Welcome to the Linn County Emergency Management Agency
We are the “what if” agency? What if the “it can’t happen here” happens? The mission of the Linn County Emergency Management Agency is to assure the coordination of the activities of City and County government, State and Federal entities, citizens, businesses, adjacent jurisdictions, and other disaster partners, to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate major emergencies and disasters within Linn County.
Do you know where to go during a nuclear event?
Thank you KCRG for helping to get the word out about the areas Emergency Action Plan! If you don’t have your phone book you can also download/save/print the plan Here. Also remember to tune to EAS stations (96.5 FM and 600 AM) and local media for additional information in any emergency
Discovery Living Partners with Emergency Management to Learn more about Emergency Preparedness
Tom Ulrich of Linn County Emergency Management (LCEMA) met Tuesday with Discovery Living residents and staff at the LCEMA Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to talk about the role of our agency in the community, weather safety, as well as steps to take during an emergency. Over 30 guests attending toured the EOC and communications center. Individual and group preparedness is vital to our community’s safety and LCEMA is always pleased to speak face to face with our community partners; please contact our office to schedule a presentation!
There are many aspects to being ready for a disaster including participating in emergency drills and building emergency supply kits. But have you ever considered the importance of being financially ready?
The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK), a joint publication from Operation Hope and Citizen Corps, can help you prepare now. Having adequate insurance, a plan to pay your bills and access to your important records and accounts will help you get back on your feet faster.
The EFFAK offers a collection of resources to download, such as:
- The 2015 EFFAK in English, Spanish, and a reader enabled English version that can be filled out online
- An EFFAK overview PowerPoint presentation in English and Spanish.
- EFFAK checklists and forms in standard and reader enabled/fillable versions.
Financial preparedness is one of the many ways to participate in America’s PrepareAthon!, a grassroots, community-based campaign for action to get families, organizations, and entire communities better prepared for emergencies.
As part of the America’s PrepareAthon! campaign, we invite you to register your preparedness action at www.ready.gov/prepare.
Linn County Public Notification System
Sign up here for Linn Alerts! We will notify you in the event of an emergency or tornado warning. The system provides a voice, text, and/or email alert to the number and or email address provided by you.
This is a free service provided by Linn County; however, normal messaging fees may be applied by your service provider. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. NOTE: Linn County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient as notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone provider, email service, etc.). By registering below, you will not receive unsolicited calls, and neither the County nor its system vendor sells the contact number database.