As the City focuses on keeping the public safe during incidents, the need to evacuate areas of town may occur. At any time, the fire or police department may determine that a hazard is too dangerous to have the public remain in the area. They will initiate an evacuation order or advisory. Evacuation orders are given in order to have the safe movement of people out of harm's way.

When announcements are made, please follow them exactly to reduce confusion and to eliminate redirecting resources. Every precaution will be taken to secure the areas that are evacuated. Once the area is stabilized you may be allowed to return to your home. In this circumstance, you should have verification of residency such as a driver's license with your current address or a utility bill.

During incidents you should pay attention to local media and officials for accurate information and advisories about a potential evacuation.

Emergency Services Registry

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has a registry and provides a process and awareness for first responders specifically for theses vulnerable populations. Vulnerable populations include the elderly, persons with disabilities, small children, and those unable to evacuate without assistance. You should contact the ND Department of Emergency Services to register yourself or others you may feel need special assistance during evacuations. This allows emergency services to better serve these populations during disasters.

Registration in the NDSNR database is not a guarantee emergency services will be provided to registrants or that registrants will be placed on a priority list for emergency responders. Registration is intended to provide first responders with the information they need to adequately plan for and respond to disasters. Preparedness information will be provided so registrants will be able to help themselves in an emergency.

All the personal information in the database is completely confidential and will not be shared with the public.