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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Excessive Heat

Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2021

As we close out Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2021, we want to offer helpful information to avoid excessive heat this summer.  Drink more fluids (non-alcoholic), rega...

Tornado Drill Day Thursday. April 15

Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Douglas County Emergency Management Office exists to help all residents, business owners, nonprofits, schools, churches, local governments, and others plan for and recover...

Pilgrim Point Planning Open House

Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 Members of the public will continue to provide valuable input into the future of the county park on Pilgrim Point. Hundreds of people have already responded to an online...

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Flash Floods

Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

As we continue Severe Weather Awareness Week, turn our focus to Wednesday's topic which is flooding. Douglas County periodically sees flash flooding following an intense rain....

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Storms, Hail and Lightning

Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021

A severe thunderstorm can be very dangerous. Straight line winds can cause damage as devastating as a tornado. It’s also important to remember that every thunderstorm produces...