Emergency Communications

During severe weather events and other emergency situations, you’ll find timely information and updates here to help you and your family stay safe. We also encourage you to follow the City on Facebook and Twitter, and to subscribe to our City Alerts, in our Alert Center. This will enable us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations.

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Real-Time Road Closure Map

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  1. Flood Safety
  2. Down Power Lines
  3. Down Trees & Limbs
  4. Useful Phone Numbers
  5. Cold Temperatures
  6. Snow & Ice Removal
  7. Extreme Heat


Flash flooding events have occurred within the City of Greenville. The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) provides the following flash flood safety information.

  • 6 inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing a loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles, 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including SUV's and trucks.
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road, you and the vehicle can be swept away quickly. The depth of water is not always obvious, the road may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped. If flood waters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground, when water is not moving or not more than a few inches deep. If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, stay in the vehicle, if the water is rising inside the vehicle, seek refuge on the roof.
  • Do not drive around a barricade - barricades are there for your protection - turn around and go the other way.
  • Do not try to take short cuts - they may be blocked. Stick to designated evacuation routes.
  • Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
  • Do not walk through moving water. Six (6) inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving and use a stick to check firmness of the ground in front of you.
  • Listen to the radio or television for information or updates.
  • Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.
  • Be aware of stream, drainage channels, canyons and other areas known to flood suddenly. Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without typical warnings such as rain clouds or heavy rain.
  • Build an emergency kit for your vehicle in case you do get stranded or need to evacuate quickly.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams, rivers or creeks, particularly during threatening conditions.