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In regards to Inclement weather, the National Weather Service utilizes the following:
Warning or Watch
Means the actual weather event is currently taking place for the location

Warning

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In regards to Inclement weather, the National Weather Service utilizes the following:
Warning or Watch
Means conditions are favorable for the development of the particular weather event

Watch

3

When either flash flooding or river flooding notices are given for Bexar County, "watch" means some kind of flooding is ____, and a "warning" means some kind of flooding is ____________.

likely
ON-GOING somewhere in the county

4

In regards to Inclement Weather, first responders, the Patrol Divisions have the primary responsibility of responding to high water situations. Who will maintain a list of low water crossings for their respective areas?

Service Area Commanders

5

In regards to Inclement Weather, Service Area Commanders maintain a list of low water crossings for their respective areas. Who will ensure Officers are familiar with these areas and monitor them during watch and warning conditions?

Shift Directors and Supervisors

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In regards to Inclement Weather and officers responsibilities when notified that flood conditions exist: after arrival at a low water crossing, the officer will determine is the crossing is safe. If water has begun to flow across a low water crossing, the officer will notify ______ who will then notify the Public Works Department to barricade the location.

Information Channel

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In regards to inclement weather and officers' responsibilities: due to the possibility of downstream flooding or additional rain, officers should not remove any barricades already in place. Designated barricade crews will remove the barricades after _________has determined the area is safe to pass.

Public Works Department

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In regards to inclement weather and the response levels:
Level II occurs when there is how much rain per hour?

1/2 to 1 inch

9

If the City Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is activated, the __________will coordinate all activities as outlined in GM procedure 802, and determine whether to implement any phase of the Mobilization Plan.

Incident Commander

10

Level IV occurs when there is over ___of rain per hour.

2 inches

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In regards to inclement weather, Officers will be assigned to areas of the city receiving the most rainfall, reports of flooding and predicted downstream run-off, SAFFE, CRT, SOU, and Gang Detail Officers may be assigned to low water locations to prevent drivers from driving around posted barricades and will only be relieved by the ____ or _______.

dispatcher
supervisor

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.03 INITIAL RESPONSE
A. (same as answer)
1. The ______maintains a master list of all low water crossings in the city. The _______ is responsible for monitoring the local weather conditions and communicating with the National Weather
Service and the ______. Any “watches or warnings” are immediately disseminated to officers
in the field. Although watches and warnings can provide general warnings to a large area, timely reports from
patrol officers provide valuable information in formulating any type of response plan.

Communications Unit
Communications Unit
Public Works Department

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.03 INITIAL RESPONSE
A. Communications Unit

2. The _____will monitor any reports of isolated or widespread flooding and
coordinate this information with the E______, T_____, S______, S_____and S______. If flooding rises to such a magnitude so as to compel the recall of personnel, it shall be classified as an Unusual Occurrence and handled in accordance with GM Procedure 802, Unusual Occurrences and Critical Incidents.

Communications Unit supervisor
Emergency Operations Center, Traffic Section Commander, Service Area Commanders, Shift Directors and Supervisors

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.03 INITIAL RESPONSE
B. Patrol Division
2. Officers’ Responsibilities when notified flood conditions exist:
e. Once the barricades have arrived and been prominently displayed, the officer will notify the _____and his ______. Prior to leaving a low water crossing, the officer must receive _____. If approval is given, officers should continue to _____as needed.

Information Channel
supervisor
supervisor approval
monitor the location

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.03 INITIAL RESPONSE

C. Tactical Support Division
The _____, if available, will have primary responsibility for monitoring flooding and road conditions on the
expressways. These officers will also provide support to the Patrol Divisions, if necessary. The ______
Section will provide support to the Patrol and Traffic Sections as needed.

Traffic Section

Special Operations

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.04 RESPONSE LEVELS
A. Station/Section Commanders, Shift Directors and Supervisors will ensure all personnel assigned to their command are familiar with the low water crossings in their Service Areas. A list of low water crossings will be provided by the Public Works Department and updated on an annual basis.
2. Level II occurs when there is ½” to 1” of rain per hour.
a. P___ and T___ensure officers are checking low water crossings on a regular basis and report any high water conditions to the ______. This information will then be forwarded to ______, of the Public Works Department.

b. The ______will monitor call activity and if necessary provide an additional dispatcher for ______. The Traffic Section Commander may assign an officer to TransGuide to act as liaison between _____ and the Department.

a) Patrol and Traffic Supervisors
Information Channel
Station 1
b) Traffic Section Commander
TransGuide Operations
TxDOT

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.04 RESPONSE LEVELS
A. Station/Section Commanders, Shift Directors and Supervisors will ensure all personnel assigned to their command are familiar with the low water crossings in their Service Areas. A list of low water crossings will be provided by the Public Works Department and updated on an annual basis.
3. Level III occurs when there is 1” to 2” of rain per hour.
a. Level III integrates Levels I and II. All available on-duty officers assigned to S____, C____, P_____, S___, and the G_____may be assigned to assist in monitoring low
water crossings.

b. Officers will be assigned to areas of the city receiving the most rainfall, reports of flooding and predicted
downstream run-off. S_____, C__, S____, and G_____Officers may be assigned to low water locations
to prevent drivers from driving around posted barricades and will only be relieved by the ______ or a
supervisor.

a) SAFFE, CRT, Patrol Divisions, Special Operations Unit (SOU), and the Gang Detail

b) SAFFE, CRT, SOU, and Gang Detail
dispatcher

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.04 RESPONSE LEVELS
A. Station/Section Commanders, Shift Directors and Supervisors will ensure all personnel assigned to their command are familiar with the low water crossings in their Service Areas. A list of low water crossings will be provided by the Public Works Department and updated on an annual basis.
4. Level IV occurs when there is over 2” of rain per hour.
Level IV integrates Levels I, II and III. The ______ will assign a Supervisor to the _______to act as a liaison for the Department.

Traffic Section Commander
Emergency Operations Center