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Williams County/Williston Emergency Management

Williams County/Williston Emergency Management This is the official page for Williams County/Williston Emergency Management Department.

Our mission is to provide a resilient emergency management structure dedicated to the safety and welfare of the public through the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment. POST / COMMENT REMOVAL POLICY

The official Williams County/Williston Emergency Management page was created to facilitate the exchange of information with the public at large. To promote such exchang

Our mission is to provide a resilient emergency management structure dedicated to the safety and welfare of the public through the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment. POST / COMMENT REMOVAL POLICY

The official Williams County/Williston Emergency Management page was created to facilitate the exchange of information with the public at large. To promote such exchang

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🚨EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE🚨This weekend we conducted a successful full-scale disaster exercise in conjunction with th...
09/19/2022

🚨EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE🚨This weekend we conducted a successful full-scale disaster exercise in conjunction with the Williston Basin International Airport - XWA. Thank you to all of the first responders, the volunteer actors, medical staff, and all the airport staff that helped make the day possible. And thank you to Walmart Williston - 2nd Ave W for providing an energizing breakfast and Chord Energy for supplying a delicious lunch!

Training is a crucial part of effectively responding to a disaster situation!

Williston Fire Department
Tioga Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department
Williston Police Department North Dakota
Williams County Sheriff's Office, ND
Upper Missouri River Regional Dispatch Center
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center
Minot Bomb Squad

09/16/2022

EXERCISE! EXERCISE! EXERCISE!

XWA will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise tomorrow morning from 7a-12p. The commercial terminal will be closed to the public for a portion of the exercise, but the closure time will not affect any airline operations.

Although this is only a simulation, we will have participation from many emergency responders within the region with the help of Williams County/Williston Emergency Management.

Don't forget to come out and see us at National Night Out at Tioga Park this evening from 5 pm to 8 pm! 🌟🚨🌟🚨
08/02/2022

Don't forget to come out and see us at National Night Out at Tioga Park this evening from 5 pm to 8 pm! 🌟🚨🌟🚨

Good morning and happy Tuesday! We are starting to set up for out third annual National Night Out in Tioga Park. We have a fair amount of emergency equipment being brought in to be on display for this evening's event. As a result, we have close down 5th street NE between the alley east of Welo St to Hanson Street. Parking for the pool will still be available on Hanson Street, just east of the pool.

Don't forget to make your way down to the park tonight between 5 and 8 pm. We will have plenty of food, inflatables, and emergency vehicles on display. Additionally, we are looking to have a game of kickball to start around 8pm for any and all that are interested. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Join us at Tioga Park next Tuesday, August 2nd for National Night Out with the Tioga Police Department!
07/28/2022

Join us at Tioga Park next Tuesday, August 2nd for National Night Out with the Tioga Police Department!

The Williams County radar, located at the Williston Basin International Airport - XWA, is one of the tools used to help ...
07/21/2022
Morse Code of Weather: limitations of weather radars, including radar gap in far western ND and how that’s addressed

The Williams County radar, located at the Williston Basin International Airport - XWA, is one of the tools used to help fill the radar gap in western ND. Learn more in the article below 👇 and access information about the radar at https://www.williamsnd.com/weather-radar/

155 National Weather Service radars across the country provide fairly good coverage for detecting precipitation, however, there are some notable gaps, including in far western ND.

You know the drill! Severe storms are in the forecast again for the evening of 7/18 🌩 Keep an eye on the forecast and ma...
07/18/2022

You know the drill! Severe storms are in the forecast again for the evening of 7/18 🌩 Keep an eye on the forecast and make sure your weather radio has fresh batteries!

Check our local radar for real-time storm movement: https://www.swc.nd.gov/arb/loop.phtml?radar=williston

Here is today's updated severe weather outlook. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and early evening, but our main concern continues to be for this evening and overnight in the northwest and north central with numerous thunderstorms moving into the area. The primary hazards are damaging wind gusts up to 75 mph and large hail up to 2 inches in diameter, but a tornado cannot be ruled out. Additionally, localized flooding is possible, especially for areas that see multiple storms. Stay weather aware today and have a way to receive warnings!

Possibility for some 🌩 storms this evening in eastern MT/western ND after 8 pm - keep your eyes 👀 on the forecast!
07/15/2022

Possibility for some 🌩 storms this evening in eastern MT/western ND after 8 pm - keep your eyes 👀 on the forecast!

Scattered thunderstorms (some severe) remain possible this evening and into tonight. Storms are expected to move east from Montana into western North Dakota this evening, then continue east overnight. Damaging winds to 70 mph and large hail to half dollar size are the main threats.

It's gonna be a hot one this weekend! ☀😎 If you are going to be spending time outdoors, be sure to know the signs and sy...
07/15/2022

It's gonna be a hot one this weekend! ☀😎 If you are going to be spending time outdoors, be sure to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke 👇

During hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged in ways you may not expect. When your body heats too rapidly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, you may experience a heat-related illness. Stay Weather-Ready by learning the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses. weather.gov/safety/heat-illness

Here is more info about the storms that are anticipated to come through northwestern ND tonight! ⛈️⚡️
07/10/2022

Here is more info about the storms that are anticipated to come through northwestern ND tonight! ⛈️⚡️

⚠️ UPDATE: The threat for severe weather tonight into Sunday morning has increased for parts of western and central North Dakota, with numerous severe thunderstorms expected (level 3 out of 5). Storms are expected to move into western North Dakota after midnight, moving east across the area overnight and into Sunday morning. Have multiple ways to receive warnings, especially during the overnight hours!

⚠️🚨Be extra weather aware this evening! ⛈️⚡️Severe storms are expected overnight in eastern MT and northwestern ND. Keep...
07/10/2022

⚠️🚨Be extra weather aware this evening! ⛈️⚡️Severe storms are expected overnight in eastern MT and northwestern ND. Keep your eye on the weather and information from the National Weather Service in Glasgow or Bismarck as more in learned in the coming hours.

Hazards could include high winds and hail.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are still expected to move through our area this evening and moving toward the east. The storms are now beginning to form in western and southwestern Montana and moving through the Lewistown area around 7pm and reaching the North Dakota border after midnight. The primary threat is strong winds, but hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning are all hazards possible tonight.

07/03/2022

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Severe thunderstorms will be possible this evening and overnight. Damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and hail to the size of golf balls are still the main threats. Heavy rainfall with localized flooding is also possible. The timing is more likely in the evening and overnight hours, however an isolated storm during the day can't be ruled out.

06/21/2022

❗️UPDATE❗️Effective at 9 am today, 6/22, the 7 ton axle weight restriction will be lifted and roads will return to their normally posted restrictions. Visit williamsnd.com for the road restrictions map.

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⚠ROAD RESTRICTION⚠ Effective at 12:30 pm CT today, Tuesday, 6/21, All County and Township gravel and chip seal roads located north of Highway 2 (64th St NW) will be restricted to 7 ton axle weight 105,500 lbs (GVW). No overweight (over axle and over gross) or oversized travel will be allowed. Any permits that have been approved for over the 7 ton axle weight will be void at that time. Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

Some great ℹinfo about the possible impacts of flooding of the Yellowstone River on the Missouri River 👇
06/17/2022

Some great ℹinfo about the possible impacts of flooding of the Yellowstone River on the Missouri River 👇

We've had a few questions about the flooding on the Yellowstone River in Montana and what it means for the Missouri River.

There are no storage reservoirs on main stem of the Yellowstone River to capture the flood water.

The Yellowstone River joins the Missouri River near Williston, North Dakota. The National Weather Service is monitoring conditions at Williston and river gages are available at the link below.

The Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System which has adequate storage to capture and manage recent increase in runoff.
The three-week forecast can be accessed here:
https://go.usa.gov/xAVy2

https://water.weather.gov/ahps/?current_color=all¤t_type=near&fcst_type=obs&conus_map=d_map¢er_point_lat=46.52742839128752¢er_point_lon=-108.19778484744991&default_zoom=6

For the latest information, save this page to your smart phone's home screen.
https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/MRWM/MRWMApp/

Medical alert device users should update address
06/16/2022
Medical alert device users should update address

Medical alert device users should update address

The North Dakota 911 Association is reminding anyone who uses or contracts for the use of in-home or mobile medical alert devices to update their vendors whenever they change their

06/15/2022

❗UPDATE❗ Effective at 10 am CT today, June 16th, the 7 ton axle weight restriction will be lifted and restrictions will return to the normal weight restrictions. The Williams County Weight Restrictions Map can be found at https://www.williamsnd.com/documents/williams-county-weight-restrictions-map-2/

🌧ROAD RESTRICTION🌧 Effective at 4 pm CT today, June 15, all County and Township gravel and chip sealed roads will be restricted to 7 ton axle weight - 105,500 lbs (GVW). No overweight (over axle and over gross) or oversize travel will be permitted. Any permits that have been approved for over the 7 ton axle weight will be void at 4 pm.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

With temps in the 🌡90s forecasted for this weekend 🥵, this information about heat impacts on vulnerable populations is v...
06/14/2022

With temps in the 🌡90s forecasted for this weekend 🥵, this information about heat impacts on vulnerable populations is very helpful!

Many states are facing extreme heat this week & this can be dangerous for the elderly, people with long term health conditions, & kids. Avoid high-energy activities during the midday heat, drink water, & wear light clothing.

More on how heat may impact vulnerable populations. 👇

Who got hail last night?? 🙋‍♂️ The thunderstorms 🌩🌩 that rolled through were a good reminder that severe summer weather ...
06/10/2022

Who got hail last night?? 🙋‍♂️ The thunderstorms 🌩🌩 that rolled through were a good reminder that severe summer weather season is upon us. Make sure you know what to do if there is severe weather forecasted. Learn more and make a plan using the resources available at https://www.ready.gov/

If you're under a tornado warning, seek shelter right away.

🌪 Go to a safe room, basement, or storm cellar.

🌪 If you are in a building with no basement, then get to a small interior room on the lowest level.

🌪 Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.

06/10/2022

❗UPDATE 6/28❗ CR 15 (119th Ave NW), from Hwy 2 south to 62nd St, is now open for travel. Construction is still ongoing, so please drive with care and watch out for workers in the area.

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🚧ROAD CLOSED🚧 Beginning Monday, June 13th, Williams County Highway will be closing 2 miles of County Road 15 (119th Ave NW) from Highway 2 south to 62nd St NW for construction. Detours will be in place. Travelers can expect the closure to last approximately one week.

📍Map: https://arcg.is/10rHOC

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

06/07/2022

❗UPDATE 6/28❗ CR 23 (102nd Ave NW), from Hwy 2 south 1 mile to 63rd St NW, is now open for travel. Construction is still ongoing, so please drive with care and watch out for workers in the area.

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🚧ROAD CLOSED🚧 Beginning Thursday, 6/9/2022, Williams County Highway will be closing County Road 23 (102nd Ave NW) from Hwy 2 south 1 mile to 63rd St NW for construction. The road will be closed for approximately 1 week.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from Load Pass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

06/01/2022

UPDATE 6/7/2022: 78th St NW is now open!

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🚧ROAD CLOSED🚧 Until further notice, Winner Township has closed 78th St NW from Highway 85 (136th Ave NW) west 1 mile for road construction.

📍Map: https://arcg.is/09TafS

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com) for future updates.

06/01/2022

6/1/2022 | 10:00am CT - UPDATE, SERVICES ARE RESTORED

8:45am CT - 📢 FYI Williston! 📢 The City of Williston is experiencing an interruption of services. This interruption of services includes the city phone 📞system. This does NOT include 911.

Repairs are underway and another update will be shared when services are restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Did you know? NDTIP is an anonymous way to provide information about a crime to law enforcement! Learn more below 👇
05/25/2022

Did you know? NDTIP is an anonymous way to provide information about a crime to law enforcement! Learn more below 👇

Help us fight crime! 💪 🚨In the event of an emergency or a crime in progress, always call 9-1-1. 🚨 If you have information that could help us to solve a crime - past, present, or prevent one in the future - contact us anonymously by texting your tip and NDWILLIAMS to 847411. ℹ Learn more at https://www.williamsnd.com/ndtip/

05/24/2022

❗ROAD OPEN❗ 139th Ave NW (County Road 3) from 69th St NW (CR 10) south 2 miles to 67th St NW is now open for travel! This road has been closed since early May due to power lines in the road.

05/17/2022

Do you know if you have the right car seat for your child?🤔 Beginning today, May 17 from 4-7pm in the rear parking lot of Station 1 [317 11th St W], Williston Fire Department will offer ✨FREE✨car seat checks and safety information!

These seat checks are performed by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and will be offered on the dates listed below 👇 over the summer and into fall 2022.

For more information, please call our main station number at 701.572.3400. 📞

05/16/2022

❄❗Frost Restrictions Update❗❄ Effective at 7:00 am CT, 5/17/2022, Williams County will be lifting Frost Restrictions from all County and Township roads and returning to seasonal road restrictions.

For a map of seasonal road restrictions, please visit https://www.williamsnd.com/county-highway-maps/ and click on "Williams County Weight Restrictions Map."

05/16/2022

❗UPDATE 5/16/2022 @ 8 am❗ Effective at 10 am today, 5/16, restrictions on Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will return to regular Frost Restrictions with the 🔸exception of Champion and Brooklyn Townships, which will remain at 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice🔸

ℹFor more information about Frost Restrictions, please visit https://bit.ly/frostlaw_22 or www.williamsnd.com

👍Thanks for bearing with us through the rain and weight restrictions! Weight restrictions are put in place to help protect the integrity of our roadways. 🛣

05/15/2022

🚧ROAD CLOSED🚧 Winner Township has closed a one mile stretch of 78th St NW from 136th Ave NW to 137th Ave NW until further notice.

Map: https://arcg.is/0HXuba

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

05/15/2022

❗UPDATE 5/16/2022 @ 8 am❗ Effective at 10 am today, 5/16, restrictions on Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will return to regular Frost Restrictions with the 🔸exception of Champion and Brooklyn Townships, which will remain at 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice🔸
ℹFor more information about Frost Restrictions, please visit https://bit.ly/frostlaw_22 or www.williamsnd.com
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❗UPDATE 5/15/2022 @ 12 pm CT❗ Effective at 3 pm CT today, 5/15, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 7 ton axle weight - 105,000 lbs (GVW), no Overweight (over axle and over gross) and no Oversize travel.

Champion and Brooklyn Townships will remain at 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice.

Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout today and tomorrow.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.
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❗UPDATE 5/15/2022 @ 8:20 am CT❗ Effective at 10 am today, 5/15, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight – 80,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice.

Champion and Brooklyn Townships will remain at 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice.

Update for road restrictions for 5/14. Always check williamsnd.com or www.loadpasspermits.com/roads for the most updated...
05/14/2022

Update for road restrictions for 5/14. Always check williamsnd.com or www.loadpasspermits.com/roads for the most updated information on road restrictions and closures!

❗UPDATE 5/16/2022 @ 8 am❗ Effective at 10 am today, 5/16, restrictions on Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will return to regular Frost Restrictions with the 🔸exception of Champion and Brooklyn Townships, which will remain at 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice🔸
ℹFor more information about Frost Restrictions, please visit https://bit.ly/frostlaw_22 or www.williamsnd.com
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❗UPDATE 5/15/2022 @ 12 pm CT❗ Effective at 3 pm CT today, 5/15, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 7 ton axle weight - 105,000 lbs (GVW), no Overweight (over axle and over gross) and no Oversize travel.

Champion and Brooklyn Townships will remain at 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice.

Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout today and tomorrow.

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5/15/2022 Road Restrictions ❗UPDATE❗ Effective at 10 am today, 5/15, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight - 80,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice.

Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.

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5/14/2022 Road Restrictions ❗UPDATE❗ Effective from 12 pm until 4 pm CT, today, 5/14, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight - 80,000 lbs (GVW).

At 4 pm CT, today, 5/14, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will return to the 20,000 lbs (GVW) restriction.

Champion and Brooklyn Townships will remain at 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice.

Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout today and tomorrow.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

🚗Turn around, don't drown! The recent heavy rains may cause flash flooding. If you see a roadway covered in water, pleas...
05/13/2022

🚗Turn around, don't drown! The recent heavy rains may cause flash flooding. If you see a roadway covered in water, please avoid the area! Drop us a note ✍ or picture 📷 in the comments if you know of roadways that are already covered.

05/12/2022

*POST NO LONGER VALID* Visit williamsnd.com for the road restrictions in place for May 14th or check out our more recent posts.
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Effective from 12 pm to 4 pm CT today, 5/12, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted to 6 ton axle weight - 80,000 lbs (GVW).

⏲At 4 pm CT today, 5/12, Williams County and Township gravel and chip seal roads will be restricted back to 20,000 lbs (GVW).

Champion and Brooklyn Townships will remain at 20,000 (GVW) until further notice.

Roads will continue to be evaluated throughout today and tomorrow.

05/11/2022

❗Effective at 1 pm CT, today, 5/11❗ Brooklyn Township is restricting their township gravel roads to 20,000 lbs (GVW) until further notice.

Stay tuned to this page, williamsnd.com, or sign up for notifications from LoadPass (www.loadpasspermits.com/roads) for future updates.

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Williston, ND
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The Williston Fire Department is offering several opportunities throughout the year for CPR training! Check out the info below for dates, cost, and more ⬇
Here's a safety ✅ checklist for using space heaters ♨️
Join us on Tuesday, January 25th at 6:30 pm to jumpstart the revision process of the Williams County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan! ⚠📃

It is vital to have community involvement and participation from every sector as this plan is being updated to show the most current vulnerabilities to the county and to develop mitigation measures that can be implemented to reduce or eliminate them. Types of hazards include: winter/summer weather, infectious diseases, flooding etc.
Have you taken a look at your roof lately? ❗️Check your vents❗️

The recent snow combined with frigid temps may have clogged up your sewer vent! Clogged vents can lead to a backup of sewer gas in your home, which can be very dangerous.

Climbing up on your roof to clear it out? Practice ladder safety, watch your step, and have a spotter.

For more information, visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/waterquality/documents/check-your-sewer-vents
🔥Update!
🔥🚒An active fire is ongoing in the area of 16th Avenue West and north of 42nd Street Northwest. ❌ Please avoid this area at this time. ❗Updates will be provided by the Williston Fire Department as they are available.
Road conditions across North Dakota are pretty poor right now. ⚠ Be aware, be informed, and drive carefully if you must go out! Be sure to check ND Roads online at https://travel.dot.nd.gov/ or on their app for the most up-to-date information about road conditions on state roads before venturing out.

For Williams County road conditions, visit https://arcg.is/0iy8iK0
Heads up Williston residents!
Here's some info about ice fishing in Williams County Parks! Always use caution when out on the ice 🧊
With the temperatures dropping, remember to wear layers to help prevent frostbite! 🥶 Try to keep your time outdoors as limited as possible when temps are low.

What happens if you get frostbite? It can cause a loss of feeling and color around your face, fingers and toes. It can also cause numbness and your skin may become waxy or firm. I

Think you are experiencing frostbite? Get inside to a warm room, soak in warm water, and use body heat to help warm yourself up.

For more information, visit ready.gov

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