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Flatonia Emergency Sirens Notice and Operation

The city has five emergency sirens that will alert the local population of severe weather (tornado) or other emergency.

The downtown siren alone sounds every day at 12:00 noon.  This is commonly referred to as the "Noon Whistle." 

The first WEDNESDAY of every month, the entire system, all five (5) sirens, will sound for 90 seconds beginning at 12:00 noon.  This allows the backup batteries to discharge and recharge to ensure system operation.

In the event of a TORNADO WARNING (not a Tornado Watch)  in our geographical location, emergency personnel from Flatonia have the authority and will activate the entire system, all five (5) sirens.  The sirens will discharge for a total of three (3) minutes using the same flat tone you hear everyday during the Noon Whistle. 

IF YOU HEAR THE SIRENS RUNNING, PLEASE MONITOR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FEEDS, THE CITY WEBSITE, FACEBOOK AND LOCAL RADIO PROVIDERS FOR INFORMATION AND SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.

In the event we have a CITY-WIDE EMERGENCY, such as a train derailment, chemical spill, or other hazardous event that is not weather related, the City of Flatonia emergency personnel have the authority and will activate the emergency system, all five (5) sirens for a three (3) minute discharge.  The tone will be very different from the TORNADO WARNING tone and oscillates up and down in pitch.  This tone means to SHELTER INPLACE UNTIL INSTRUCTED BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.  Monitor the City website, Facebook, or call city hall for instructions AT (361) 865-3548.

BURN BAN NOTICE

Flatonia is under the Fayette County Burn Ban effective August 7, 2019.  No outdoor burning of material of any kind is authorized.  Please follow this page for updates to the Burn Ban.

City of Flatonia Utility Outages

In the event the city has known or unplanned utility service outages, they shall be posted below with projected repair date/times associated.  To report an outage or sewer blockage to the City of Flatonia, please call (361) 865-3548, or complete the following FORM and submit it per the instructions attached.

Electrical

No known or planned outages

Water

No known or planned outages

Wastewater

No known sewer obstructions reported


City-Wide Clean-up

Every April and October, the City of Flatonia offers free city-wide clean-up and bulk items disposal.  Notices for these events are posted at City Hall and in the Argus newspaper 30 days prior to the start.

The first week is when city crews pickup limbs and brush placed by property owners from city streets or right-of-ways.  There is no charge for the first 15 minutes of limb and brush removal.  If the job is so large that the crews spend more than 15 minutes at a single property, fees will be imposed on the property owners utility bill.

The second week is when utility customers of Flatonia may bring bulky trash items to the Waste Water Treatment Plant for disposal at our contracted roll-off location.  Prohibited items for disposal include: tires, flammable liquids, paint, chemicals, hazardous material, construction and/or demolition material, refrigerators without a tag specifying proper Freon removal, and dead animals.

It is a violation of city ordinances to place items along the street or a city right-of-way for disposal outside the posting time of the spring or fall cleanup.  Citizens are encouraged to call TDS to take advantage of a yearly pickup of bulky items outside the city-wide clean-up.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Notices

In the event the City of Flatonia receives notices from TCEQ for public dissemination, they shall be posted here.

At present, there are no TCEQ notices for the City of Flatonia or its residents.

Fire Department Pension Board

Public notices regarding the Flatonia Volunteer Fire Department Pension Board shall be posted here.

At present, there is no Pension Board posting.

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