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Emergency Management


Director: Julie Anderson
Deputy Director: Mark McCabe


The Douglas County Emergency Management team wants all residents and visitors in the county to be prepared for storms and emergencies that may require them to take protective action.

Julie Anderson is the emergency management director. She and Deputy Director Mark McCabe are responsible for creating and implementing an Emergency Operations Plan. They work with government agencies, schools, voluntary organizations, healthcare professionals, the private sector and others to ensure this plan provides for quick response and long-term recovery.

2020 Severe Weather Awareness

Every spring and summer brings the risk of severe thunderstorms and the potential of tornadoes. Together, we can plan for that risk and work to minimize the damage. First and foremost, please sign up for CodeRED. This will provide direct notification from the National Weather Service when there is a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning in your area. It also provides a way for county officials to immediately notify you of any additional issues in your neighborhood, like trees on roadways or downed power lines. 
Always monitor weather conditions through an app on your cell phone, local media, and messaging on Facebook from the Douglas County Emergency Management Department. On the right side of this page, you will find helpful tip sheets on: tornado safety and guidance on the making of an emergency supply kit.

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Douglas County Emergency Management is a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador