Southern Plains

Southern Plains Region - Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Tornadoes, storms, floods, wildfires, oil spills and earthquakes are some of the conditions that can cause emergencies or disasters for the people of the Southern Plains.

The people of the Southern Plains live with the constant threat of tornadoes but that is not the only hazard for which they must be prepared.

  • Ice storms are more common than snow storms in some areas; falling trees or broken branches can bring down electrical lines and ice and wind can topple cell towers and cut off communication
  • Severe rain and hail can cause flooding, which can close roads and damage property

Remember to make a plan, build a kit, and be informed

FEMA Offers Regional Resources

FEMA offers the following resources to help local communities to plan and prepare. All files can be freely downloaded, printed, emailed or broadcasted.

Please Visit the FEMA Library to Download the Individuals/Families/Tribal Leaders Documents:
Tribal Leaders Brochure (PDF)
Southern Plains Individual/Family Brochure (PDF)

Southern Plains Poster (PDF)

Community Awareness Campaigns
Local radio stations may be willing to broadcast this public service announcement (PSA) as a community service at no charge.

15 Second Radio PSA (MP3)
30 Second Radio PSA (MP3)
60 Second Radio PSA (MP3)

Visit the Ready Publications section for additional resources for families, children, elders, pet owners, individuals with access and functional needs and businesses.

Regional Contacts

Illinois - FEMA Region V Office
536 South Clark St., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 408-5500

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas - FEMA Region VI Office
FRC 800 North Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209-3698
(940) 898-5399

Kansas and Missouri - FEMA Region VII Office
9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64114-3372
(816) 283-7061

Last updated: 02/27/2014 - 10:13 AM