SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION LEVELS
Posted: 11/01/2012
SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION LEVELS

These guidelines contain the latest information regarding snow emergencies.  The Sheriff in consultation with the Lorain County Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will determine when Emergency Levels will be called in Lorain County.

A Level Three Emergency will only be called in a worst possible case.
All news releases will be put out by the Director of Emergency Management & Homeland Security after consultation with the Lorain County Sheriff.  When a news release is sent by the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency it will be read as written to avoid confusion.

Whenever citizens call into our dispatchers, they can be advised of the following which will be on the news release:  
 
LEVEL 1:  The severe winter weather that Lorain County is currently experiencing has prompted the Lorain County Sheriff to issue a LEVEL 1 Snow Emergency Notification.

A LEVEL 1 snow emergency means that roadways are hazardous, drive with extreme care.  This alert will remain in effect until further notice.

LEVEL 2:  The severe winter weather that Lorain County is currently experiencing has prompted the Lorain County Sheriff to issue a LEVEL 2 Snow Emergency Notification.

A LEVEL 2 snow emergency means that roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing, drifting snow and/or flooding.  Only those who feel it necessary to travel should be on the roadways.  Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer.  This alert will remain in effect until further notice.

LEVEL 3:  The winter weather that Lorain County is currently experiencing has prompted Sheriff Phil R. Stammitti to issue a LEVEL 3 Snow Emergency Notification. 

A LEVEL 3 snow emergency means that most roadways are closed and extremely hazardous/flooded.  Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer.  Violators may be cited.  This alert will be reassessed every two hours.