Dam Drill Friday-What To Expect
Dam Failure Emergency Drill on Friday, August 17, 2018
In the evening of Friday, August 17, 2018, Newaygo County will be testing the response to a dam failure emergency on the Muskegon River. “This emergency drill is a requirement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and provides an opportunity for public safety to test response procedures,” stated Newaygo County Emergency Services Director Abby Watkins. During this exercise, homeowners and businesses within the identified dam failure inundation area can expect:
“A failure of the Hardy Dam would have devastating impacts to our community,” Watkins said. “This emergency drill will help educate those living below the dam on where to go, what to do, and what to expect during a catastrophic failure with the goal of keeping people safe.”
Newaygo County Emergency Services would like to remind the community, during a real dam failure emergency:
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