Phone Numbers
Emergencies Only: 911
American Red Cross: 379-9551
Bartholomew County Sheriff: 379-1650
Emergency Management: 379-1680
Columbus Police Department: 376-2600
Indiana State Police: 800-566-6704
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Advisory

The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

Watch

Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

Warning

The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a "warning" local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:

  1. refrain from all travel;
  2. comply with necessary emergency measures;
  3. cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and
  4. obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

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Time Alert
12:41pm
05/26/2016
Significant weather alert
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BARTHOLOMEW...EASTERN LAWRENCE...
SOUTHERN BROWN...JACKSON...SOUTHEASTERN MONROE AND WESTERN JENNINGS
COUNTIES UNTIL 145 PM EDT...

AT 1237 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BLOOMINGTON TO 11 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF BEDFORD. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 35 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
COLUMBUS...SEYMOUR...BEDFORD...BROWNSTOWN...MITCHELL...HOPE...
CROTHERSVILLE...MEDORA...ELIZABETHTOWN...CLIFFORD...JONESVILLE...GRAMMER...
FREETOWN...HELTONVILLE...VALLONIA...AZALIA...STORY...HAYDEN...SPRING MILL
STATE PARK AND NORMAN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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Frequently Asked Questions
 
How many drivers do we have on the streets during a snow storm?
The City Garage has 20 drivers.
How long does it take to clear all of the streets?
During a 2"-4" snow, all streets are usually passable within 24 hours.
Who determines the order of snow removal?
We adhere to our Snow Removal Plan so that all streets are passable as soon as possible.
How can residents obtain treatment, medication, or get to their scheduled appointments?
Anyone with an emergency should call 911. Those with non-emergencies should call 379-1689.
Why does downtown get so much attention?
All main arterials lead to downtown, and Washington Street is a main thoroughfare.
How will I know when the Snow Emergency has been lifted?
All weather-related information will be broadcast via local radio stations.
Who do I call to report property damage from the snow plows?
The Columbus City Garage at 376-2508.
Will my trash be picked up during a Snow Emergency?
Yes, unless otherwise announced via local radio stations.
 

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