Dover Police Issue Cold Weather Tips 1-5-15

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the week of January 5th due to below freezing temperatures being predicted along with a chance of accumulating snow on Tuesday, January 6th.  Updated weather information from the National Weather Service can be viewed here:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOVER, DELAWARE

In the event of snowfall:

  • The City of Dover Police Department will continue normal patrol operations throughout the duration of the storm and has a fleet of 4×4 vehicles prepared to continue to serve the City of Dover in the event of snowfall.
  • The following streets must be cleared of parked vehicles within 1 hour of the first snowfall:  Division Street, Water Street, Governors Avenue, and State Street.  Vehicles not moved are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense by the City of Dover Police Department.
  • City of Dover residents must clear their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours after final snowfall.  This code is strictly enforced by City of Dover Inspections/Code Enforcement.
  • The City is requesting that residents NOT leave trashcans and other items on the curb/sidewalks to allow room for the plows to clear the roadways without obstacles.
  • If possible, do not park on any roadsides to allow plows the ability to properly clear roadways.

Travel:

The City of Dover Police Department strongly urges motorists to avoid any unnecessary travel once the snow begins to fall.  Driving only puts you and public safety workers at risk.  This also allows the plow drivers plenty of room on our roadways to properly clear the roads of accumulating snow.  If you must travel, please follow the following recommendations:

snowtips

Preparation Tips

The American Red Cross recommends the following preparations for winter storms/cold weather:

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves

Shelter Information:

People seeking shelter should dial 211 from any phone.  An Intake Housing Specialist will be available to assist between the hours of M-F; 8-5.  After hours calls to 211 will be directed to shelters with openings.

CODE PURPLE WILL BE IN EFFECT MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7TH, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8TH, AND FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH the following sanctuaries will be open:

Monday, January 5th
Mt Carmel (men) and overflow to Dover Interfaith 5pm
Calvary Baptist (women and children) 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) 5pm

Tuesday, January 6th
Mt Carmel (men) and overflow to Dover Interfaith 5pm
Calvary Baptist (women and children) 5pm
Wyoming United Methodist (women and children) opens 6pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) 5pm

Wednesday, January 7th
Dover Presbyterian Church (men) and overflow to Dover Interfaith 5pm
Wesley Methodist Church (women and children) 5pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) 5pm

Thursday, January 8th
Dover Presbyterian Church (men) and overflow to Dover Interfaith 5pm
Wesley Methodist Church (women and children) 5pm
Wyoming United Methodist Church (women and children) opens 6pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) 5pm

Friday, January 9th
Dover Presbyterian Church (men) and overflow to Dover Interfaith 5pm
Shepherd’s Place (women and children) 5pm
Wyoming Methodist Church (women and children) opens 6pm
Milford Community Center (women and children) 5pm

Shelter Addresses

Dover Presbyterian Church 54 S. State Street Dover DE (entrance is on Reed Street

Mt Carmel Church 117 N West Street Dover DE

Calvary Baptist Church 410 Fulton Street Dover, DE

Wesley UMC 209 S State Street Dover DE (building behind the Church on E North Street)

The Milford Multi-Cultural Community Center
105 NE Front Street Milford DE
Direct line for more information is 302-725-0770

Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing (MEN ) 684 Forest Street Dover, DE

Wyoming United Method Church 216 Wyoming Mill Road Dover, DE

Shepherd’s Place 1362 S. Governors Ave Dover, DE

Please call 1-800-733-6816 for any further updates this week

 

Pets:
The City of Dover Police Department are asking all pet owners to bring your pets indoors or ensure they have adequate covered shelter.  Pets must have fresh water, food, and DRY bedding under a covered shelter.  Violators can and will be cited by Dover Animal Control and/or Police.

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