Ponca City Emergency Management – September Is National Preparedness Month! – Part 2

Are you ready for the potential disasters that could occur in our community? Can you imagine having to pack up and evacuate your home because of a hurricane? Can you imagine having the time to do it? In Oklahoma we don’t have that luxury. Our storms come fast & furious. That’s one reason having a disaster kit is so important. […]

Ponca City Emergency Management – September Is National Preparedness Month! – Part 1

Are you ready for the potential disasters that could occur in our community? Being prepared to respond is the single best way to be safe during a disaster, and it is only a three-step process. Step 1: Make a Plan Creating an emergency plan is the first step your family should take in order to be prepared for disasters. Planning […]

Police Department – Passing A School Bus

Ponca City Police have a friendly reminder of Oklahoma laws concerning passing a school bus while the stop sign is out and flashing. If you are caught passing a school bus and are cited, the ticket is the least of your concern. Your license, under current Oklahoma law, will be suspended for one whole year. And remember, if the road is not divided […]

Ponca City Emergency Management – Tornado Warning Processes & Tools


After tornadoes hit Tulsa over the weekend, there has been a lot of discussion about warning processes and tools. Rick Smith, Warning Coordinator for the National Weather Service in Norman, released this public safety message Monday morning. The information here is well worth posting. FACT: Tornado season in Oklahoma runs from January 1st through December 31st. . They can happen at any hour of […]

Ponca City Emergency Management – Do You Know What To Do If You See Water Crossing Over The Roadway?


Flash floods and floods are the #1 weather-related killer with around 140 deaths recorded in the U.S. each year. Early spring & fall are associated with heavy rainfall & flash flooding. Follow these basic rules so you don’t become a statistic. Flash Flood Safety Rules: When Inside:  If ordered to evacuate or if rising water is threatening, leave immediately and […]

Ponca City Emergency Management – How To Respond To Excessive Heat Events


Slow down. In other words reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities for the coolest times of the day. Children, seniors and those with health problems should stay in the coolest place available. In some situations, that may not be indoors! Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing. Light-colored clothing reflects heat & sunlight & will keep you cooler. Cotton fabrics are best. Eat light, cool […]

Ponca City Emergency Management – UV Safety: Stay Safe In The Sun


Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun & tanning beds is the main cause. In fact, getting a sunburn just once every 2 years can triple your risk of developing skin cancer. Here are ways to protect yourself, family and even your pets from excessive UV radiation: Do […]

Police Department – Personal Water Craft


Personal Water Craft operators must obey the laws that apply to other vessels as well as obey additional requirements that apply specifically to the operation of personal watercraft on Oklahoma waters. Requirements Specific to Personal Water Crafts (PWC) Each person riding on or being towed behind a PWC must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (life jacket). If the […]

Ponca City Emergency Management – How You Can Help On Ozone Alert Days


Ground-level ozone is hard to control, because a lot of the problem is caused by weather. However, ground-level ozone forms when the weather is right and there are other pollutants. Many of these pollutants we can help control; here is how you can help. Combine trips when driving, avoid driving when you can, use public transportation, or carpool. Refuel vehicles, lawn […]

Police Department – Boating Rules


The following operator age and boater education requirements apply to vessels on Oklahoma public waters: A child under 12 years of age may not operate a vessel powered by a motor or combination of motors over 10 horsepower, a personal watercraft, or a sail-powered vessel 16 feet or more in length. A child 12 to 15 years of age may operate a vessel […]

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