Emergency Planning Information

How will I be notified?
Should a major emergency occur at Lake Maloney Dam, sirens will sound a steady tone for three to five minutes. This will alert you to turn on your radio or television for information. This will alert you to turn on your radio or television for information. Lincoln County 911 also uses the Code Red system to call your home phone or cell phone during emergencies. To register your phone number, call (308) 535-6789 or log onto www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/community_Safety/.

It is important for you to know that this siren warning system has more than one use. It also can be used by local officials to warn of other emergencies, such as a fire or severe weather. Listen to your radio or television for additional information.

What should I do if the sirens sound?
The sirens are a mechanism to alert you to tune to your local radio or television station. The stations will give specific details about what to do.

Area immediately effected in the event of a dam break at Lake Maloney
Emergency planning is for everyone– individuals, private organizations and governmental agencies.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commision (FERC) has directed that special attention be given to people downstream of Lake Maloney Dam. Residents and businesses that would be immediately affected in the flood inundation area are south of I-80, west of Newberry Access Road, north of State Farm Road and 1/2 mile east and west of South Buffalo Bill Avenue going north from Lake Maloney Damn.

Roads and streets with residences or businesses that are in the flood inundation area are:

  • Alma Lane
  • Appaloosa Drive
  • Echo Drive
  • Eugene Avenue
  • Fremont Drive
  • Hackberry Court
  • Heritage Drive
  • Highway 83
  • Ioke Street
  • Lynn Court
  • Maris Road
  • Mary Sue Avenue
  • Meadow Court
  • Oak Street
  • Parker Road
  • Pine Drive
  • Robin Lane
  • Russian Olive Drive
  • South Buffalo Bill Avenue
  • South Willow Street
  • Sioux Meadows Drive
  • Skyview Road
  • Spring Road
  • State Farm Road west of Valley Christian Church
  • Valley Drive
  • Walker Road
  • War Bonnet Drive

If a dam failure occurred at Lake Maloney, it is possible that everyone in the area could be affected. Because of this, it is important that you locate where you live on the map. Become familiar with the escape route you should take in the event of an emergency and pay close attention to information broadcast over your local radio or television station. You will be asked to leave the area only if it is necessary for your safety.

Reception Centers
Should an evacuation be directed for all or any part of the flood area, reception centers have been established at the North Platte Community College – South Campus and the North Platte mall parking lot. More specific information will be given on radio and television.

Upon arrival at a a reception center, please sign in. This will help officials with accountability and help answer inquiries about your welfare. If you need assistance in finding food and lodging, please notify an official on duty.

What if I am outside of the affected area?
If you are outside the flood area identified on the map, but still in close proximity to the area, you should stay in your home and listen to your local radio or television stations for further instructions.

About the Early Warning System
If an emergency occurs at Lake Maloney Dam, NPPD will immediately notify state, federal, county and city officials. If necessary, flood warning information will be broadcasted over local radio and television stations, including weather alert radio.

An early warning system made up of sirens is located in the probable flood area, this system is used to inform residents within the flood area that an emergency exists. The siren system is activated by the North Platte 911 Center.

Lincoln County 911 also uses the Code Red system to call your home phone or cell phone during emergencies. To register your phone number, call (308) 535-6789 or log onto www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/community_Safety/.

The siren system is tested regularly on the first Wednesday of each month.