 event is a weeklong virtual celebration that highlights student writers, the Diversity Leadership Award nominees and winners, student artwork, musical and theatrical performances, and more.
Link: https://www.pisd.edu/MLK

Missing Senior -
01/14/2021

Missing Senior -

UPDATE: Mr. Norozui has returned home and is safe. Thanks to all who shared this important message.

MISSING SENIOR -

We need your help in locating 70 year old Ahmad Norozui of Plano. He left his home on foot and was last seen at the Chase Bank at Park and Preston around 2:00 pm.

The pictures of him in the mask were taken today. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark blazer, black T-shirt and gray shoes.

If you have information of his location, please call 911 immediately.

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) will be open again tonight beginning at 6:30 PM
01/11/2021
Weather Forecast

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) will be open again tonight beginning at 6:30 PM

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) will be open tonight through Sunday. POWS provides short-term emergency housi...
01/10/2021
Weather Forecast

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) will be open tonight through Sunday. POWS provides short-term emergency housing to those in our community who would otherwise be sleeping outside during freezing/inclement weather.

Specifically, POWS will open when the weather forecast includes a standing temperature of 32 degrees or a temperature of 40 degrees along with a 50% chance of precipitation. The weather forecast for tonight meets those conditions. As a result, The POWS will be open tonight.

The POWS is located at 3528 14th St. in Plano at The Salvation Army. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. To contact someone at the POWS, please call 214-988-9434. Press “0” to be connected to a representative. If you have trouble reaching someone at POWS during their hours of operation, please let us know.

POWS makes their decision whether or not to open every day. That decision is posted on their website:
http://pows.collincares.org/menu.php

Transportation To/From POWS:
On nights that POWS is activated, they have a shuttle that stops at two designated locations between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

These locations are:
1) Harrington Library (18th/P Avenue) – Shuttle scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
2) DART (Parker Rd) Station – Shuttle scheduled to arrive at 6:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.

After 8:30 p.m., anyone in Plano that needs to get to the facility would have to be transported by alternate means. Nobody will be admitted to POWS after 10:30 p.m. unless they are accompanied by Plano Texas Police Department or Plano Fire-Rescue personnel.

Stay weather aware! The NWS has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Warning and issued a Winter Weather Advisory for pa...
01/09/2021

Stay weather aware!
The NWS has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Warning and issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of DFW and other areas. The products become in effect at 6AM Sunday and continue through Monday Morning. Please use extreme caution if traveling tomorrow and/or Monday! #Plano #dfwwx

Today, January 9, 2021 is #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay.   We want to thank our Officers, and all the other Law...
01/09/2021

Today, January 9, 2021 is #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay. We want to thank our Officers, and all the other Law Enforcement Officers across the nation for all they do to keep their communities safe. If you know or see an Officer today, please tell them "thank you" for what they do.

Today, January 9, 2021 is #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay. We want to thank our Officers, and all the other Law Enforcement Officers across the nation for all they do to keep their communities safe. If you know or see an Officer today, please tell them "thank you" for what they do.

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) will be open tonight through Sunday. POWS provides short-term emergency housi...
01/09/2021
Weather Forecast

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) will be open tonight through Sunday. POWS provides short-term emergency housing to those in our community who would otherwise be sleeping outside during freezing/inclement weather.

Specifically, POWS will open when the weather forecast includes a standing temperature of 32 degrees or a temperature of 40 degrees along with a 50% chance of precipitation. The weather forecast for tonight meets those conditions. As a result, The POWS will be open tonight.

The POWS is located at 3528 14th St. in Plano at The Salvation Army. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. To contact someone at the POWS, please call 214-988-9434. Press “0” to be connected to a representative. If you have trouble reaching someone at POWS during their hours of operation, please let us know.

POWS makes their decision whether or not to open every day. That decision is posted on their website:
http://pows.collincares.org/menu.php

Transportation To/From POWS:
On nights that POWS is activated, they have a shuttle that stops at two designated locations between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

These locations are:
1) Harrington Library (18th/P Avenue) – Shuttle scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
2) DART (Parker Rd) Station – Shuttle scheduled to arrive at 6:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.

After 8:30 p.m., anyone in Plano that needs to get to the facility would have to be transported by alternate means. Nobody will be admitted to POWS after 10:30 p.m. unless they are accompanied by Plano Texas Police Department or Plano Fire-Rescue personnel.

The monthly siren test scheduled for today at Noon has been CANCELLED due to cloud cover during the regularly scheduled ...
01/06/2021

The monthly siren test scheduled for today at Noon has been CANCELLED due to cloud cover during the regularly scheduled siren testing time.

It is standard practice for the Emergency Management Department to withhold audible siren testing on the first Wednesday of the month when cloud cover, rain, threat of severe weather or other weather concerns could create the false impression of an imminent danger during the siren test.

We want our citizens to take immediate action when the sirens sound, to go indoors and get more information. The sirens DO work during cloud cover, we are exercising on the side of caution as not to cause undue alarm.

The next siren test will be conducted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, weather permitting

Plano Fire-Rescue
01/04/2021

Plano Fire-Rescue

9:55am update: PFR units have cleared the scene, Plano Police remain on the scene while they conduct the investigation. Some closures are still in effect so it is recommended that you avoid the area.

Northbound Dallas Pkwy between Park and Parker, as well as the Parker exit ramp from northbound DNT is closed while we work a motor vehicle crash.

⚠️ ROAD CLOSURE ⚠️
01/04/2021

⚠️ ROAD CLOSURE ⚠️

9:55am update: PFR units have cleared the scene, Plano Police remain on the scene while they conduct the investigation. Some closures are still in effect so it is recommended that you avoid the area.

Northbound Dallas Pkwy between Park and Parker, as well as the Parker exit ramp from northbound DNT is closed while we work a motor vehicle crash.

City of Plano, Texas Government
01/01/2021

City of Plano, Texas Government

Happy New Year, Plano! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021! #LovePlano

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) provides short-term emergency housing to those in our community who would oth...
12/31/2020
Weather Forecast

The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) provides short-term emergency housing to those in our community who would otherwise be sleeping outside during freezing/inclement weather. Specifically, POWS will open when the weather forecast includes a standing temperature of 32 degrees or a temperature of 40 degrees along with a 50% chance of precipitation. The weather forecast for tonight meets those conditions. As a result, The POWS will be open tonight.

The POWS is located at 3528 14th St. in Plano at The Salvation Army. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

To contact someone at the POWS, please call 214-988-9434. Press “0” to be connected to a representative. If you have trouble reaching someone at POWS during their hours of operation, please let us know.

POWS makes their decision whether or not to open every day. That decision is posted on their website:
http://pows.collincares.org/menu.php

Transportation To/From POWS:
On night that POWS is activated, they have a shuttle that stops at two designated locations between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

These locations are:
1) Harrington Library (18th/P Avenue) – Shuttle scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

2) DART (Parker Rd) Station – Shuttle scheduled to arrive at 6:40 pm, 7:40 p.m. & 8:40 p.m.

After 8:30 p.m., anyone in Plano that needs to get to the facility would have to be transported by alternate means. Nobody will be admitted to POWS after 10:30 p.m. unless they are accompanied by Plano Texas Police Department or Plano Fire-Rescue personnel.

Stay weather aware! Portions of North & Central TX are now under a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory. S...
12/31/2020

Stay weather aware! Portions of North & Central TX are now under a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory. Snow accumulations will impact travel, especially across the far western counties. Here are the latest details! #Plano

Portions of North & Central TX are now under a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory. Snow accumulations will impact travel, especially across the far western counties. Here are the latest details!

Stay weather aware today and tomorrow! Stong cold front followed by possible heavy rain and/or storms #Plano #dfwwxA str...
12/30/2020

Stay weather aware today and tomorrow! Stong cold front followed by possible heavy rain and/or storms #Plano #dfwwx

A strong cold front is moving across the region this morning, leading to scattered showers & storms. Behind the front...cold & rainy. Heavy rain is possible. A few strong and/or marginally severe storms may develop this afternoon across central & southeast TX.

A strong cold front is moving across the region this morning, leading to scattered showers & storms. Behind the front...cold & rainy. Heavy rain is possible. A few strong and/or marginally severe storms may develop this afternoon across the central & southeast TX.

City of Plano, Texas Government
12/26/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

Happy first day of Kwanzaa!

City of Plano, Texas Government
12/25/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

Merry Christmas, Plano! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday. 🎅🎄🤶

City of Plano, Texas Government
12/24/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

Happy Holidays! 🎄✨
Reminder, Plano Municipal Offices are closed today and tomorrow. Trash collection will not be impacted by the holidays this year; however, there will be no yard trimmings collection Dec. 28-31. Some City facilities have altered hours.

View all City of Plano holiday hours here: http://www.plano.gov/138/Holiday-Hours

City of Plano, Texas Government
12/23/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

Plano Municipal Center will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25. Some City facilities will have altered hours. Trash collection will not be impacted by the holidays this year; however, there will be no yard trimmings collection Dec. 28-31.
View holiday hours: http://www.plano.gov/138/Holiday-Hours.

City of Plano, Texas Government
12/22/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

🌲Between Saturday, December 26 and Sunday, January 3, drop off your live Christmas tree for recycling at any of the four locations:
▪️ Jack Carter Park (2601 Pleasant Valley)
▪️ Russell Creek Park (3500 McDermott Road)
▪️ Old Shepard Place Park (1301 Winding Hollow Lane)
▪️ Schell Park (2305 Laurel Lane)
More info ➡️ https://www.plano.gov/1957/Christmas-Tree-Recycling!

City of Plano, Texas Government
12/15/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

REMINDER:
Are you a Plano resident aged 55+?
We need 10 minutes of your time to complete the Plano Senior Advisory Board's biannual survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PlanoAdults50Plus

The survey captures your thoughts on activities, services, communications and concerns. Results will be shared with Plano City Council.

Answers are completely anonymous and are used to help identify the most important areas for improvement. The survey is open through January 10, 2021.

Take the survey now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PlanoAdults50Plus

Plano Texas Police Department
12/11/2020

Plano Texas Police Department

Media Advisory December 10, 2020

Barricaded Person/Suicide

On December 10, 2020, Plano Police Officers were dispatched to a Welfare Concern in the 6400 block of Ohio Drive. As one of the first responding Officers arrived, he was met with gunfire while still inside his vehicle. That Officer received gunshot wounds and was treated at a local hospital. The Officer is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.

The Emergency Services Unit responded as the armed suspect was still inside his apartment and ignoring requests to come out by Plano Police Crisis Negotiators. After several hours, the suspect then exited his apartment holding a firearm and shot himself. The suspect did not survive the injuries caused by the self-inflicted wound. No shots were fired by Plano Officers during this event.

The suspect has been identified as a 60-year old resident of Plano. His name is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.

This investigation remains ongoing.

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Media Contacts
Officer David Tilley
Plano Police PIO
Plano Police Department
Ph. (972) 941-2433
[email protected]

Plano Police Department is working on an active incident. Please follow the Plano Police Department on Twitter & Faceboo...
12/10/2020

Plano Police Department is working on an active incident. Please follow the Plano Police Department on Twitter & Facebook for information and updates.
@PlanoPoliceDept
#Plano #StaySafe

Wishing a Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish community! 🕎
12/10/2020

Wishing a Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish community! 🕎

Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish community!

Friendly Reminder - SIREN TESTING DEC. 9 AT NOON: Plano Emergency Management will conduct TWO back-to-back brief outdoor...
12/09/2020

Friendly Reminder - SIREN TESTING DEC. 9 AT NOON: Plano Emergency Management will conduct TWO back-to-back brief outdoor warning system tests at noon on Wednesday, December 9 (weather permitting). Please be advised this is only a test. We ask that you please help us get the word out by sharing this with your Plano neighbors. Thank you! #Plano

SIREN TESTING DEC. 9 AT NOON: Plano Emergency Management will conduct TWO back-to-back brief outdoor warning system test...
12/07/2020

SIREN TESTING DEC. 9 AT NOON: Plano Emergency Management will conduct TWO back-to-back brief outdoor warning system tests at noon on Wednesday, December 9 (weather permitting). Please be advised this is only a test. We ask that you please help us get the word out by sharing this with your Plano neighbors. Thank you!

The monthly siren test scheduled for today at Noon has been CANCELLED due to cloud cover during the regularly scheduled ...
12/02/2020

The monthly siren test scheduled for today at Noon has been CANCELLED due to cloud cover during the regularly scheduled siren testing time.

It is standard practice for the Emergency Management Department to withhold audible siren testing on the first Wednesday of the month when cloud cover, rain, threat of severe weather or other weather concerns could create the false impression of an imminent danger during the siren test.

We want our citizens to take immediate action when the sirens sound, to go indoors and get more information. The sirens DO work during cloud cover, we are exercising on the side of caution as not to cause undue alarm.

The next siren test will be conducted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, weather permitting

11/25/2020
NWS Fort Worth on Twitter

Stay whether aware - FYI - 7:50pm - Storms from Mineral Wells to Denton are now producing brief gusts as high as 60 mph. Strong winds and some hail possible as these storms enter the Metroplex. #dfwwx #Plano #CollinCounty

https://twitter.com/NWSFortWorth/status/1331415007079395330?s=20

“7:50pm - Storms from Mineral Wells to Denton are now producing brief gusts as high as 60 mph. Strong winds and some hail possible as these storms enter the Metroplex. #dfwwx https://t.co/2Pw3RVF9ah”

Friendly reminder!
11/23/2020

Friendly reminder!

Plano Municipal Center is closed this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27. Some City facilities and services have altered hours. If Thursday is your trash day, it will be collected Friday. View hours: plano.gov/138/Holiday-Hours

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

City of Plano, Texas Government
11/12/2020

City of Plano, Texas Government

Give your discarded items new life at Texas Recycles Day 2020! Pack up your car and drive through 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Chase Oaks Church parking lot (281 Legacy Dr.).

This year's event is scaled down to three popular collections:

🔌 Electronics Recycling - Some items may require a disposal fee (cash or check). Review the complete list of accepted items and fees. (https://unitedelectronicrecycling.com/items-we-accept/)
📄 Paper Shredding - Free, onsite document shredding is limited to two banker's boxes per household. Shredding is not available to commercial businesses. Paper will be recycled.
🚴‍♂️ Bicycles - Bikes for Tykes refurbishes bicycles to give to people in need. They accept child and adult bicycles, operational or not.

Residents are required to remain in their vehicles. Masks are mandatory for residents and staff.

Visit share.plano.gov/TRD for more information.

Address

4125 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX
75093

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This is the official City of Plano, Texas, Department of Emergency Management page.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(972) 769-4824

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Food for Thought from a Plano Resident . ( I heard from high authorities on TV that the control of this virus was up to us, the community). So here it is, I am the community and here is my plan. I hope my local authorities are listening too. How to help the ill and the economy at the same time . By Yolanda Orta-Swope. It might be important for a serious ( massive and immediate ) effort to identify those who already have immunity against this virus . That would mean a serious, organized, well funded , prioritized, emergency plan to measure the antibodies (defenses) in the blood of those who already had the disease and among the general population ( because many have had the illness without symptoms and probably have good defenses). This plan serves 2 important and crucial purposes : 1-) Those with immunity can go back to work right now. As more recover from the virus, more will go back and join the work force now ( immediately) with no risk to anybody . ( instead of keeping all of us locked up for months ). This is the quickest and safest way I can think of to recuperate the economy quickly. 2-) Those who have recovered from the virus , and have antibodies against it, can (and should) donate blood/plasma to be given to those who are sick and at risk of dying. Those on ventilators . This might be one of the only hopes for a quick treatment at this time. ( every recovered person who is otherwise healthy , should donate blood). This should be a priority plan ( just my opinion). Of course, assuming we build immunity after getting the infection ( which is probably the case). And By the way, we should know this by now. What do you think?
I manage a Home Health Agency in Plano. How do i get PPE for my nurses and HHA's?
Plano EM, Can you please give an update on where Plano residents can go to get tested for Covid19? Are there mobile units available and where are they located?
Thank you Plano for keeping up safe!
Why are the sirens going off?
A cool write up from Pew on how CERT teams help across around the country!
What is the Emergency Management plan for discrimination against the disabled at High Point Park!?!?
What do y’all recommend doing for a twelve year old boy who is terrified of police?
Does Plano CERT send teams as Far East as Canton?