Law Enforcement Emergency Response Team
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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.

2021 Severe Weather Awareness
Tornadoes, and severe storms with high winds, hail and heavy rain, can seem to happen quickly. But usually there is a weather watch and warning in place before the storm hits. Being prepared for severe weather during the spring, summer and fall months, requires us to stay informed. Douglas County has a notification system called Code Red. The National Weather Service will notify those signed up when a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in Douglas County. We encourage all residents and visitors to have an emergency plan in place. Where will you take shelter in your home, your campsite, your business or when you're outside enjoying the many activities available in our area. Thinking ahead will allow you to be safe sooner. Also, stock up your emergency supply kit. Everyone should have enough water and food to survive for three days following a damaging severe weather event. We also recommend having a portable radio, whistle, first aid kit, tools to turn off utilities and a cell phone charger in your emergency kit. Jace, Quinn and Peyton Witt show how easy it is to stock an emergency kit.
Emergency Supply Kit

On the right side of this page, you will find helpful fact sheets and a link to sign up for Code Red.

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

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