Emergency Preparedness

Disasters and Emergencies

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Ellis County Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with the City of Midlothian, Ellis County, and the State of Texas to identify natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in our area. After identifying these risks, the City of Midlothian and Ellis County have developed long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

2022 Ellis County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Outdoor Warning Siren System

Monthly Siren Test

An Outdoor Warning Siren (OWS) system consists of siren(s) designed to alert people of approaching or existing hazardous conditions, which will require immediate protective actions in order to save lives. Traditionally, these systems have been mistakenly referred to as “tornado sirens” but the term fails to acknowledge all applications for activating sirens. In order to avoid any confusion as to the purpose of these systems, the City of Midlothian shall refer to sirens as “Outdoor Warning Sirens” in an effort to reinforce the multiple conditions for which the City of Midlothian may activate sirens to alert people in outdoor areas.

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