In the event of an emergency, it is critically important for you to be prepared and informed. Oakland County‘s emergency notification system, OakAlert, empowers residents to be aware of extreme incidents throughout the county, such as:
- Chemical spills impacting public health
- Outdoor warning siren activation (will not include other weather watches, warnings, or advisories)
- Active assailant situations causing an evacuation or shelter-in-place orders
- Significant road closures such as a highway closure, not lane closures or daily traffic incidents
- Closure or interruption in service of county operations
- Additional notifications affecting the health and safety of the county
It takes just 90 seconds to sign up and could be the difference in how you face the next emergency.
The scariest and sweetest time of the year is finally here. Kids young and old from all over Oakland County will be celebrating Halloween. It’s important to stay safe while trick-or-treating in your local neighborhood. Check out these safety tips to ensure your Halloween outing is safe and filled with treats before you head out. Continue reading
Being in the water is one of the best parts of the warmer months, especially in Oakland County, a place home to a wide variety of great swimming spots, but it is incredibly important to stay safe while you are swimming. Review these swimming safety tips before taking a dip in your favorite lake or pool.
There’s a bunch of fun and excitement to be had on the water when boating. However, it’s incredibly important to be prepared and to review safety tips involving boats and lakes before heading out to the water. Don’t worry; check out our thorough guide on boating safety below, and you’ll be set to ride the waves and lay out on the lake all summer long.
With the cold weather upon us, AAA has some helpful reminders for how to stay safe on the roads. Follow these AAA’s Winter Driving Tips to drive safely in the rain, snow, sleet, and ice this winter in Oakland County.
Winter driving tips:
- Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
- Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
- Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
- Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
- If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
- Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
- Always look and steer where you want to go.
- Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.