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Alabama

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
April 26th, 2011. A field judge at a football game calls a penalty.
In-state football rivalries heated up, as the flagship campuses debated whether Auburn quarterback Cam Newton or Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus would be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
April 27th, 2011. A large, fallen tree lays upon a destroyed single family home's roof.
The worst tornado in four decades cut a mile-wide path of destruction through the heart of Tuscaloosa. Late Wednesday afternoon, residents emerged from shelter to find decimated buildings, restaurants, and homes. At least 36 people died and hundreds were injured. The University of Alabama was largely spared.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Ready. If a terrorist attack or a natural disaster occurs make sure you, your family, and your community are prepared to respond to the disaster. Learn ways you can Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Ready. Visit the Alabama Department of Homeland Security Web site www.dhs.alabama.gov for more information.

State Information

Alabama Department of Homeland Security
P.O. Box 304115
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 956-7250
www.dhs.alabama.gov

Alabama Emergency Management Agency
5898 County Road 41
PO Drawer 2160
Clanton, AL 35046 Phone: (205) 280-2200
www.ema.alabama.gov Visit the Alabama EMA for links to local county information.

Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps is the citizen preparedness initiative for the state of Alabama. Coordinated through the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Citizen Corps Council was established for the purpose of bringing together state and local leaders to strengthen communities and prepare individuals to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, and disasters. The Alabama Citizen Corps Council remains committed to promoting a culture of preparedness by uniting all organizations and groups active in community involvement. Leadership for Alabama Citizen Corps is provided by the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
100 North Union Street, Suite 134
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Local Phone: (334) 242-7110
Toll Free Phone: (877) 273-5018
www.servealabama.gov

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Alabama Citizen Corps
Suite 134
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7110
www.citizencorps.gov

Alaska

Saturday, January 29, 2000
January 29th, 2000. People on board an airplane preparing for take-off.
Alaskans, who fly long distances to the continental United States, were about to have a taste of live TV on Alaska Airlines. One of the airlineʼs planes would feature live TV for three months to gauge demand.

 

Sunday, January 30, 2000
January 30th, 2000. A man looks through rubble covered in snow and ice.
Heavy snow and rising temperatures triggered a rash of major avalanches. Huge debris piled over highways and cut off access to the Kenai Peninsula for four days. A mile-long avalanche bowled over transmission lines, cutting off power to 2,000 Alaskans in four towns. While attempting to clear tracks, a railroad worker was killed when a slide buried him alive.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
P.O. Box 5750
Ft. Richardson, AK 99505
(907) 428-7000
www.ak-prepared.com

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Alaska Citizen Corps
PO Box 5750
Fort Richardson, AK 99505
(907) 428-7000
www.ak-prepared.com

American Samoa

Monday, September 28, 2009
Sept 28th, 2009. A tuna cannery, built on stilts, sits over the calm shore.
In Pago Pago, residents of the tight-knit territory were nervous about the plans to shutter a tuna cannery and lay off its 2,100 workers. The closure, announced months ago, was just two days away.

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sept 29th, 2009. A small, yellow fishing boat, lifted by tsunami waves, crashed into the stone wall of a single family home.
At 6:48 a.m., a magnitude 8.0 earthquake jolted residents awake and triggered a tsunami. Locals fled for higher ground as 40-foot waves crashed over the territory, washing away bridges, churches, and nearly 3,000 homes. The tsunami wreckage was so severe that September 29th was forever declared a public holiday.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

Territorial Information

American Samoa Department of Homeland Security
(684) 633-2827
http://americansamoa.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

American Samoa Citizen Corps
Governors Office
Executive Office Building
Utulei, AS 96799
(684) 733-7398
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Arizona

Sunday, January 17, 2010
January 17th, 2010. A young boy watches the football game with big, brown, gazing eyes.
The Arizona Cardinals played a road game in New Orleans. The Saints trounced the Cardinals 45 - 14, fueling speculation that this would be veteran quarterback Kurt Warner's final game in the NFL.

 

Monday, January 18, 2010
January 18th, 2010. Common household items, such as: blankets, drywall and windows, are scattered outside a destroyed home.
A snowstorm tracking from the west dumped 54 inches of snow in Flagstaff, the second-biggest snowfall in history. Temperatures dropped into the 20s. Snowmelt and rain flooded five counties, cutting off communities across 20,000 square miles from emergency services. Rescue crews had to drop food and supplies from aircraft to reach the stranded.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) coordinates the state's response to reduce the impact of disasters on people and property. The Division's operations support the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

State Information

Arizona Division of Emergency Management
5636 E McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85008-3495
1-800-411-ADEM (2336)
(602) 244-0504
www.dem.azdema.gov

Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN)
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85008-3495
(602) 689-6512
website: www.azein.gov/azein
email: azein@azdema.gov
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArizEIN
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AzEIN

Local Information

Apache County Emergency Management
370 Washington Street
St. Johns, AZ 85936
(928) 337-7630
www.co.apache.az.us

Cochise County Emergency Management
205 N. Judd Drive
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-9550
www.cochise.az.gov

Coconino County Emergency Management
5600 E. Commerce
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 526-2735
www.coconino.az.gov

Gila County Emergency Management
5515 South Apache Ave., Suite 400
Globe, AZ 85504
(928) 402-8767
www.gilacountyaz.gov

Graham County Emergency Management
921 Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 792-5034
www.graham.az.gov

Greenlee County Emergency Management
5th St &Webster
Clifton, AZ 85533
(928) 865-5385
www.co.greenlee.az.us

La Paz County Emergency Management
1109 Arizona Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344
(928) 669-6141
www.co.la-paz.az.us

Maricopa County Emergency Management
5630 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273-1411
www.maricopa.gov/emerg_mgt

Mohave County Emergency Management
3675 E. Andy Devine Ave.
Kingman, AZ 86402
(928) 757-0910
www.co.mohave.az.us

Navajo County Emergency Management
137 W. Arizona
Holbrook, AZ 86025
(928) 524-4780
www.navajocountyaz.gov

Pima County Emergency Management
130 W. Congress, B-Level
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 798-0600
www.pima.gov/oemhs

Pinal County Emergency Management
31 N. Pinal St.
Florence, AZ 85232
(520) 866-6462
http://pinalcountyaz.gov

Santa Cruz Emergency Management
2150 N. Congress Dr., Ste 110
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 375-8002
www.co.santa-cruz.az.us

Yavapai County Emergency Management
1100 Commerce Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 771-3321
http://www.yavapai.us/

Yuma County Emergency Management
141 3rd Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 539-7867
www.co.yuma.az.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Arizona Citizen Corps Program
1700 W. Washington St., Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7077
http://www.azdohs.gov/ASCCC/

Arkansas

Saturday, January 16, 1999
January 16th, 1999. A big, red poster displaying bold, white text reads: Closing Down Sale.
Shoppers and employees learned that Montgomery Ward & Co. was closing all remaining stores in the state. Arkansas State beat Arkansas Little Rock 84-64 in Sun Belt Conference play.

 

Sunday, January 17, 1999
January 17th, 1999. A house is destroyed by the tornado.
Fifty-six tornadoes touched ground during a 24-hour period in Arkansas, a state record. Downtown Little Rock was directly hit from a Category EF3 tornado. When it was over, more than 1,300 homes were affected, hundreds were left homeless, and seven people were dead.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

Events such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, severe winter weather, hazardous material spills, or acts of terrorism can be a threat to our lives, our homes, and our families. ADEM encourages citizens to be proactive against disaster. Develop a family emergency supply kit and communication plan before disaster strikes. The most important thing individuals can do is to "Be aware, Get prepared!"

State Information

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

Building #9501
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
(501) 683-6700
www.adem.arkansas.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Arkansas Citizen Corps
Building #9501
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
(501) 683-6700
www.adem.arkansas.gov

California

Monday, October 16, 1989
October 16th, 1989. An aerial view of a baseball field with players in the outfield anxiously wait as the pitch is thrown.
San Franciscans nervously anticipated Game 3 of the cross-town World Series between the Giants and the Oakland As, from just over the bridge. The Giants were already down two games.

 

Tuesday, October 17, 1989
October 17th, 1989. A pile of rubble from the earthquake.
A powerful 6.9 earthquake shook San Francisco for a minimum of ten consecutive seconds during the Game 3 warm-up. Some 12,000 homes were wrecked beyond habitability. Natural gas lines ruptured and set fires to buildings in the Marina district. A 1.25 mile-long stretch of The Cypress Street Viaduct, a major twin-decker roadway, collapsed on itself and killed 42 motorists in a single blow. In all, 63 people died and nearly 4,000 were injured.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

California Emergency Management Agency
3650 Schriever Ave
Mather, CA 95655
(916) 845-8510
www.calema.ca.gov

Local Information

Alameda County Sheriff's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
4985 Broder Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 803-7800
www.alamedacountysheriff.org

Anaheim Fire Department – Emergency Management Division
500 E. Broadway Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-6950
www.anaheim.net

City of Corona Fire Department - Emergency Services Division
400 South Vicentia Avenue
Corona, CA 92882
(951) 736-2458
www.discovercorona.com/

Costa Mesa Fire Department/Community Education
2803 Royal Palm
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 327-7406
www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us

Cupertino Office of Emergency Services
10300 Torre Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 777-3335
oes@cupertino.org
www.cupertino.org

Fresno County
2281 Tulare Street
Hall of Records, Room 304
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 488-1710
www.co.fresno.ca.us

Fresno Fire Dept.
911 H Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 621-4199
Fax: (559) 498-4261
www.fresno.gov

City of Greenfield
215 El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-5111
http://ci.greenfield.ca.us/

Kern County Fire Department
5642 Victor Street
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 873-2602
www.kcprepared.com/

Long Beach Fire Department
2990 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 570-9251
www.longbeach.gov/fire

City of Long Beach
Disaster Management Division
2990 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 570-9251
www.longbeach.gov

Los Angeles County
Office of Emergency Management
1275 North Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 980-2260
http://dpss.lacounty.gov

City of Los Angeles
Emergency Preparedness Department
200 North Spring St, Room 1533
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-2222
http://emergency.lacity.org/

City of Moreno Valley Emergency Services
22870 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
(951) 413-3800
www.moreno-valley.ca.us

City of Oakland Office of Emergency Services
1605 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-3938
www.oaklandnet.com

Orange County Sheriff's Department
2644 Santiago Canyon Road
Santa Ana, CA 92644
(714) 628-7194
http://egov.ocgov.com/ocgov/Sheriff-Coroner - Sandra Hutchens

Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services
4080 Lemon St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 955-4700
www.rvcfire.org

City and County of Sacramento
700- H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-4670
www.sacramentoready.org

San Bernardino County Fire Department/Office of Emergency Services
1743 Miro Way
Rialto, CA 92376
(909) 356-3998
www.sbcfire.org

City of San Diego
Office of Homeland Security
1250 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1000A
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 533-6760
www.sandiego.gov/ohs

San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
5555 Overland Avenue, Suite 1911
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-3490
ReadySanDiego.org

San Diego Public Safety and Homeland Security
San Diego, CA
(619) 236-7169
www.sandiego.gov/ohs

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
1011 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 487-5000
72hours.org

Santa Ana Police Department
Homeland Security Division

60 West Civic Center Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 245-8722
www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/pd

County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Services
55 West Younger Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 808-7800
email: oes@oes.sccgov.org
www.sccgov.org/portal/site/oes

Simi Valley Office of Emergency Services
3901 Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6263
www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us

Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department
2300 County Center Drive, Suite 221A
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
Telephone: (707) 565-1152
Fax: (707) 565-1172
http://www.sonoma-county.org/des/index.htm

Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-2551
email: oes.oes@ventura.org
www.vcsd.org/oes

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

California State Citizen Corps Council
1110 K St., Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-7646
www.csc.ca.gov/cc/cc.asp

Localized Ready Programs

Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department participated in localizing the Ready Campaign in 2009. Ads that were created included English and Spanish TV spots, radio spots of varying lengths and outdoor advertisements. The ads directed viewers to www.ReadyLA.org.

Orange County
ReadyOC is a public service campaign aimed at educating and empowering Orange County California residents, businesses and the community to better prepare for emergency situations. The goal of ReadyOC is to get local residents better prepared for a variety of emergency situations that could impact the county and also to offer opportunities for concerned citizens to get involved in local readiness efforts.

San Diego County
The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services localized the Ready Campaign in April 2007 including three televisions spots and one outdoor spot (Meeting Place, Cell Phone, Tomato Paste and Map). The ads fulfill to a local Web site http://www.readysandiego.org.

San Francisco
The City of San Francisco localized the Ready Campaign PSAs in December 2006 and again in September 2009, including television and radio PSA spots. The ads fulfill to a local San Francisco Web site: http://www.72hours.org.

Ventura County
In partnership with FEMA and the Ad Council, Ventura County California localized the Ready campaign in 2011 to assist residents in preparing, responding and recovering from a local emergency or disaster within our community. The Ready Ventura County message remains consistent with the national campaign: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Get Involved: http://www.readyventuracounty.org

Colorado

Sunday, September 5, 2010
September 5th, 2010. Group of runners beginning a race.
Runners woke up early that Sunday morning to stretch for The Coal Creek Crossing race, a 10-mile race that climbs 500 vertical feet above the plains. The winner clocked in at 54:38.

 

Monday, September 6, 2010
September 6th, 2010. Smoke fills the air as the wildfire is being doused via a fire rescue helicopter.
The Fourmile Fire burned 169 homes to the ground and destroyed more than 6,000 acres of wildlands. Over 3,000 residents of the steep, forested area were forced to evacuate. By the time the fire was extinguished it had cleared the area of so much vegetation that it will remain prone to flash flooding for generations.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Community Preparedness Program Manager
Governor's Office of Homeland Security

Cathy Prudhomme
9195 East Mineral Avenue - Suite 234
Centennial, CO 80112
(720) 852-6650 (office)
www.Colorado.gov/HomelandSecurity
Ready Colorado

Colorado Office of Preparedness, Security, and Fire Safety
690 Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80215
(303) 329-5835
Ready Colorado

Local Information

Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Division of Emergency Management
690 Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80215
(303) 329-5835
http://dola.colorado.gov

Denver FD/OEM
1437 Bannock St., Room 3
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 913-3481
www.denvergov.org/FireDepartment

Denver Manager of Safety's Office
1331 Cherokee - Room 302
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 913-6020
www.denvergov.org/Safety

Denver UASI - READYColorado
1437 Bannock Street - Room 3
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 865-7654
www.READYColorado.com

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Colorado State Citizen Corps
9195 East Mineral Avenue, Suite 270
Centennial, CO 80112
(720) 852-6650
www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhsem/preparedness-1

Localized Ready Programs

Colorado
READYColorado is a public awareness campaign supported by public and private partners who want to help all Coloradans protect life during disasters and emergencies.

Connecticut

Friday, August 26, 2011
August 26th, 2011. A young lady in tennis attire begins warming up for her match.
The best in women’s tennis finished their final tune up for the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam of the year in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

Saturday, August 27, 2011
August 27th, 2011. Along the shoreline, a once-blue home has resulted in a pile of debris after Tropical Storm Irene hit.
At high tide, Tropical Storm Irene hit the shoreline. The combination of rain and surge flooded roads and homes from Fairfield to New London. A record 754,000 customers— roughly half the state—lost power, some homes without power for as long as a week.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
25 Sigourney Street – 6th FL
Hartford, CT 06106-5042
Local Phone: (860) 256-0800
Toll Free Phone: (800) 397-8876
www.ct.gov/demhs

Local Information

City of New Haven
Chief Administrator's Office
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(230) 946-6306
www.cityofnewhaven.com

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Connecticut Citizen Corps
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 256-0852
www.ct.gov/demhs

Delaware

Sunday, September 14, 2003
September 14th, 2003. A man peers through a pair of black binoculars.
New Castle County officials looked forward to breaking ground the next day on a nearly 300-acre regional park at the northeast corner of U.S. 40 and Del. 896.

 

Monday, September 15, 2003
September 15th, 2003. A car is stopped as flooding waters rise on the road.
Tropical Storm Henri’s pounding rain flooded the state to such a degree that meteorologists called it a once-in-five-hundred-year event. Floodwater swallowed up hundreds of homes and businesses, including 194 in the Glenville area alone. Damage across the state was valued at $16.1 million.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Delaware Emergency Management Agency
165 Brick Store Landing Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 659-3362
webcontact.dema@state.de.us
http://dema.delaware.gov

Prepare Delaware
www.prepareDE.org/

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Delaware Citizen Corps
Smyma, DE 19977
(302) 836-1656
www.delawarecitizencorps.org

District of Columbia

Thursday, February 4, 2010
February 4th, 2011. Tourists stand, sit, and walk around the reflecting pool and the Lincoln Memorial.
The Washington Wizards, playing at the Verizon Center, were dumped 110-92 by the visiting Orlando Magic. The visitorʼs Dwight Howard scored 22 points and put up 15 rebounds in the victory.

 

Friday, February 5, 2010
February 5th, 2011. A man walks on the road during the blizzard.
“Snowmageddon,” as called by President Barack Obama, brought close to two feet of snow and whiteout conditions to Washington. The District’s 250 plows and 750 transportation workers struggled to stay ahead of the accumulation. Hundreds of thousands went without power. The Federal Government shut down for four days, and air traffic faced its biggest disruption since 9/11.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

District Information

DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 727-6161
Fax: (202) 673-2290
TTY: 711

District of Columbia Government
dc.gov/DC

DC Emergency Information Center
dc.gov/page/emergency-preparedness

Florida

Sunday, August 23, 1992
August 15th, 1992. A young beach-goer paddles out on a body board looking to catch a wave back into shore.
Surfers took to the ocean early to paddle into larger-than-average waves breaking at Miami Beach. Hotel staff laid out breakfast for tourists, who were determined to enjoy the last of summer before their kids returned to school.

 

Monday, August 24, 1992
August 16th, 1992. The inside of a home sits exposed to the elements as Hurricane Andrew ripped through the neighborhood.
Hurricane Andrew walloped southern Florida with Category 4 winds and rain. Close to 14 inches of rain fell in Miami-Dade County but it was the wind—as strong as 177 mph—that would serve as Andrewʼs wrecking ball. More than 250,000 people were left homeless and 82,000 businesses were destroyed or damaged.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
(850) 413-9900
www.FloridaDisaster.org

Local Information

Broward County Emergency Management Division
201 NW 84th Avenue
Plantation, Florida 33324
Phone: (954) 831-3900
Fax: (954) 382-5805
FLRELAY: 1-800-955-8771
www.Broward.org/Emergency

Duval County, City of Jacksonville
515 Julia Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2472
www.coj.net

Lee County Human Services
2440 Thompson Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 533-7921
http://dhs.leegov.com

City of Miami
1151 NW 7th Street
Miami, FL 33136
(305)-400-5414
www.miamigov.com

Miami-Dade County - Department of Emergency Management
9300 NW 41 St.
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 468-5400
www.MiamiDade.gov/oem

Monroe County Emergency Management
490 63rd Street, Ocean
Suite 150
Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: (305) 289-6065
Fax: (305) 289-6333
www.MonroeCounty-FL.gov

The Orange County Office of Emergency Management
6590 Amory Court, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 836-9140
Fax: (407) 836-9147
www.orangecountyfl.net

Orange County Sheriff's Office
2500 Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 254-7100
www.ocso.com

City of Orlando
Office of Emergency Management
Orlando Operations Center
PO Box 2846
Orlando, FL 32802
(321) 235 - 5437
www.cityoforlando.net/emergency
Citizen Information Line: 407-246-HELP For use during and after a storm to answer your non-emergency questions and concerns.

Orlando Police Department - Tactical Operations
P.O. Box 913
Orlando, FL 32802-0913
(407) 246-2958
www.cityoforlando.net/police

Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management
20 S. Military Tr.
West Palm Beach, 33415
Phone: (561) 712-6400
Fax: (561) 712-6467
TDY/TTY: 561-712-6342
www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement

Putnam County Emergency Management
410 S. State Rd. 19
Palatka, Fl. 32177
(386) 329-0379
www.putnam-fl.com/bocc

Southeast Florida
www.ReadySouthFlorida.org

City of Tampa
Office of Emergency Management
Tampa Fire Rescue
808 E Zack Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 276-7011
www.tampagov.net/dept_emergency_management

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Florida Citizen Corps Task Force
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Room 215E
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100
(850) 413-9891
www.floridadisaster.org/citizencorps

Localized Ready Programs

South Florida
South Florida localized the Ready campaign in September 2010. English and Spanish television and radio public service announcements which direct viewers to readysouthflorida.org are currently being aired throughout the region. Additionally, the campaign is utilizing  Twitter to provide followers with preparedness tips and disaster facts.

Georgia

Friday, July 1, 1994
July 1st, 1994. A family smiling on their front porch holding American flags.
It was the Friday afternoon on the eve of a long weekend that would culminate with Independence Day. In preparation of the big day, Macon residents began draping their balconies in flags and bunting garlands, and stocked their homes with food, beer, and charcoal.

 

Saturday, July 2, 1994
July 2nd, 1994. An aerial view of a flooded neighborhood shows water reaching the second story of some homes.
Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall with winds over 65 miles per hour. As Alberto settled over Georgia it dropped nearly 30 inches of rain in the towns of Americus and Macon. Over 500,000 people in seven counties went without potable drinking water for as long as a week. Thirty counties in central Georgia declared states of emergency.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Georgia Department of Homeland Security
PO Box 18055, Building 2
Atlanta, GA 30316-0055
(404) 635-7000
www.gema.state.ga.us

Local Information

Atlanta Police Department
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 9th Floor, NE
Altanta, GA 30308
(404) 853-3434
www.atlantapd.org

DeKalb County Homeland Security
1625 Rock Mountain Boulevard, Suite Q
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 270-0413
http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/DK_Police

Fulton County Emergency Services Department
130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 3147
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 730-7900
www.fultoncountyga.gov/emergency-communications-911

Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Office of Homeland Security
PO Box 18055
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 635-7000
1 (800) TRY-GEMA / 1(800) 879-4362
www.gema.state.ga.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

State of Georgia Citizen Corps
935 E. Confederate Ave
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 635-7238
www.gema.ga.gov/gemaohsv10.nsf

Localized Ready Programs

Georgia
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) localized the Ready Campaign in January 2008, including three television spots (Meeting Place, Cell Phone, and Tomato Paste) and two radio spots in varying lengths (Meeting Place and Food). The ads fulfill to a local Georgia Web site, http://www.ready.ga.gov. The Metro Atlanta UASI Region's citizen preparedness project also localized the television PSA in September 2009. GEMA held a Severe Weather Awareness Ceremony and Ready Georgia launch event hosted by Governor Sonny Perdue in January 2008

Guam

Saturday, December 7, 2002
December 7th, 2002. Wide-shot of green, rolling hills housing white bridges.
Thousands prepared to celebrate Santa Marian Kamalen, the patron saint of Guam, in a procession around the island's capital set to take place the following day.

 

Sunday, December 8, 2002
Dec. 8, 2002. The coastline is littered with fishing boats, many thrown on rocks and sand, others sunk in shallow waters.
Typhoon Pongsona was among the worst typhoons to ever strike the island of Guam. The eye of Pongsona was unusually large, almost 40 miles in diameter, and passed over the northern part of Guam with sustained winds of 144 mph. Rainfall was heaviest in the north, where the University of Guam reported over 25 inches of accumulation. Gov. Carl Gutierrez called on National Guard troops to clear roads and tend to stranded residents.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

Territorial Information

Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense
221-B Chalan Palasyo
Agana Heights, GU 96910
Phone (671) 475-9600
Fax (671) 477-3727
www.guamhs.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Guam Citizen Corps
Guam Homeland Security / Office of Civil Defense
221 B Chalan Palasyo
Agana Heights, GU 96910
(671) 475-9600
http://www.guamhs.org/programs/citizens-corps

Hawaii

Thursday, September 10, 1992
September 10th, 1992. A plane is sitting on the runway at sunset.
The Philippines former first lady Imelda Marcos attempted to transport her late husbandʼs remains out of Hawaii and back to his ancestral home. Ferdinand Marcos had fled to Hawaii in 1986 and died there three years later.

 

Friday, September 11, 1992
September 11th, 1992. A damaged hotel from the hurricane.
The most powerful hurricane in recorded Hawaiian history made landfall on the island of Kauai with 145 mph winds. Thirty-five-foot waves smeared thousands of tons worth of debris inland 800 feet. Kauai lost nearly 1,500 homes and another 5,000 were inflicted with heavy damage. Six people were killed.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

State of Hawaii Homeland Security
3949 Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96816-4495
(808) 733-4246
www.scd.hawaii.gov

Department of Civil Defense Division
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4301
www.scd.hawaii.gov/preparedness.html

Department of Emergency Management
650 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 723-8960
www1.honolulu.gov/dem

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Hawaii State Blue Water Citizen Corps Council
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 98616
(808) 733-4300 x554
www.citizencorps.gov

Localized Ready Programs

Hawaiians are no strangers to disaster. Eighty-nine percent of residents say they have experienced a large-scale disaster, but only 25 percent say they are very prepared. Get Ready Hawaii launched in May 2012 to encourage Hawai'i residents to fully prepare for large-scale emergencies and disasters, before they happen. The campaign includes a website, www.GetReadyHawaii.org, public service announcements that include a TV spot, several radio spots, print advertising, environmental advertising, point-of-purchase displays at retail locations and a significant online/social media presence.

Idaho

Thursday, October 27, 1983
October 27th, 1983. A small, young child, draped in orange prepares for Halloween by gutting a pumpkin.
The small mining town of Challis was abuzz in the week leading up to Halloween. Costumes were bought, stitched, and sewn. Trick-or-treating routes were planned. The children of central Idaho were ready for their collective sugar rush.

 

Friday, October 28, 1983
October 28th, 1983. A man stands alone, facing the demolished front of a building.
At 8:06 am, the strongest earthquake in the stateʼs history shook central Idaho. Measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale, the quake caused over 20 miles of ground to thrust upward and fracture at the surface, some of it pulled 100 yards apart. Despite a sparse population, over $12 million in damages were reported along with two deaths. The victims, ages 6 and 7, were felled by debris as they walked back from school.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
4040 West Guard Street
Boise, ID 83705-5004
(208) 422-3033
www.bhs.idaho.gov

Idaho State Alert and Warning System (ISAWS)
www.isaws.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

State of Idaho Council
4040 Guard Street, Building 600
Boise, ID 83705-5004
(208) 422-3416
citizen.corps@bhs.idaho.gov

Illinois

Monday, January 31, 2011
January 31st, 2011. Cars on the highway with the Chicago skyline in the background.
Under dark skies, commuters began the slog homeward by train and car. At 5:29 p.m., the first snowflakes fell at O’Hare International Airport.

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
February 2nd, 2011. Abandoned cars on the highway covered in snow.
The blizzard of 2011 dumped a foot and a half of snow over parts of Illinois. Antioch recorded an astounding 27 inches. Drifts reached 53 mph, rendering major roads such as Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive impassable. Stranded commuters were forced to abandon cars en masse. On the roads still open, State Police reported nearly 40 crashes.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Homeland Security Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-1486
http://www.ready.illinois.gov

IEMA/Illinois Terrorism Task Force
2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield , IL 62703
(217) 782-2700
www.ready.illinois.gov/ittf

Illinois Emergency Management Agency
2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield , IL 62703
(217) 557-4757
www.state.il.us/iema/

Local Information

Cook County
Office of Grant Management
69 W. Washington, Suite 2610
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-1136
www.cookcountygov.com

City of Chicago - Office of Emergency Management and Communications
1411 West Madison Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 746-9111
Alert Chicago

DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
418 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-682-7925
oem@dupageco.org
Follow @ProtectDuPage:
www.ProtectDuPage.org
www.Facebook.com/ProtectDuPage
www.Twitter.com/ProtectDuPage

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Illinois Citizen Corps Council
2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 558-1334
www.ready.illinois.gov/citizencorps

Localized Ready Programs

Chicago
The Office of Emergency Management and Communication's Alert Chicago program localized the Ready Campaign in February 2007 and again in September 2009, including television, radio and outdoor PSAs. The ads fulfill to a local Chicago Web site http://www.alertchicago.com.

Indiana

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
June 3rd, 2008. A microphone on stage with a crowd of people in the background.
Sameer Mishra, a 13 year-old boy from West Lafayette, correctly spelled the word “guerdon” to capture the national spelling bee for Indiana. Mishra, who won over the audience with self-deprecating jokes, took home $40,000 in winnings.

 

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
June 4th, 2008. A street sign is barely seen due to the high water.
As heavy rain drenched the state, several major rivers rose beyond riverbanks and flooded the state. Out of 92 counties, 54 were affected by floodwater. Major roads, including Interstate 65, were submerged and closed to traffic. Several neighborhoods in Indianapolis were evacuated when the White River rose several feet above flood level. Over 100 hundred patients from a hospital were removed as a precaution. Three people drowned in Remington and Columbus.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington St., Room E-208
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-3980
www.in.gov/dhs

Local Information

Boone County Health Department
116 West Washington Street
Suite B 202
Lebanon, IN 46052-2174
Tel: (765) 482-3942
Fax: (765) 483-4450
www.boonecounty.in.gov

Grant County Emergency Management Agency
401 South Adams Street
Marion, IN 46953
Tel: (765) 651-2410
Fax: (765) 668-4228
http://ema.grantcounty27.us/

Marion County Emergency Management
47 South State Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201-3876
(317) 327-3900

Marshall County Emergency Management Agency
112 W. Jefferson Street Room 300
Plymouth, IN. 46563
Tel: (574) 936-3740
Fax: (574) 936-8066
Email: ema@co.marshall.in.us

Wabash County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
One West Hill Street
Wabash, IN 46992
(260) 563-3181
Toll Free: 1 (866) 288-3881
www.ema.wabashcounty85.us

Wayne County Emergency Management Agency
County Administration Building
401 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Tel: (765) 973-9399
Fax: (765) 973-9360
www.co.wayne.in.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Indiana Citizen Corps Council
Department of Homeland Security
302 W Washington St, Room E208
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-3980
www.in.gov/dhs/citizencorps.htm

Iowa

Saturday, May 24, 2008
May 24th, 2008. A young couple, both dressed in white, grill outside while smiling and enjoying some drinks.
A Saturday, two days before Memorial Day. The state was poised to mark the day outdoors with a familiar blend of memorials, road races, and barbecues. Temperatures were a comfortable 70 degrees in the north, with reports of a few isolated showers.

 

Sunday, May 25, 2008
May 25th, 2008. The skeleton structure of a house stands above the rubble and debris of the home it will soon be replacing.
The EF5 tornado touched down at 4:48pm and erased a full one-third of the town of Parkersburg in minutes. Several hundred homes were destroyed and 400 lay damaged. The tornado wiped out the high school, city hall, and the only grocery store and gas station in town. Granite tombstones had been torn from the cemetery. They were found a half-mile away from where they stood the day before.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
7105 N.W. 70th Avenue
Camp Dodge, Building W-4
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 725-3231
www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov
www.beready.iowa.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Iowa State Citizen Corps
Readiness/Response Bureau
7105 NW 70th Ave
Camp Dodge - Bldg W-4
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 323-4210
www.iowahomelandsecurity.org

Kansas

Thursday, May 3, 2007
May 3rd, 2007. The State Capitol of Kansas in Topeka.
Kansans were apprehensive about the legislation granting four new casino licenses to the state. In other news, Senator Sam Brownbackʼs performance at a GOP debate was assessed by political blogs.

 

Friday, May 4, 2007
May 4th, 2007. A neighborhood of homes demolished by the tornadoes. An American flag hangs on a tree.
Twenty-five separate tornadoes were reported but none were as severe as the EF5 that hit Greensburg. The tornado, with its 1.7-mile-wide vortex—wider than the town— traveled 22 miles, clear through Kiowa County. Only 64 minutes later, 95% of Greensburg was destroyed and 9 people were dead. If not for the siren warning, many more lives would have been lost.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Kansas Division of Emergency Management
2800 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66611-1287
(785) 274-1596
www.kansastag.gov/kdem_default.asp

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Kansas Citizen Corps
2800 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 274-1413
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Kentucky

Sunday, January 25, 2009
January 27th, 2009. A small group of college girls sit floor-side watching their school run through pre-game warm-ups.
Much of the state was tuned in to watch the University of Louisville menʼs basketball team rout Radford University 79-53. In the post-game interview, Coach Rick Pitino praised his teamʼs effort on the boards.

 

Monday, January 26, 2009
January 28th, 2009. Trees, power-lines, roads and roofs bend and break under the sheer weight of snow and ice.
Freezing rain continued piling up, shellacking Kentucky in heavy ice. The added weight snapped trees and knocked down power lines. Over 600,000 homes and businesses went dark in what would be the worst power outage in state history. Many Kentuckians went without power for 10 days. An estimated 55 lost their lives. All 4,600 of the stateʼs National Guard were enlisted to aid in clean up efforts.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

If a disaster or emergency strikes, do you know what to do? By taking a few simple steps, you can protect your family in any disaster - natural or man-made. That is why the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security encourages you to "Avoid Hitting the Panic Button: Protect Your Family" by visiting https://homelandsecurity.ky.gov/Pages/Community-Preparedness.aspx or by calling (502) 564-2081 for more information.

State Information

Kentucky Department of Homeland Security
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
(502) 564.2081
(502) 564.7764 fax
www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov

Kentucky Emergency Management
100 Minuteman Parkway
Frankfort, KY 40601
Duty Officer: (502) 607-1638
(800) 255-2587
www.kyem.ky.gov

Local Information

Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Emergency Management Agency
Mayor's Office
Metro Hall / 4th Floor
527 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-3900
www.louisvilleky.gov

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Emergency Management/911
Department of Public Safety
166 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 258-3784
(859) 252-8689 fax
www.lexingtonky.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Kentucky Citizen Corps Working Group
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
(502) 564-2081
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Northern Kentucky Citizen Corps Council
www.nkrccc.org

Louisiana

Sunday, August 28, 2005
August 28th, 2005. People walking down the street and shopping at stores.
As of 1:00am local time, the eye of Hurricane Katrina was 310 miles south of New Orleans. It was upgraded to a Category 4 storm. New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was considering calling for an evacuation by late morning. Regardless, many Louisiana residents believed that the warnings were vastly overblown.

 

Monday, August 29, 2005
August 29th, 2005. Backhoes and dump trucks stand upon giant piles of storm debris in an attempt to clear the aftermath.
The 28-foot tropical storm surge toppled levees in 53 different areas, flooding over 80% of the city of New Orleans. Hospitals went without power for ICU machines. Tens of thousands of homeless survivors were relocated, and water-borne diseases threatened to cause further damage. The costliest disaster in American history was a national tragedy.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-7500
www.gohsep.la.gov

Local Information

East Baton Rouge Parish
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
3773 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 389-2100
http://brgov.com

City of New Orleans
Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety
City Hall 1300 Perdido Street
Suite 8E15
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 658-6900
www.nola.gov

A day before the 2012 hurricane season began, New Orleans officials launched ready.nola.gov, a website designed to be a one-stop shop for disaster preparation. The page includes registration portals for the city-assisted evacuation plan and City Hall's emergency notification system, which uses text or email messages or phone calls to deliver alerts directly to residents.

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

State of Louisiana Citizen Corps Council
7667 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-7500
www.gohsep.la.gov/citizencorp.aspx

Localized Ready Programs

Louisiana
Louisiana Office of Emergency Management kicked off the state’s “Get A Game Plan” hurricane preparedness campaign in 2009. The program provides Louisianans with the information and tools they need to prepare for a possible disasters.

Maine

Tuesday, January 6, 1998
January 6th, 1998. An empty library aisle displays a plethora of red-spine encyclopedias.
Families in Maine were enjoying the after-holiday sales and preparing for the incoming “snowstorm”. Schools were back in session after the week-long holiday break and mid-term exams were getting underway. The State basketball tournament was gearing down to the final four, and residents were looking forward to the big game scheduled for the Augusta Civic Center at the end of the month.

 

Wednesday, January 7, 1998
Maine 1/7/1998 - Streets and trees are completely covered with a layers of ice and snow. Photo credit - Hubbard Free Library
The Great Ice Storm: Freezing rain poured down onto central and southern Maine from January 7th through January 17th. The storm knocked out power to close to 1 million people, about 80% of the state’s population, some for more than two weeks. Roads were shut down across the state as trees and power poles collapsed under the weight of the ice. Schools remained closed for up to two weeks and 6 deaths were attributed directly to the impacts of the storm.

 

State Information

Maine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
45 Commerce Dr.
Augusta, Maine 04333
800-452-8735 (toll-free, in-state only)
207-624-4400
TTY: 877-789-0200 (toll-free)/ 207-629-5793
Maine Prepares
Maine.gov/MEMA

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Maine State Citizen Corps Council
Maine Emergency Management Agency

72 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-4435
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Maryland

Thursday, September 18, 2003
September 15th, 2003. Looking up at the brown brick buildings on which the Camden Yards sign stands.
Baltimoreʼs dismal baseball season took a very—very—short turn for the better, with a 13-1 victory over the Yankees at Camden Yards. Despite hurricane evacuation orders, just 15% of Marylanders fled.

 

Friday, September 19, 2003
September 16th, 2003. An aerial view of a completely submerged neighborhood.
Hurricane Isabelʼs nine-foot storm surge swamped houses in Somerset and Dorchester counties. Once-popular beaches all but washed away, while winds up to 83 mph destroyed nearly a third of the corn crop. The winds also toppled home heating tanks. Over 50,000 gallons of oil spilled, causing much of the wreckage to become flammable. Despite all this, Isabel caused only one fatality in the state of Maryland.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

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Sign up for free emergency alerts from local governments in the Washington, D.C. region. Alerts are sent to your cell phone, PDA and e-mail account. Get quick information about major emergencies to severe weather and traffic, so you know where to go, what to do, and how to get more information. Sign up or learn more at www.capitalert.gov.

State Information

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136-5176
(410) 517-3600
www.mema.state.md.us

Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC)
1(800) 492-TIPS / 1(800) 492-8477
www.psttap.org/MCAC

Maryland Joint Operations Center
Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136-5176
(410) 517-3700
www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA/

Maryland Local Emergency Managers
www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA

Local Information

Annapolis Office of Emergency Management
City of Annapolis
929 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 216-9167
www.annapolis.gov

Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management
Henry Hein Public Service Building
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410)222-0600
emergencymanagement@aacounty.org
www.aacounty.org/oem

Baltimore County Executive Office
400 Washington Ave
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-4420
www.baltimorecountymd.gov

Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management
700 E. Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 887-5996
www.baltimorecountymd.gov

Baltimore City
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-6188
EOC@baltimorecity.gov
www.baltimorecity.gov/emergency

United States Attorney's Office, Baltimore
ATAC Coordinator - (410) 209-4843
Chief Information Officer - (410) 209-4930
ATAC Executive Assistant - (410) 209-4868
www.justice.gov/usao/md

Cecil County Department of Emergency Services
107 Chesapeake Blvd, Suite 108
Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 996-5350
www.ccdes.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Maryland State Citizen Corps
Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism
300 West Preston Street, 15th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-1674
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Massachusetts

Sunday, February 5, 1978
February 5th, 1978. An aerial view of Boston in the winter.
Boston announced it would field a new professional soccer team that would take its name from local history: The Teamen would play in the next NASE season.

 

Monday, February 6, 1978
February 6th, 1978. Waves crash into coastal homes due to the blizzard's winds.
An enormous winter storm dumped 25 inches of snow in Boston. In the southern part of the state, accumulation was pegged as deep as 54 inches. Winds as powerful as 92 mph whipped the snow into drifts as high as 15’ and swelled tides from 3’ to 20’ above normal causing major coastal flooding. In all, the storm was responsible for 29 deaths, 10,000 evacuations, and $3.2 billion in damage.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) coordinates all preparedness resources throughout the Commonwealth. All 351 communities in the Commonwealth have developed their own individual Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, through the leadership of their local Emergency Management Director, in conjunction with MEMA. Information regarding Preparedness Information for Massachusetts, as well as contact information for every community's EMA Director can be found at the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema.

State Information

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702-5399
(508) 820-2000
www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema

Local Information

Boston Mayor's Office of Emergency Management
Boston City Hall, Rm 603
Boston, MA 02120
(617) 635-1400
City of Boston, Office of Emergency Management

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Massachusetts Citizen Corps
MA Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-1426
www.mass.gov/eopss/home-sec-emerg-resp

Michigan

Wednesday, January 12, 1994
January 9th, 1994. Ice skates balance upon heavily skated iced.
Tonya Harding won her second national skating championship in Detroit. Injured skater Nancy Kerrigan watched the event from the press box.

 

Thursday, January 13, 1994
January 10th, 1994. A light house and bridge are completely covered in ice and snow.
An arctic high pressure system dropped the mercury to extremely low temperatures for a week. The temperatures caused water and sewer pipes to burst across the state. The ruptured pipes flooded and froze homes and businesses with ice and sewage slush, racking up $50 million in damage. The coldest recorded temperature: Negative 53 near Amasa.

 

Michigan Prepares! When an emergency happens, your safety and the safety of your family may depend on decisions made in a few seconds. Creating a plan and talking about it ahead of time can make all the difference. Michigan's preparedness website contains a wide variety of information to help individuals and families develop an emergency plan. In addition, the website contains valuable information about natural disasters, chemical or biological emergencies, and much more. Make sure you and your family are prepared.

State Information

Michigan's Preparedness Website
http://www.michigan.gov/miready

Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division

7150 Harris Drive
Dimondale, MI 48821
517-284-3946

Email: msp-miready@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/emhsd

Local Information

City of Ann Arbor Office of Emergency Management
100 N. Fifth Avenue
Ann aArbor, MI 48104
(734) 794-6980
oem@a2gov.org
www.a2gov.org

City of Detroit Homeland Security and Emergency Management
13331 Lyndon Road
Detroit, MI 48227
(313) 596-5562
FAX: (313) 596-1712
HSEM@detroitmi.gov
www.detroitmi.gov

Macomb County Office of Emergency Management
21930 Dunham Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5270
www.macombcountymi.gov/OEM

Monroe County, Emergency Management Division
987 S. Raisinville Rd
Monroe, MI 48161
Voice: (734) 240-3135
Toll Free: (888) 354-5500 x3135
Fax: (734) 241-7136
E-mail: emd@monroemi.org
www.co.monroe.mi.us

Oakland County Office of Emergency Response & Preparedness
1200 N. Telegraph Rd
Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 858-5300
www.oakgov.com

Osceola County Emergency Management
4325 220th Ave / P.O. Box 25
Reed City, MI 49677
(231) 832-6172
www.osceolacountyemd.org

St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
200 Grand River Ave, Suite 204
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 989-6965
www.stclaircounty.org

Washtenaw County Emergency Management Division
2201 Hogback Road, P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
(734) 973-4900
www.ewashtenaw.org

Wayne County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Detroit, MI 48242
(734) 942-5289
www.waynecountyemd.com

Wexford County Emergency Management
7711 US 131 S, P.O. Box 92
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 779-9541
www.wexfordcounty.org/Services/EmergencyManagement/tabid/4720/Default.aspx

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Michigan Citizen Corps
4000 Collins Rd
Lansing, MI 48913
(517) 336-6429
www.michigan.gov/msp 

Minnesota

Wednesday, April 16, 1997
April 16th, 1997. A couple cheering while watching the basketball game on TV.
Fans were glued to their TVs as their underwhelming Minnesota Timberwolves overwhelmed the Miami Heat in their own building, 95-87. On their way to their first playoff appearance, it was Minnesota’s first win on the road this season against a team that was over .500.

 

Thursday, April 17, 1997
April 17th, 1997. Standing water floods the streets of Minnesota, measuring just under street signs.
The Red River, swollen from rain and a rapid snowmelt, tipped over its banks and flooded northwestern Minnesota. Water as deep as 54 feet deep spilled three miles inland to flood entire towns. Power was cut off to reduce the chance of electrical fire. The whole city of East Grand Forks was evacuated to the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. Rising water shut down the water purification for the few locals who remained. Thousands couldn’t return home for over a month.

 

State Information

Minnesota North Star
www.state.mn.us

Minnesota Homeland Security/Emergency Management
Minn. Dept. of Public Safety
444 Cedar Street, Suite 223
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 201-7426
www.hsem.state.mn.us

Local Information

Dakota County Emergency Services
Law Enforcement Center
1580 Hwy 55
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 438-4703
www.co.dakota.mn.us

Hennepin County Emergency Preparedness
1600 Prairie Drive
Medina, MN 55340
(763) 596-0250
www.hennepin.us

Minneapolis - Emergency Preparedness
Room 301M, City
350 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us

Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
90 W Plato Blvd Ste 220
St. Paul, MN 55107
(651) 266-1020
www.co.ramsey.mn.us

City of Saint Paul - Department of Emergency Management
367 Grove Street - 5th Floor
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 266-5491
www.stpaul.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

MN Homeland Security and Emergency Mgt.
444 Cedar Street, Suite 223
St. Paul, MN 55101-6223
(651) 201-7442
www.hsem.state.mn.us

Mississippi

Sunday, August 28, 2005
August 28th, 2005. Along the shoreline, a fisherman gets ready for the day as he pokes his cast-out pole into the sand.
Local catfish producers were upset that farmed catfish from Vietnam began to dominate the American market. But a regional ban on the Vietnamese fish went into place after it had been found to contain illegal antibiotics.

 

Monday, August 29, 2005
August 29th, 2005. Standing water floods the streets of Mississippi, measuring just under street signs.
Hurricane Katrina sent a 27-foot storm surge into beachfront towns across Mississippi, washing saltwater inland as far as 12 miles. Boats, cars, and casino barges were found atop buildings. All 82 Mississippi counties were declared disaster areas. Though overshadowed by the magnitude of the disaster in New Orleans, Katrina left 238 Mississippians dead and 67 missing.

 

State Information

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 5644
Pearl, MS 39288
(601) 933-MEMA (6362)
www.msema.org

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 346-1509
Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 346-1509
Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Missouri

Saturday, May 21, 2011
May 21st, 2011. A young woman poses for a post-graduation picture sporting a burgundy robe and cap.
Missouri Southern State University held its graduation, calling its graduates to the stage with the familiar alphabetical-order procession.

 

Sunday, May 22, 2011
May 22nd, 2011. A single family home lays in shambles as drywall and kitchen cabinets are exposed.
A mile-wide tornado touched down in Joplin, at 5:41 p.m. Violent, 200-mph winds crippled the city. In minutes, Joplin’s only high school was destroyed. Survivors were trapped in their basements well into the night and the next day. Hundreds were injured. The death total climbed to 161, making it the deadliest tornado in nearly 60 years.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
230 Militia Drive, P.O.Box 116
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 634-9100
sema.dps.mo.gov

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
912 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 526-4768
www.dhss.mo.gov
Ready in 3

Local Information

City of Kansas City Missouri
29th Floor, City Hall
414 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106-2705
(816) 513-1408
www.kcmo.org/CKCMO

Laclede County Office of Emergency Management
Laclede County Government Center
200 North Adams Avenue
Lebanon, MO 65536
Tel:(417) 532-6992
Fax:(417) 588-7976
www.lacledeoem.net

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
600 Broadway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 474-4240
www.marc.org

St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS)
14301 South Outer 40 Drive
Town & Country, MO 63017
(314) 244-9600
www.stl-starrs.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Missouri State Citizen Corps
P.O. Box 116
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 526-9223
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Localized Ready Programs

Kansas City
The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee of Greater Kansas City localized the Ready Campaign in August 2007 and again in September 2009 including English and Spanish television PSAs. The ads fulfill to a local regional Web site, http://www.preparemetrokc.org and http://www.preparemetrokc.org/espanol.

Montana

Thursday, July 27, 2000
July 27th, 2000. People walking through an art museum.
Montanaʼs youth was quietly mourning Napster, the free file sharing service, shut down by court order. But a broad display of visual art, gifted by the Norton Family Foundation, was on display at the Art Museum of Missoula.

 

Friday, July 28, 2000
July 28th, 2000. Firefighters stand in a forest holding chainsaws in an attempt to control a wildfire.
Hot charcoal dumped from a barbecue sparked massive wildfires. Two of which threatened Helena, the state capitol, prompting several hundred families to evacuate. Over 24,000 acres and 36 homes and buildings had been burned by the second day of the blaze. Nearly 1,000 firefighters arrived to tackle the wildfires, supported by seven helicopters, two water tank-equipped planes, and 30 firetrucks. But four days after the fires began firefighters were still battling a fire that had burned almost 50,000 acres.

 

State Information

Montana State Government
http://mt.gov

Montana Office of Disaster and Emergency Services
(406) 324-4777
http://montanadma.org/disaster-and-emergency-services

 

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Governor’s Office of Community Service
1301 E. Lockey
Helena, MT 59601
P.O. Box 200801
Helena MT 59604
(406) 841-3947
Montana State Citizen Corps Council

 

Nebraska

Friday, May 21, 2004
May 21st, 2004. Students in a classroom taking an exam.
The University of Nebraska was having a hard time finding a president. After a long process, two of the four finalists withdrew their candidacy at the last minute. The front-runner was now a University of North Carolina vice president.

 

Saturday, May 22, 2004
May 22, 2004. Corn is removed from a damaged grain silo.
Southern Nebraska was struck by a series of violent tornados. The largest tornado, an EF4 that struck the village of Hallam, had a vortex that was 2.5 miles wide—possibly the widest funnel ever recorded. It destroyed 95 percent of Hallamʼs buildings, leveled the high schoolʼs auditorium, and derailed a freight train with such force that the cars lay 20 feet from where they previously stood. One person was killed and 37 injured.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
1300 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508-1090
(402) 471-7430
www.nema.ne.gov

Local Information

Adams County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
1313 N. Hastings Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901
Phone (402) 461-2360
Fax (402) 461-2367
www.acema.org

Douglas County Emergency Management Agency
Civic Center, EOC 114
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-5040
www.co.douglas.ne.us/county/emergency

City of Omaha, Office of the Mayor
1819 Farnam Street, Ste 300
Omaha, NE 61813
(402) 444-5000
www.cityofomaha.org/mayor

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Nebraska Citizen Corps Council
Citizen Corps Program Officer
ServeNebraska - Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission
Sixth Floor, State Capitol
P.O. Box 98927
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-6226
www.serve.nebraska.gov

Nevada

Tuesday, July 13, 2004
July 13, 2004. An old wheel and barrel rest against a wooden fence in the desert.
Near Carson City, a theme park based on “Bonanza,” the TV western series from the 1960s, had been sold to an investor. He promised a small but vital facelift to the park.

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2004
July 14th, 2004. Fire engulfs the desert grass.
A human-caused wildfire blazed through Kings Canyon, just west of Carson City. It quickly blackened 300 acres and approached homes. Over 250 firefighters began fighting the fire but shifting winds and warm temperatures thwarted initial containment efforts. As the fire worsened, 1,700 more firefighters arrived to help. The fire ultimately burnt over 7,500 acres and 26 buildings and caused sudden evacuations.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Nevada Homeland Security
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
(775) 687-0300
http://homelandsecurity.nv.gov

Local Information

Clark County Office of Emergency Management
500 South Grand Central Parkway,
P.O. Box 551713, 6th Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89155
(702) 455-5710
www.clarkcountynv.gov

City of Henderson Office of Emergency Management
240 Water Street
Henderson, NV 89009-5050
(702) 267-2212
www.cityofhenderson.com/emergencymanagement

Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management
7551 Sauer Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 229-6501
www.lasvegasnevada.gov/information

Washoe County Emergency Management Program
5195 Spectrum Blvd
Reno, NV 89512
phone: (775) 337-5855
fax: (775) 337-5894
www.readywashoe.com

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

State of Nevada Citizen Corps Council
101 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-7320
http://dem.nv.gov/homeland_security/CC_Home/

New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
July 23rd, 2008. A little girl and her mother enjoying a ride at the fair.
The 41st annual Stratham Fair was set to kick off the next day with rides, tractor pulls, animal shows, bands, and the Miss Stratham Fair Pageant.

 

Thursday, July 24, 2008
July 24th, 2008. An aerial view of a demolished home. N.H. Department of Safety
A tornado with 135 mph winds cut through nine towns and 8,400 acres. Almost 100 homes were ruined or damaged. A 20-mile stretch of trees had been blown down to the ground. Garages had been cut in half by falling timber. Telephone and electrical poles had fallen and service was cut in several communities. When the tornado struck a home in Deerfield it threw a man into the yard and killed a woman inside. The coupleʼs three-month-old grandson survived.

 

State Information

New Hampshire Department of Safety
Homeland Security & Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 271-2231
www.nh.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

New Hampshire State Citizen Corps Council
117 Pleasant St.
4th Floor, Dolloff Building
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-6098
www.nhcitizencorps.org

New Jersey

Saturday, August 27, 2011
August 27th, 2011. A person driving a golf court along the course.
In Edison, the PGA Barclays Classic cut the field of golfers to 138. The tournament announced that competition would be shortened to 54 holes due to a hurricane swirling offshore.

 

Sunday, August 28, 2011
August 28th, 2011. A woman stands in flood waters in the street.
Hurricane Irene flooded the state with a record 11.27 inches of water, causing the closure of the heavily trafficked Interstate 287 and the Garden State Parkway. In place of cars, motorboats cruised over the submerged city streets to check on friends, family, and property. Irene displaced over 6,000 people and killed seven.

 

State Information

Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness
Location: 1200 Negron Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691
Mail: PO Box 091
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 584-4000
OHSP@ohsp.state.nj.us
www.njhomelandsecurity.gov

Office of the Attorney General
Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
P.O. Box 081
Trenton, NJ 8625
(609) 292-9660
www.state.nj.us/lps

Local Information

Essex County Office of Emergency Management
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
Tel: (973) 324-9750
Fax: (973) 324-9759
www.essexsheriff.com

Hudson County
595 County Ave
Building One
Secaucus, NJ 7094
(201) 319-3871
www.hudsoncountynj.org

Newark Fire Department
Office of Emergency Management
1 Lincoln Avenue, Room 206A
Newark, NJ 7104
(973) 733-3660
www.ci.newark.nj.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

New Jersey State Citizen Corps Council
NJSP Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
(609) 963-6995
www.state.nj.us/njoem/citizen/citizen.html

New Mexico

Thursday, May 4, 2000
May 4th, 2000. Men and women in an auditorium watching a presentation.
The International BEAM Robotics Conference was set to open its doors for two days days of fun and learning about robotics in Santa Fe. At a local college, physicist Chris Langton would deliver a lecture about artificial life.

 

Friday, May 5, 2000
May 5th, 2000. A section of the neighborhood burned from the fires.
A controlled burn to prevent future forest fires blazed out of control and scorched 48,000 acres. Two towns were ordered to evacuate. Over 230 homes burned in Los Alamos, a town famed for holding nuclear material and facilities. While much of the town was lost, no nuclear material was released or damaged. The sudden loss of water-containing forest ensured the burned area will be prone to flash floods for a generation.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
PO Box 27111
Santa Fe, NM 87502
www.nmdhsem.org

Local Information

City of Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management
200 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 955-6537
www.santafenm.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

New Mexico Citizen Corps State Council
P.O. Box 1628
13 Bataan Boulevard
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
(505) 476-9690
http://www.nmdhsem.org/citizen_corp.aspx

New York

Friday, March 12, 1993
March 12th, 1993. A sign of Madison Square Garden along a tile wall in the subway station.
At Madison Square Garden, Syracuse qualified for the finals of the NCAA Big East basketball tournament following an 84-72 win over St. Johnʼs. A time-out was called in the first half when water was found dripping from the ceiling.

 

Saturday, March 13, 1993
March 13th, 1993. Snow covers coffee tables and chairs in the city.
The winter “storm of the century” crashed into New York state. Coastal areas were assailed by wind that tore roofs from homes, storm surges, and sheets of rain. Inland, a record 43 inches of snow buried Syracuse. A foot piled up in New York City accompanied by 70 mph winds. New York City bus and rail service shuttered along with huge public events, including three games in the NBA and NHL. Some 2,000 people were stranded at airports. Five people died across the state.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

New York State Office of Homeland Security
1220 Washington Avenue, Building 7A
Albany, NY 12242
(518) 408-2227
www.security.state.ny.us

New York State Emergency Management Office
State Capitol
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
(518) 292-2200
www.semo.state.ny.us

Local Information

Albany County
112 State Street, Room 200
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 447-7040
www.albanycounty.com

Albany City Public Safety
165 Henry Johnson Blvd.
Albany , NY 12210
(518) 462-8021
http://albanyny.gov

City of Buffalo Homeland Security
65 Niagara Square, Rm 223
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 851-6510
www.ci.buffalo.ny.us

Town of Colonie
Emergency Management and Planning
Memorial Town Hall
PO Box 508
Newtonville, NY 12128
(518) 782-2609
www.colonie.org/emp

Erie County Department of Health
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-7690
www.erie.gov/health

Erie County Emergency Services
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-6578
www.erie.gov

New York City Office of Emergency Management
165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.nyc.gov

The New York City Office of Emergency Management's Ready New York preparedness program can be accessed by visiting www.nyc.gov/oem. This website includes emergency preparedness information about the Ready New York, NYC CERT, and Citizen Corp Council programs.

Office of Emergency Management
Ready New York

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

New York State Citizen Corps
New York State Office of Emergency Management
1220 Washington Avenue, Suite 101, Bldg. 22
Albany, NY 12226
(518) 292-2326
www.semo.state.ny.us

Localized Ready Programs

New York City
The New York City Office of Emergency Management localized the Ready Campaign in June 2007. The campaign included five television spots, one radio spot, two print ads, a web banner, and one outdoor spot that was displayed on a wallscape in Manhattan’s Gramercy neighborhood. In 2009, the NYC OEM partnered with the American Red Cross in Greater New York to create a fully integrated campaign entitled Ready New York City (Listo New York City is the Spanish counterpart). The campaign featured its own creative material as well as a new website,www.readynyc.org, that controlled all messaging.

North Carolina

Wednesday, September 15, 1999
September 14th, 1999. A picture of a fishing boat in the water.
A week after floodwater had polluted the coastline, biologists and commercial fisherman worried about the future of fishing in North Carolina. So far, it had cost fisherman an estimated $19 million in lost income.

 

Thursday, September 16, 1999
September 15th, 1999. A damaged home rests on its side,
Hurricane Floyd moved slowly over North Carolina, giving it ample time to drench the already sodden state. Floyd hammered the state with 17 inches of rain. Because the storm was overnight, many Carolinians were unaware they were underwater until water poured into their homes and woke them. In the meantime, turbulent storm winds spawned several tornadoes. Despite an evacuation that was at the time the most extensive in American history, 35 people were killed.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
4713 Mail Service Center
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 733-3867
Department of Crime Control and Public Safety
Ready North Carolina

North Carolina Emergency Management Association
Stanly County Emergency Management
201 South Second Street
Albemarle, NC 28001
https://ncema.renci.org

Local Information

Alexander County Emergency Management
621 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, N.C. 28681
Phone: (828) 632-1160
Fax: (828) 632-0059
www.co.alexander.nc.us

Alleghany County Emergency Management
348 South Main Street
P.O. Box 1233
Sparta, NC 28675
Phone: (336) 372-6220
Fax: (336) 372-6217
alleghanyem@skybest.com
http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov

Ashe County Emergency Management Office
Ashe County Courthouse
150 Government Circle Suite 2400
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5521
Fax: (336) 846-5523
emc@ashecountygov.com
www.ashecountygov.com

Anson County Emergency Management
107-B East Ashe Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Phone: (704) 694-4972
Fax: (704) 694-5864
Cell: (704) 695-7042
www.co.anson.nc.us

Bertie County EMS
Emergency Management
Address: PO Box 530
Windsor, NC 27983
Phone: (252) 794-5302
Fax: (252) 794-5327
www.co.bertie.nc.us

Bladen County Emergency Services
106 E. Broad Street
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Bladen County Courthouse Room G-12
(910) 862-6760
OEM@bladenco.org
www.bladeninfo.org

Brunswick County Department of Emergency Services
3325 Old Ocean Highway
Government Center - Building C
Bolivia, NC 28422
Phone: (910) 253-5383
Fax: (910) 253-4451
www.brunswickcountync.gov

Department of Emergency Services of Buncombe County
164 Erwin Hills Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 250-6650
www.buncombecounty.org

Burke County Emergency Services
PO Box 219
200 Avery Avenue
Morganton, North Carolina 28680-0219
Phone: (828) 433-6609
Fax: (828) 438-1841
TDD: (828) 437-1911
www.bceoc.org

Cabarrus County
65 Church Street S.E.
P.O. Box 707
Concord, NC 28026-0707
Phone: (704) 920-2000
Fax: (704) 920-2250

Caldwell County Office of Emergency Services
P.O. Box 2200 - 616 West Avenue, NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 757-1424
Fax: (828) 757-1182
www.caldwellcountync.org

Carteret County Office of Emergency Services
County Administration Building
303 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC, 28516
Phone: (252) 728-8470
Fax: (252) 728-8459
www.co.carteret.nc.us

Catawba County Emergency Management
100-A South West Blvd
Newton, NC 28658
Phone: (828) 465-8230
www.catawbacountync.gov

Charlotte/Mecklenburg Emergency Management
600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-2852
(704) 336-4174
http://charmeckem.net/

Mayor, City of Charlotte
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 336-2241
http://charmeck.org

Chatham County Emergency Management
12 East Street
P.O. Box 1809
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: (919) 542-8200
Fax: (919) 542-8272 FAX
www.chathamnc.org

Cherokee County Emergency Management
59 Hiwassee St.
Suite 105
Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: (828)837-2124
Fax: (828)837-7352
www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov

Chowan County Emergency Services
208 W. Hicks St.
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone: (252) 482-4365
www.chowancounty-nc.gov

Cleveland County Emergency Management
P.O. Box 2232
Shelby, NC 28151
Phone: (704) 484-4841
Fax: (704) 484-4895
www.clevelandcounty.com

Columbus County Emergency Services
608 North Thompson Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640 6610
Fax: (910) 640 1241
www.columbusco.org

Craven County Emergency Services
406 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Director: Stanley L. Kite
Phone: (252) 636-6608
Fax: (252) 636-6655
skite@cravencountync.gov
www.cravencounty.com

Cumberland County Emergency Management
131 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 321-6736
Fax: (910) 677-5552
www.co.cumberland.nc.us

Currituck County Emergency Management
147 Courthouse Road,
Currituck, NC 27929
Phone: (252) 232-2115, ext. 4001
Fax: (252) 232-2750
www.co.currituck.nc.us

Dare County Emergency Management
Dare County Detention Center 2nd Floor
1044 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 475-5655
www.co.dare.nc.us

Davidson County Emergency Management
913 Greensboro Street
Lexington, North Carolina 27292
(336) 242-2000
www.co.davidson.nc.us

Duplin County Emergency Management
209 Seminary St.,
Kenansville, NC
(910) 296-2160
www.duplincountync.com

Durham County Emergency Management
2422 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 560-0660
Fax: (919) 560-0670
www.durhamcountync.gov

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - Emergency Management
282 Seven Clans Lane
Cherokee, NC 28719
(828) 554-6433 or 6434  Fax (828) 554-6445
http://nc-cherokee.com/operations/home/public-safety/emergency-management9-1-1/  

Edgecombe County Emergency Management
201 St. Andrew St.
Room 233
PO Box 10
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 641-7816
www.edgecombecountync.gov

Forsyth County/City of Winston-Salem Emergency Management
Smith Reynolds Airport, Room 104
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 727-8000.
Fax: (336) 727-2200
citylink@cityofws.org
www.ci.winston-salem.nc.us

Gaston County Emergency Management
P.O. Box 1578, Gastonia, NC 28053 -1578
Location: 615 North Highland St., Gastonia, NC 28053
(704) 866-3350
(704) 866-3300 [after hours]
www.gastongov.com

Gates County Emergency Management
105 New Road
Gatesville, NC 27938
(252) 357-5569


 Granville County Emergency Management
143 Williamsboro Street
Oxford, North Carolina 27565
(919) 603-1310
www.granvillecounty.org

Greene County Emergency Services
201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone: (252) 747-2544
Fax: (252) 747-4222
www.co.greene.nc.us

Greensboro Emergency Management
300 South Swing Road
Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone: (336) 373-2951
Fax: (336) 373-2557
www.greensboro-nc.gov

Guilford County Emergency Management
1002 Meadowood St
Greensboro, NC 27409-2822
Phone: (336) 641-2278
www.readyguilford.com

Halifax County Emergency Services
Historic Courthouse
P.O. Box 677
Halifax, NC 27839
Phone: (252) 583-2088
Fax: (252) 583-2435
www.halifaxnc.com

Harnett County Emergency Management
P. O. Box 370 Lillington, NC 27546
200 North 13th Street, Suite 19
Erwin, NC 28339
Phone: (910) 893-7580
Fax: (910) 893-5025
www.harnett.org

Henderson County Emergency Management
211 First Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-4728
www.hcemergencyplan.org

Hertford County Emergency Services
102 Industrial Park Road
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: (252) 358-7861
Fax: (252) 358-7899
www.co.hertford.nc.us

Hoke County Emergency Management
429 East Central Avenue
PO Box 299
Raeford, NC 28376
Phone: (910)875-4126
Fax: (910) 875-3726
www.hokecounty.net

Hyde County Emergency Management
30 Oyster Creek Road
P.O. Box 95, Swan Quarter, NC 27885
Phone: (252) 926-4372
Fax: (252) 926-3701
www.hydecounty.org

Iredell County Emergency Management
Iredell County Government Center
Annex Building - Lower Level
200 S. Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 878-5353
www.co.iredell.nc.us

Jackson County Emergency Management
Phone: (828) 586-7592
Fax: (828) 586-7508
www.jacksonnc.org

Johnston County Emergency Management
120 South Third Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-5050
ems@johnstonnc.com
www.johnstonnc.com

Lenoir County Emergency Services
200 Rhodes Avenue
PO Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: (252) 526-6666
Fax: (252) 559-6152
www.lenoircountyemergencyservices.com

Lincoln County Emergency Management
115 West Main Street
Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
Phone: (704) 736-8660
Fax: (704) 732-9036

Macon County Emergency Services
104 East Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 349-2067
www.maconnc.org

Mecklenburg County/City of Charlotte Emergency Management
www.charmeck.org

Mitchell County Emergency Management
www.mitchellcounty.org

Moore County Emergency Services
PO Box 905, 103 Saunders Street,
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: (910) 947-6317
Fax: (910) 947-6378
www.moorecountync.gov

Nash County Emergency Services
120 W. Washington Street
Suite 1102
Nashville, NC 27856
(252) 459-9805
www.co.nash.nc.us/

Northampton County Emergency Services
PO Box 682
Jackson, NC 27845
Phone: (252) 574-0214
Fax: (252) 534-1433
www.northamptonnc.com

Onslow County Emergency Services
1180 Commons Drive N.
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Phone: (910) 347-4270
Fax: (910) 455-6767
www.onslowcountync.gov

Orange County Emergency Management
PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: (919) 245-6100
Fax: (919) 732-8130
24-hour Phone: (919) 732-5063
www.co.orange.nc.us

Pamlico County Emergency Management
(252) 745-4131
www.pamlico-nc.com

Pasquotank-Camden Counties Emergency Management
PO Box 130
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-0130
Phone: (252) 335-4444
Fax: (252) 335-1777
www.co.pasquotank.nc.us

Pender County Emergency Management
www.penderem.com

Perquimans County Emergency Management
P.O. Box 45
104 Dobbs St
Hertford, NC 27944
Phone: (252) 426-7029
Fax: (252) 426-1875
www.co.perquimans.nc.us

Person County Emergency Services
216 West Barden Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-3136
www.personcounty.net

Pitt County Emergency Services
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834-1696
Phone: (252) 902-3951
Fax: (252) 830-6348
www.co.pitt.nc.us

Polk County Emergency Services
340 Hospital Dr
Columbus NC 28722
PO Box 308
(828) 894-3067
www.polknc.org

Raleigh - State Capital
Mayor, City of Raleigh
222 W. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 890-3100
www.raleighnc.gov

Randolph County Emergency Services
(336) 318-6913 Asheboro/Randleman
(336) 819-3913 Archdale/Trinity/High Point
(336) 218-4913 Liberty/Staley/Greensboro
www.co.randolph.nc.us

Robeson County Emergency Management
108 W 8 th St.
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: (910) 671-3150
Fax: (910) 737-5079
www.co.robeson.nc.us

Rowan County Emergency Management
2727 Old Concord Rd Suite E
Salisbury, NC 28146-8388
Phone: (704) 216-8900
Fax: (704) 216-8921
www.rowancountync.gov

Rutherford County Emergency Services
339 Callahan Koon Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Phone: (828) 287-6075
Fax: (828) 287-6489
www.rutherfordcountync.gov

Sampson County Emergency Management
107 Underwood Street
Post Office Box 8
Clinton, NC 28328
Phone: (910) 592-8996
Fax: (910) 590-5383
www.sampsonnc.com

Scotland County Emergency Services
www.scotlandcounty.org

Stanly County Emergency Services
Stanly County Court House
201 South Second Street
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: (704) 986-3650
Fax: (704) 986-3653
www.co.stanly.nc.us

Surry County Emergency Services
Human Services Building
1218 State Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone: (336) 783-9000
Fax: (336) 783-9010
www.co.surry.nc.us

Transylvania County Emergency Management
Phone: (828) 884-3108
www.transylvaniacounty.org

Union County Emergency Management
805 Skyway Dr.
Monroe, NC 28110
Phone: (704) 296-4296
Fax: (704) 283-3716
www.co.union.nc.us

Vance County Emergency Management
www.vancecounty.com

Wake County Emergency Management
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 856-6480
www.readywake.com

Warren County Emergency Management
540 West Ridgeway Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: (252)257-2666
Fax: (252)257-9458
warrcoemgs@vance.net
www.warrencountync.com

Watauga County Emergency Management
184 Hodges Gap Road, Box D
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-4235
Fax: (828) 262-5725
www.wataugacounty.org

Wayne County Emergency Management
134 N. John Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 731-1416
www.waynegov.com

Wilkes County Emergency Management
110 North Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: (336) 651-7305
Fax: (336) 651-7566
www.wilkescounty.net

Wilson County Emergency Management
1817 Glendale Dr.
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: (252)399-2830
Fax: (252) 399-2780
www.wilson-co.com

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management
Smith Reynolds Airport, Suite 104
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(336) 661-6440
www.em.cityofws.org

Yadkin County Emergency Services
PO Box 146
Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 679-4232
Fax: (336) 679-7646
www.yadkincountync.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, Citizen Corps
20312 Mail Service Center
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27699-0312
(919) 715-3470
www.volunteernc.org

Localized Ready Programs

North Carolina
The Ready North Carolina campaign provides North Carolinians with the information you need to prepare for all types of emergencies.

North Dakota

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
June 22nd, 2011. An empty race-car stadium.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart arrived in Fargo. After a disappointing finish on the same track last year, Stewart promised more this year. But pouring rain delayed the race by a day.

 

Thursday, June 23, 2011
June 23rd, 2011. A pile of furniture is on the sidewalk with rain waters covering the streets.
The levees held but overflowed, triggering flood evacuation sirens. As 12,000 people attempted to flee, countless roads sat underwater. So did 3,000 homes and entire neighborhoods. Hundreds of people took to makeshift shelters at a university and Minot Air Force Base. Burlington, a town of 1,000 that was founded in 1883, lost nearly half of its infrastructure. “Weʼre no longer able to save the city,” Burlingtonʼs mayor told CBS news. The record flooding of 1969 had been broken.

 

State Information

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services
www.nd.gov/des/homeland

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

North Dakota Citizen Corps Council
410 E Front Ave
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 223-3518
www.ndlc.org

Northern Mariana Islands

Sunday, August 22, 2004
August 22nd, 2004. Palm trees and stones with the ocean in the background.
Though a typhoon was approaching, moving at 15 mph, and emergency shelters opened to the public that morning, relatively few people had taken precautions.

 

Monday, August 23, 2004
August 23rd, 2004. Trees are bending due to the strong winds.
Super Typhoon Chabaʼs winds howled nearly three times faster than an interstate speed limit—a maximum wind speed was recorded at 178 mph. The winds ripped mature trees from the ground and blew entire rooftops from buildings. On the island of Rota, over 200 homes were heavily damaged and 1,000 people were homeless. Power went out across the island. Two people were killed, one of whom was attempting to photograph damage as it unfolded.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

Territorial Information

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Office of Homeland Security

1326 Guguan Dr.
P.O. Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 664-2216
www.cnmihomelandsecurity.gov.mp

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Citizen Corps Council

PO Box 100007
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 322-8001 x21
www.cnmihomelandsecurity.gov.mp

Ohio

Tuesday, April 2, 1974
April 2nd, 1974. A gas price sign at the local station.
A great day for road trippers: Ohioʼs Standard Oil announced it would cut wholesale prices of home heating oil and diesel by three-tenths of a cent per gallon. Not to be outdone, BP cut prices a full tenth-of-a-cent more.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 1974
April 3rd, 1974. A truck lays on top of a demolished brick building. Ohio Historical Society
An outbreak of tornados—148 of them—touched down in Ohio and 12 neighboring states. Hardest hit was the town of Xenia, when a tornado landed at 4:30p.m. The EF5 tornado snapped mature trees, hurled debris, and flattened a city quarter, including Xenia High School. Though school was over for the day, a group of students rehearsed a play in the auditorium. In all, 32 townspeople lost their lives.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Homeland Security
1970 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 387-6171
www.Ready.Ohio.gov

Ohio Emergency Management Agency
2855 W. Dublin Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235-2206
(614) 889-7150
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Ohio Homeland Security

Ohio Department of Health
Office of Health Preparedness
35 East Chestnut Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 644-6133
www.odh.ohio.gov

Local Information

City of Akron
166 S High St #200
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 375-2345
www.ci.akron.oh.us

Ashtabula County EMA
George Sabo, Director
25 W Jefferson St
Jefferson OH 44047
(440) 576–9148
www.co.ashtabula.oh.us

City of Cincinnati
801 Plum St. Rm 150
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1979
(513) 352-3250
www.cincinnati-oh.gov

City of Cleveland
Office of Homeland Security
205 W. St. Clair Ave., 5th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 664-7171
emergencypreparedness@city.cleveland.oh.us
www.city.cleveland.oh.us

City of Columbus
City Hall 2nd Floor
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 645-2489
https://www.columbus.gov/

Cuyahoga County EMA
Brandy Carney, Director
1276 West 3rd Street, Suite 325
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 443-5700
ema@ema.cuyahogacounty.us
http://ja.cuyahogacounty.us

Darke County EMA
5183 County Home Rd.
Greenville OH 45331
(937) 548-1444
www.darkecountyema.org

City of Dayton
101 W. Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 333-3636
www.daytonohio.gov

Franklin County EMA
Michael R. Pannell, Director
5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43230-1049
(614) 794-0213
www.franklincountyohio.gov

Hamilton County EMA
Director Michael Snowden
2000 Radcliff Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
(513) 263-8200
www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org

Lucas County EMA
Director Joe Walter
2144 Monroe Street
Toledo, Ohio 43624
(419) 213-6503
www.co.lucas.oh.us

Montgomery County EMA
Director Jeffrey Jordan
117 South Main Street/Suite 721
Dayton, Ohio 45422
(937) 224-8936
www.mcohio.org/

Summit County EMA
175 S. Main St., Suite 204
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 643-2558
Fax: (330) 643-2889
www.co.summit.oh.us

City of Toledo
One Government Center
640 Jackson
Suite 2200
Toledo, Ohio 43604
(419) 245-1001
www.ci.toledo.oh.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Ohio Responds
www.OhioResponds.gov

Localized Ready Programs

Ohio
ReadyOhio provides links to the Ready campaign’s Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed and Listo.gov. It also provides easy access to fact sheets on incidents that are common in Ohio. It asks Ohioans if they are ready for home fire prevention, floods, thunder and lightning, power outages, tornadoes, winter storms and evacuation. Each page provides definitions and/or descriptions of each hazard and provides a link to more complete disaster supplies kit checklist, provided by the American Red Cross.

Oklahoma

Sunday, May 2, 1999
May 2nd, 1999. Fans in their seats wearing red caps and watching the game.
The Oklahoma Sooners defeated OSU in baseball to secure the eighth and final spot in the conference tournament. Later that night, former Oklahoma Redhawks shortstop Kelly Dransfeldt made his Major League debut for the Texas Rangers.

 

Monday, May 3, 1999
May 3rd, 1999. A pile of cars destroyed from the tornado.
At 6:23 p.m., an EF5 tornado touched down southwest of Chickasha. It tore through Bridge Creek, Oklahoma City, Moore, Del City, Tinker Air Force Base, and Midwest City. Houses were pulled clean off of their foundations. The $1.1 billion in damage made it the costliest single tornado in U.S. history. Though 36 people died, an early warning saved countless lives.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security
3600 North Martin Luther King Avenue
P.O. Box 11415
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0415
(405) 425-7296
www.ok.gov/homeland

Local Information

City of Altus Emergency Management
300 E. Commerce
Altus, OK 73521
(580) 482-8333
http://www.cityofaltus.org/

Custer County - Emergency Management
675 B Street
Arapaho, Ok 73620-0300
(580) 323-4105
www.custer.okcountis.org

Oklahoma City Emergency Management
4600 N. Martin Luther King Ave
Oklahoma City, Ok 73111
(405) 297-1117
www.okc.gov

Woodward County Office of Emergency Management
1219 8th Street
Woodward, OK 73801
405-HOOK-EKO (405-466-5356)
www.cityofwoodward.com

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Oklahoma State Citizen Corps
Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security
3600 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 425-7296
www.citizencorps.ok.gov

Oregon

Thursday, December 17, 1964
December 17th, 1964. A crowd of fans at the stadium.
The 57-man Oregon State football team flew to the Rose Bowl to face Michigan. With Oregon playing in the bowl rather than a team from California, Oregon was expecting a hostile crowd.

 

Friday, December 18, 1964
December 18th, 1964. High waters from the river gush through the streets.
After heavy snowfall and record rains, central Oregon was swamped with a once-every-thousand-years flood. More than 30 bridges became impassable and sections of Salemʼs surrounding highways were underwater. Water pressure from sewers shot gushing waste water out of manholes. Over 100 patients were evacuated from a hospital. After floodwater swamped a sewage treatment plant, raw sewage began flowing into the Willamette River. One man died when a bridge collapsed. The National Weather Service called it “the most severe rainstorm” in central Oregonʼs history.

 

State Information

Oregon Office of Homeland Security
P.O. Box 14370
3225 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97309
(503) 378-3056
www.oregon.gov

Local Information

Clackamas County Emergency Management
2200 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 655-8378
Fax: (503) 655-8531
www.clackamas.us/emergency/

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Emergency Management
1036 SE Douglas Avenue
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Phone: (541) 440-4448
Fax: (541) 440-4470
www.dcso.com

Emergency Management City of Eugene
101 E Broadway Suite 450
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 682-5665
Fax: (541) 682-5211
www.eugene-or.gov

City of Gresham Community Services Division
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 618-2567
landavazo@ci.gresham.or.us
www.greshamoregon.gov

Klamath County Public Health, Emergency Preparedness
3314 Vandenberg Rd
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
Phone: 541-851-3736
FAX: 541-885-3638

Marion County Emergency Management
5155 Silverton Road NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 391-7294 (Rumor Control Line)
www.co.marion.or.us

Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 988-6700
Fax: (503) 988-6095
www.multco.us

Office of Consolidated Emergency Management for Washington County
20665 SW Blanton St.
Aloha, OR 97007
(503) 259-1169
www.ocem.org
www.take5tosurvive.com

Portland Office of Emergency Management
1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 650
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-4375
www.portlandonline.com/oem

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
Division of Emergency Management

5995 Long Prairie Rd.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-3412
Fax: (503) 815-3195
www.co.tillamook.or.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Oregon State Citizen Corps
PO Box 14370
Salem, OR 97309
(503) 378-2911
www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/

Pennsylvania

Monday, June 1, 1998
June 1st, 1998. A pile of "On Strike" signs lay on the ground.
Over 5,000 Philadelphia transit workers walked off the job and began a strike. With 400,000 Philadelphians relying on public transportation, the city was bracing for a traffic jam for the ages.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 1998
June 2nd, 1998. A man stares at his home destroyed from the tornado.
Forty-five tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania during a three-day span. A mile-wide tornado with several funnels tore up 48 miles of Somerset County. Entire cattle herds were killed, and a few cows were hurled 100 yards. In Wyoming County, two people were pulled from their home and thrown into another, killing them instantly. Boats moored in Lake Carey were picked up and tossed inland and millions of dollars worth of crops were destroyed.

 

State Information

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 651-2141
http://pa.gov

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
PEMA Headquarters
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364
www.pema.state.pa.us

Local Information

Adams County
230 Greenamyer Lane
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2313
Office: (717) 334-8603
Fax: (717) 334-1822 / 6926
www.adamscounty.us

Allegheny County
400 North Lexington Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Office: (412) 473-2550
Fax: (412) 473-2623
www.alleghenycounty.us

Armstrong County
450 East Market Street
Kittanning, PA 16201-1409
Office: (724) 548-3431
Fax: (724) 548-3243
http://co.armstrong.pa.us

Beaver County
250 East End Ave
Beaver, PA 15009
Office: (724) 775-1700
Fax: (724) 775-1163
www.beavercountypa.gov

Bedford County
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522
Office: (814) 623-1105
Fax: (814) 623-0799
bedfordcountypa.org

Berks County
Direct Link Technology Center
2561 Bernville Rd.
Reading, PA 19605
Office: (610) 374-4800
Fax: (610) 374-8865
www.co.berks.pa.us

Blair County
Department of Emergency Services
615 Fourth St
Altoona, PA 16602
Office: (814) 940-5900
Fax: (814) 940-5907
http://blair.pacounties.org

Bradford County
R.R.#1, Box 179-C
Towanda, PA 18848
Office: (570) 265-5022
Fax: (570) 265-4774
www.bradfordcountypa.org

Bucks County
911 Ivyglenn Circle
Ivyland, PA 18974
Office: (215) 340-8700
Fax: (215) 957-0765
www.buckscounty.org

Butler County
120 McCune Drive
Butler, PA 16001
Office: (724) 284-5211
Fax: (724) 285-6388
www.co.butler.pa.us

Cambria County
110 Franklin Street Suite 200
Johnstown, PA 15901
Office: 814) 534-4342
Fax: (814) 536-2610
www.co.cambria.pa.us

Cameron County
County Courthouse 20 East 5th Street
Emporium, PA 15834
Office: (814) 486-9352
Fax: (814) 486-9393
www.cameroncountypa.com

Carbon County
1264 Emergency Lane
Nesquehoning, PA 18240-8948
Office: (570) 325-3097
Fax: (570) 325-9132
www.carboncounty.com/

Centre County
420 Holmes Street, Room 134
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Office: (814) 355-6745
Fax: (814) 355-6589
www.co.centre.pa.us

Chester County
601 Westtown Road, Suite 12
West Chester, PA 19382
Office: (610) 344-5100
Fax: (610) 344-5050
www.chesco.org

Clarion County
Court House 421 Madison Road
Clarion, PA 16214
Office: (814) 226-6631
Fax: (814) 226-4294
www.oes.clarion.pa.us

Clearfield County
911 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA 16830-3245
Office: (814) 765-5357
Fax: (814) 768-9920
www.clearfield911.com

Clinton County
22 Cree Drive
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Office: (570) 893-4090 ext. 209
Fax: (570) 893-4048
www.clintoncountypa.com

Columbia County
Court House P.O. Box 380
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Office: (570) 389-5720
Fax: (570) 784-2975
www.columbiacountyema.org

Crawford County
903 Diamond Park
Meadville, PA 16335
Office: (814) 724-2552
Fax: (814) 724-4605
www.crawfordcountypa.net

Cumberland County
1101 Claremont Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
Office: (717) 240-6400
Fax: (717) 729-1536
www.ccpa.net

Dauphin County
911 Gibson Blvd
Steelton, PA 17113-1988
Office: (717) 558-6900
Fax: (717) 558-6850
www.dauphincounty.org

Delaware County
360 North Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
Office: (610) 565-8700
Fax: (610) 892-9583
www.co.delaware.pa.us

Elk County
Court House
Ridgway, PA 15853
Office: (814) 776-5314
Fax: (814) 772-1697
www.co.elk.pa.us

Erie County
2880 Flower Road
Erie, PA 16509
Office: (814) 451-7911
Fax: (814) 451-7930
www.ecdops.org

Fayette County
24 East Main St
Public Service Building, 4th Floor
Uniontown, PA 15401
Office: (724) 430-1277
Fax: (724) 323-2274
www.fcema.org

Forest County
PO Box 217
Tionesta, PA 16353
Office: (814) 755-3541
Fax: (814) 755-4404
www.co.forest.pa.us

Franklin County
157 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Office: (717) 264-2813
Fax: (717) 267-2813
www.co.franklin.pa.us

Fulton County
116 West Market Street Suite 102
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Office: (717) 485-3201
Fax: (717) 485-3767
www.co.fulton.pa.us

Greene County
55 West Greene Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370-2033
Office: (724) 627-5387
Fax: (724) 627-5342
www.co.greene.pa.us

Huntingdon County
Court House 223 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Office: (814) 643-6613 / 6617
Fax: (814) 643-8178
http://huntingdoncounty.net

Indiana County
85 Haven Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
Office: (724) 349-9300
Fax: (724) 465-3868
www.indianacounty.org

Jefferson County
Emergency Services Building
560 Service Center Road
Brookville, PA 15825-9761
Office: (814) 849-1617
Fax: (814) 849-6387
www.jeffersoncountypa.com

Juniata County
11 N. Third Street
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Office: (717) 436-7730
Fax: (717) 436-7733
www.co.juniata.pa.us

Lackawanna County
30 Valley View Business Park
Jessup, PA 18434
Office: (570) 307-7300
Fax: (570) 489-3238
www.lackawannacounty.org

Lancaster County
P.O. Box 219
Manheim, PA 17545-0219
Office: (717) 664-1200
Fax: (717) 664-1235
www.lema.co.lancaster.pa.us

Lawrence County
110 East Lincoln Ave #2B
New Castle, PA 16101
Office: (724) 658-7485
Fax: (724) 658-5760
www.co.lawrence.pa.us

Lebanon County
400 South Eighth Street Municipal
Building Room #12
Lebanon, PA 17042
Office: (717) 272-7621
Fax: (717) 272-9509
www.lebanonema.org

Lehigh County
640 West Hamilton Street, 8th Floor
Allentown, PA 18101
Office: (610) 782-4600
Fax: (610) 782-4610
http://ema.lehighcounty.org

Luzerne County
200 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-1001
Office: (570) 820-4400
Fax: (570) 820-4456
www.luzernecounty.org

Lycoming County
542 County Farm Road Suite 101
Montoursville, PA 17754
Office: (570) 433-4461 ext. 4732
Fax: (570) 433-4435
www.lyco.org

McKean County
17175 Route 6
Smethport, PA 16749
Office: (814) 887-5070 Ext 13
Fax: (814) 887-4910
www.mckeancountypa.org

Mercer County
205 South Erie Street
Mercer, PA 16137-1501
Office: (724) 662-6100 ext 2442
Fax: (724) 662-6145
www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

Mifflin County
20 North Wayne Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
Office: (717) 248-9645 / 9607
Fax: (717) 248-0300
www.co.mifflin.pa.us

Monroe County
100 Gypsum Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Office: (570) 992-4113
Fax: (570) 402-7358/7359
www.co.monroe.pa.us

Montgomery County
50 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403
Office: (610) 631-6500
Fax: (610) 631-6536
http://dps.montcopa.org

Montour County
30 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA 17821
Office: (570) 271-3047
Fax: (570) 271-3078
www.montourema.org

Northampton County
100 Gracedale Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064-9278
Office: (610) 746-3194 ext 226
Fax: (610) 746-3199
www.nc911.org

Northumberland County
911 Greenough Street Suite #2
Sunbury, PA 17801
Office: (570) 286-4807
Fax: (570) 274-5606
www.northumberlandco.org

Perry County
Court House P.O. Box 37
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Office: (717) 582-2131 x 2256
Fax: (717) 582-7320
www.perryco.org/

City of Pittsburgh
200 Ross Street, 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office: (412) 255-2870
Fax: (412) 255-8839
www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us

City of Philadelphia
240 Spring Garden Street
Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Office: (215) 686-2106
Fax: (215) 686-3479
https://beta.phila.gov/departments/oem/

Pike County
Administration Building 506 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
Office: (570) 296-6714
Fax: (570) 296-3550
www.pikepa.org

Potter County
20 Mockingbird Lane
Coudersport, PA 16915
Office: (814) 274-8900
Fax: (814) 274-8901
www.pottercountypa.net

Schuylkill County
Public Safety Building 435 North Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901-2528
Office: (570) 622-3739
Fax: (570) 621-9999
www.scema.org/

Snyder County
30 Universal Road
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Office: (570) 372-0535
Fax: (570) 374-5151
www.snydercounty.org

Somerset County
100 East Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Office: (814) 445-1515/1516
Fax: (814) 483-6509
www.co.somerset.pa.us

Sullivan County
Court House Annex P.O. Box 157
Laporte, PA 18626
Office: (570) 946-5010
Fax: (570) 946-4122
www.sullivancounty-pa.us

Susquehanna County
County Office Building 31 Public Ave
Montrose, PA 18801
Office: (570) 278-4600
Fax: (570) 278-4440
www.susqco.com

Tioga County Courthouse
118 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Office: (570) 724-9110
Fax: (570) 724-6819
www.tiogacountypa.us

Union County
155 North 15th Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Office: (570) 523-3201
Fax: (570) 524-8808
www.unioncountypa.org

Venango County
1052 Grandview Road
Oil City, PA 16301
Office: (814) 677-7356
Fax: (814) 677-7459
www.co.venango.pa.us

Warren County
100 Dillion Drive Suite 203
Youngsville, PA 16371
Office: (814) 563-2220
Fax: (814) 563-9438
www.warrencountypa.net

Washington County
100 West Beau Street, C1
Washington, PA 15301
Office: (724) 228-6911
Fax: (724) 223-4712
www.co.washington.pa.us

Wayne County
Court House 925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431-1996
Office: (570) 253-1622
Fax: (570) 253-2943
www.co.wayne.pa.us

Westmoreland County
911 Public Safety Road
Greensburg, 15601
Office: (724) 600-7306
Fax: (724) 600-7388
www.wcdps.org

Wyoming County
455 SR 6 East
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Office: (570) 836-2828
Fax: (570) 836-5678

York County
120 Davies Drive
York, PA 17402
Office: (717) 840-2990
Fax: (717) 840-7406
www.ycdes.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Pennsylvania State Citizen Corps
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 651-2141
www.pema.state.pa.us

Localized Ready Programs

Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania localized the Ready Campaign in September 2008, including three television spots (Meeting Place, Tomato Paste and Tia Contigencia). The ads drive viewers to a local Pennsylvania Web site: www.readypa.org.

Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia wants you to be prepared for any emergency. The Ready Philadelphia Public Outreach Program reminds you the time to start planning for an emergency is not in the middle of one. In an emergency you're either ready or you're not. Be ready. Make a plan. Get what you need and stay informed.

York County
The York County Office of Emergency Management in Pennsylvania localized the Ready Campaign in April 2007 including three television spots (Meeting Place, Cell Phone and Tomato Paste). The ads fulfill to a local York County Web site: http://www.ready-york.org

Puerto Rico

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Photo showing a bridge before and after a hurricane.
On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm, flattening trees and flooding neighborhoods. Bridges and roads collapsed, and the island was plunged into darkness with no electricity, water, phones or internet service. FEMA’s response effort became the largest and longest commodity delivery mission in the agency’s history. The recovery will include a massive infusion of public assistance and mitigation funding. Those resources will be instrumental to rebuilding a more robust Puerto Rico, fit for its resilient and strong people.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Photo showing a bridge before and after a hurricane.
On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm, flattening trees and flooding neighborhoods. Bridges and roads collapsed, and the island was plunged into darkness with no electricity, water, phones or internet service. FEMA’s response effort became the largest and longest commodity delivery mission in the agency’s history. The recovery will include a massive infusion of public assistance and mitigation funding. Those resources will be instrumental to rebuilding a more robust Puerto Rico, fit for its resilient and strong people.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

PR Emergency Management Bureau

Mailing Address:
PO Box 194140
San Juan, PR 00919-4140

Physical Address:
Carr. 1 Km. 24.5
Bo. Quebrada Arenas, San Juan, PR 00926

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Puerto Rico State Citizen Corps Council
P.O. Box 9066597
San Juan, PR 00906-6597
(787) 622-9301
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Rhode Island

Saturday, August 27, 2011
August 27th, 2011. A crowd of fans watching a concert on stage.
The American Idols Live tour rocked the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence. The concert opened with “Born this Way,” by Lady Gaga, and closed with an ensemble rendition of Whitesnakeʼs “Here I Go Again.”

 

Sunday, August 28, 2011
August 28th, 2011. Numerous powerlines are down across a road
Hurricane Irene greeted Rhode Island with 77 mph winds and a stiff rain, halting all flights at T.F. Green. Half of Rhode Island was without power. Fearing flooding, several colleges delayed move-in dates for students and urged them to stay off campus. If not for Providenceʼs decision to lower the Fox Point hurricane barrier, the damage could have been much worse.

 

State Information

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
645 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 462-7112
www.riema.ri.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Rhode Island State Citizen Corps
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
645 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 462-7115
www.riema.ri.gov
Citizen Corps - Rhode Island

South Carolina

Thursday, September 21, 1989
September 21st, 1989. A junk car sits in the driveway.
In the greater Charleston area, Dorchester County Council approved a new law forbidding the abandonment of junk cars on driveways. The council also passed an ordinance against weedy, overgrown land.

 

Friday, September 22, 1989
September 22nd, 1989. Water gushing over a bridge.
Hurricane Hugoʼs storm surge rolled a five foot wave across downtown Charleston. A storm surge four times higher overtook the coastline between Cape Romain and Bulls Bay, yanking mature trees from the ground. A huge high tide pushed four foot-deep piles of sand from the beach and into the main streets near Myrtle Beach. In the end, Hugo killed 27 South Carolinians and caused nearly $8 billion in damage.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 737-8840
www.scemd.org

Local Information

Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Division
4045 Bridgeview Drive
N. Charleston, SC. 29405
(843) 202-7400
www.charlestoncounty.org

Georgetown County Emergency Management
2222-C Highmarket Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
(843) 545-3273 office
(843) 545-3527 fax
www.georgetowncountysc.org

Greenville County Office of Emergency Management
206 S Main St / PO Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602-2207
(864) 467-2680
www.gceoc.org

Lexington County Emergency Management
212 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 785-8343
www.lex-co.com

Pickens County Emergency Management
1509 Walhalla Highway
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-5945
www.co.pickens.sc.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

South Carolina State Citizen Corps
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 737-8840
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

South Dakota

Friday, May 29, 1998
May 29th, 1998. Three boys smiling on a boat while wearing their life vests.
The US Coast guard discussed mandating South Dakotans to wear life jackets in boats. South Dakota was one of eight states with no safety requirements for boating on its lakes beyond keeping life jackets on board.

 

Saturday, May 30, 1998
May 30th, 1998. A destroyed home in a neighborhood.
Ten tornadoes touched down within 90 minutes of each other. A strong, 700-yard wide tornado ripped a six-mile swatch of farmhouses and electrical lines from McCook Country. The most violent tornado, an EF4 with 220 mph winds in the greater Spencer area, proved to be the most destructive in state history. It obliterated nearly all of Spencerʼs 190 buildings—including nearly every house in its northeast quadrant—and killed six people. Half of Spencerʼs residents opted never to return.

 

State Information

South Dakota Department of Public Safety
Office of Emergency Management
118 W. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3231
http://dps.sd.gov/homeland_security/
http://dps.sd.gov/

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

South Dakota State Citizen Corps
South Dakota Office of Emergency Management
118 W. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3231
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Localized Ready Programs

South Dakota
The bReadySD program was launched in 2007 to encourage South Dakotans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and towns and cities.

Tennessee

Friday, April 30, 2010
April, 30, 2010. A photo of the Nashville skyline.
The big news in Nashville: The CMT Awards announced that Kid Rock would host the evening. In sports, several NHL sources claimed Dan Hamhuis, a star defenseman for the Predators, was rumored to be on the trade block.

 

Saturday, May 1, 2010
May 1st, 2010. An aerial view of a flooded town.
The first of two days of record rains—nearly 14 inches—flooded the Nashville area. Twenty-one people were killed. Many were found trapped in their homes and cars. Numerous Nashville schools were closed for more than a week. When the Cumberland River overflowed, a parking garage stood 40 feet under water. Not even the historic Grand Ole Opry was spared. It would be silenced for nearly four months due to flooding damage.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security
312 Eighth Ave., North
Wm. R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Bldg, 25th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1085
www.tn.gov/homelandsecurity

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
3041 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 741-0001
www.tnema.org

Local Information

Tennessee Department of Regional Services Memphis MPO
1075 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 379-7860
www.memphismpo.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Tennessee State Citizen Corps
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security
312 Eighth Ave., North, Wm. R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Bldg, 25th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1085
www.tn.gov/homelandsecurity/tn_citizen_corp.htm

Texas

Friday, September 23, 2005
September 23rd, 2005. A group of golfers on the green. One of them is getting ready to putt.
Golfer Robert Gamez shot eight under par to lead the first round of the PGA Texas Open. Houstonʼs own Jeff Maggert trailed Gamez by a single stroke.

 

Saturday, September 24, 2005
September 24th, 2005. First responders survey the damage to a brick building
Hurricane Rita, the fourth most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history, made landfall—during a heatwave—with 120 mph winds. It struck and damaged two oil refineries, spooking Wall Street and driving up the cost of oil. Seven people were directly killed by the storm surge and winds.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

State Information

Texas Division of Emergency Management
Location: Texas Department of Public Safety
5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4422
Mail: P O Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0001
www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem

Texas Association of Regional Councils
701 Brazos, Suite 780
Austin, TX 78701
(512)478-4715
www.txregionalcouncil.org

Local Information

Alamo Area Council of Governments
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 362-5296
www.aacog.dst.tx.us

Anderson County Emergency Management
703 North Mallard St.,
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 723-7813
www.co.anderson.tx.us

Arlington Fire Department
P.O. Box 90231 MS 04-0260
Arlington, TX 76004-3231
(817) 459-5503
www.arlingtontx.gov/fire

Cameron County Homeland Security & Emergency Management
1100 East Monroe Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 547-7000
www.co.cameron.tx.us

City of Coppell Office of Emergency Management
500 Southwestern Blvd.
Coppell, Texas 75019
(972) 304-3507
www.ci.coppell.tx.us

City of Corpus Christi - Office of Emergency Management
2406 Leopard St., Suite 400
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 826-1100
www.cctexas.com/eoc

City of Dallas
1500 Marilla, Room L2AN
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-4275
www.dallascityhall.com/oem

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management
307 Fort Street
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-6185
email: oem@co.fort-bend.tx.us
www.fbcoem.org

Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management
1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-6170
email oem@fortworthgov.org
www.fortworthgov.org

Galveston County Office of Emergency Management
1353 FM 646 W, Suite 201
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 309-5002
www.gcoem.org

City of Grapevine Emergency Management
601 Boyd Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 410-8100
www.grapevinetexas.gov

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
6922 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 881-3100
www.hcoem.org

Harris County Housing Resource Center
(713) 578-2055
www.hrc.hctx.net

City of Houston - Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
(713) 437-6867
www.houstontx.gov/publicsafety

City of Houston - Office of Emergency Management
(832) 393-0879
www.houstonoem.net

Hood County - Emergency Management
201 W. Bridge St.
Grandbury, Texas 76048
www.co.hood.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=80
www.co.hood.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=65  

City of Live Oak Office of Emergency Management
8001 Shin Oak Drive
Live Oak, Texas 78233-2414
(210) 653-9140
www.co.live-oak.tx.us

City of McKinney Office of Emergency Management
McKinney Fire Department
2200 Taylor-Burke Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 547-2800
www.mckinneytexas.org

City of Mesquite - Office of Emergency Management
1515 North Galloway
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 216-6317
oem@mesquitefire.org
http://cityofmesquite.com/oem

Northeast Texas Public Health District (NETPH)
315 North Broadway
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 729-7780 - Anderson County
(903) 675-2092 - Henderson & Van Zandt Counties
(903) 763-0284 - Rains & Wood Counties
(903) 595-1350 - Smith County
www.healthyeasttx.org/

City of Plano
Department of Emergency Management
4125 West Parker Road #16
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 769-4824
website: www.preparedinplano.com
email: dhs@plano.gov
facebook: www.facebook.com/preparedinplanotx
twitter: http://twitter.com/preparedinplano

City of Sachse
Office of Emergency Management
5560 Hwy 78
Sachse, TX 75048
Phone: (972) 495-1212
Fax: (972) 530-0426
www.cityofsachse.com

City of San Antonio
115 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 207-8580
www.sanantonio.gov/readysouthtexas

City of Southlake
Department of Public Safety
600 State Street
Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: (817) 748-8624
Fax: (817) 748-8317
Website: www.cityofsouthlake.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SouthlakeDPS

Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management
100 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1473
www.tarrantcounty.com

Texoma Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team
c/o Wichita County Sheriff's Dept.

700 Fifth Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-8262
(940) 322-9465
www.co.wichita.tx.us/sheriff

Wichita Falls Independent School District Police Department
P.O. Box 97533
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
(940) 235-1007
www.wfisd.net

Washington County Emergency Management
1305 E Blue Bell Rd. Ste. 112
Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: (979) 277-6288
Fax: (979) 277-6289
www.disaster-research.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Texas State Citizen Corps
Texas Association of Regional Councils
701 Brazos, Suite 780 w
Austin, TX 78701
www.txregionalcouncil.org

Localized Ready Programs

Houston
As part of the Houston UASI Region's Citizen Preparedness project, the City of Houston localized the Ready Campaign in May 2008. The program started with public service announcements for radio and television, print ads and a 15-minute "Are You Ready?" video. In 2011 and 2012, the Ready Houston program released the "Make the Call" terrorism prevention video series and the "Run. Hide. Fight." active shooter response video. The Ready Houston program continues to provide public disaster preparedness information through its website (http://www.readyhoustontx.gov) and social media accounts (http://twitter.com/ReadyHouston and http://www.facebook.com/HoustonAreYouReady).

US Virgin Islands

Thursday, September 14, 1995
September 14th, 1995. A photo of hotels built at the bottom of a mountain and right next to the ocean.
Life was comfortably slow again, a short reprieve before December tourist season. The tourists had long headed north by mid-September, avoiding the Islandsʼ rainy season. Even the steady stream of cruise ships slowed to a drip.

 

Friday, September 15, 1995
September 15th, 1995. Debris from a destroyed home covers the coastline.
The stormʼs nearly 7-foot storm surge shoved boats into the streets. Homes flooded, hurling tables and sofas through windows. Gusts as strong as 129 mph damaged four-fifths of St. Thomas, including key infrastructure. Clean water became scarce when the desalinization plant went offline. After witnessing the levels of destruction, the World Meteorological Organization decided the name “Marilyn” would never label a hurricane again.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

Territorial Information

Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency
www.vitema.gov

VITEMA Headquarters
8221 Estate Nisky
St. Thomas, VI 00803
phone: (340) 774-2244
fax: (304) 715-6847

St. Croix Office
102 Hermon Hill
St. Croix, VI 00820
phone: (340) 773-2244
fax: (304) 778-8980

St. John Office
6 Susannaberg
St. John, VI 00830
phone: (340) 776-6444
fax: (304) 714-4470

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Virgin Islands Citizen Corps

Utah

Tuesday, April 12, 1983
April, 12th, 1989. Lake City and County Building in Washington Square in Salt Lake City.
Ski season was winding down and Alta was having a record year of snowfall. Down valley in Salt Lake City, head basketball coach Jerry Pimm of UCSB told reporters he would be leaving after a nine-year stint.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 1983
April 13th, 1983. Sandbags cover the street to help divert the floodwaters. Gerald Peterson, Utah Department of Transportation
A huge mudslide clogged the Spanish River and floodwaters submerged the town of Thistle 50 feet below the surface. Water surging beneath US Highway 6 elevated the tarmac a full 15 feet higher than where it once stood. More mudslides ripped through Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. Later, as temperatures spiked, Salt Lake Cityʼs major arteries were turned into rivers.

 

Because of its varying climate and terrain, Utah can experience a variety of disasters. Wildfires can strike during the hot, dry summer months and severe storms during the winter season can blanket parts of the state, causing power outages and increasing avalanche danger. We are also at risk from flooding, tornadoes, drought, landslides, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, and now the possibility of a Pandemic Influenza.

Despite these risks, there are steps each citizen can and should take to ensure they are prepared for a variety of disasters. We know that disaster preparedness works. We can take action now that will help protect our families, reduce the impact an emergency has on our lives, and deal with the chaos if an incident occurs near us.

State Information

Utah Department of Public Safety
Division of Homeland Security
1110 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-3400
(800) 753-2858
Be Ready Utah
http://publicsafety.utah.gov

Citizen Corps

We know that disaster can strike at any time. We all have a personal responsibility to be ready. Get involved in preparing your family and your community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, educates citizens about emergency preparedness, provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Utah Citizen Corps Council
324 South State Street, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 538-8606
www.citizencorps.utah.gov
www.volunteers.utah.gov

Localized Ready Programs

Utah
In 2009, the Utah Department of Public Safety localized the new Ready creative material including English and Spanish TV Spots. The ads drive viewers to a local Utah Web site: www.bereadyutah.gov.

Vermont

Saturday, August 27, 2011
August 27th, 2011. A boy and his brother pose for a photo wearing baseball caps at the game
The Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball team was set to battle the favored Connecticut Tigers. The Lake Monster’s Chih Fang Pan was busy trying out for the Taiwanese national team.

 

Sunday, August 28, 2011
August 28th, 2011. A collapsed bridge over flooded waters.
The worst flooding in 83 years washed out more than 200 roads and three historic covered bridges. Tropical Storm Irene left a dozen communities in the White River Valley stranded and forced to rely on helicopters for food and water deliveries. A tenth of the state was without electricity and phone service.

 

State Information

Vermont Emergency Management
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
(802) 244-8721
http://vem.vermont.gov

Vermont Emergency Response Volunteers System (VERV)
http://vem.vermont.gov/programs/cert

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Vermont State Citizen Corps
Vermont Emergency Management
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
(802) 244-8721
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

Virginia

Wednesday, September 17, 2003
September 17th, 2003. An elderly woman picks up a bingo ball.
Local officials werenʼt sure why the blackout that affected neighboring states the week before had spared most of Virginia. In Fredericksburg, the weekly senior bingo game attracted a larger crowd than expected.

 

Thursday, September 18, 2003
September 18th, 2003. A jet ski sits on top a pile of debris.
Twenty inches of rain pummeled the town of Sherando. Winds as high as 107 mph snapped 6,000 power poles, darkening the homes of 1.8 million people. A floodgate at the Midtown Tunnel connecting Portsmouth and Norfolk washed out just as workers raced to close it. They barely escaped. Forty minutes later it was completely waterchoked. It stayed closed for a month.

 

Common Hazards in this State:

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State Information

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
10501 Trade Court
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 897-6510
www.vaemergency.com
www.readyvirginia.gov

Washington

Saturday, November 4, 2006
November 4th, 2006. A muddy footprint filled with water and bugs.
A professor of anatomy claimed heʼd casted a Sasquatch footprint in the Blue Mountains of eastern Washington State. The professorʼs colleagues protested the finding and wanted his tenure revoked.

 

Sunday, November 5, 2006
November 5th, 2006. Flooded waters cover a road.
Floodwater spilled over Western Washington following days of severe rain. Six rivers were at record water heights. Roads were under so much water that salmon were photographed swimming across Highway 101. Mud and rockslides blocked several highways and an Amtrak train. Over 200 hunters were evacuated from a camp that had been cut off by water. But one of them, a 20 year-old man, was killed when his truck was swept into a river.

 

State Information

Washington State Office of Emergency Management
Washington Military Department
Emergency Management Division
Building 20, MS TA-20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5112
1 (800) 562-6108
www.emd.wa.gov

Washington State Commission for National and Community Service
P.O. Box 43113
Olympia, WA 98504-3113
(360) 725-5290
www.ofm.wa.gov/servewa

Local Information

Arlington Community Emergency Management
6231 188th Street NE
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 403-3618
www.ci.arlington.wa.us

City of Bellingham Office of Emergency Management
1800 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 778-8440
www.cob.org

Benton County Emergency Services
651 Truman Ave.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 628-2600
www.bces.wa.gov

City of Bothell Emergency Management
10726 Beardslee Boulevard
Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 486-1678
www.ci.bothell.wa.us

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency
710 W. 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660-2810
(360) 737-1911
www.cresa911.org

City of Everett Office of Emergency Management
2811 Oakes Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 257-8111
www.ci.everett.wa.us
www.whodependsonyou.com
www.everett.mystateusa.com

Emergency Services Coordinating Agency
2901 228th Street SW, Suite A
Brier, WA 98036
(425) 776-3722
www.esca1.com

King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 NE 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
(206) 296-3830
www.kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare.aspx
http://makeitthrough.org
www.rpin.org

City of Kirkland Office of Emergency Management
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 587-3650
www.kirklandwa.gov/prepare

Monroe Emergency Management Office
City of Monroe
806 West Main Street
Monroe, WA 8272
(360) 863-4540
ci.monroe.wa.us

Nooksack Indian Tribe
Office of Emergency Management
(360) 306-5747
gyorks@nooksack-nsn.gov
www.nooksack-tribe.org

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency
PO Box 101
300 Memorial Drive
South Bend, WA 98586
(360) 875-9340
www.co.pacific.wa.us

Pierce County Department of Emergency Management
2501 South 35th Street, Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 798-6595
www.piercecountywa.gov/dem

Redmond Office of Emergency Management
8450 161st Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 556-2130
www.redmond.gov/publicsafety/disasterpreparedness

San Juan County/Friday Harbor Emergency Management
PO Box 669
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(360) 298-0455
www.sanjuandem.net

Seattle Police Department
Justice Center
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 233-1087
www.seattle.gov/police

Skamania County Emergency Management
200 Vancouver Ave.
Stevenson, WA 98648
(509) 427-8076
www.skamania-dem.org

Snohomish County Emergency Management
720 80th ST SW
Everett, WA 98203
(425)388-5060
www1.co.snohomish.wa.us

Spokane Department of Emergency Management & Washington State Homeland Security-Region 9
1618 N. Rebecca
Spokane, WA 99217
(509) 477-2204 or 3006
www.spokanecounty.org/EmergencyMgmt/content.aspx?c=2574
www.spokanecounty.org/EmegencyMgmt  

 Tulalip Tribes Office of Emergency Management
6103 31ST Ave. NE Building C
Tulalip, WA 98271
(360) 716-5945
www.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov

City of Vancouver
PO Box 1995
Vancouver, WA 98668
(360) 619-1241
www.cityofvancouver.us

Walla Walla County Emergency Management
27 North 2nd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 524-2900
emd@co.walla-walla.wa.us
www.co.walla-walla.wa.us

Whatcom County Medical Reserve Corps
509 Girard St.
Bellingham, WA  98225
(360) 676-6724 x 50852
www.whatcommrc.org

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management
311 Grand Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6681
www.whatcomcounty.us

Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management
128 North 2nd Street, Room B-10
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 574-1900
www.co.yakima.wa.us

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Washington State Citizen Corps
Washington State Commission for National and Community Service
P.O. Box 43113
Olympia, WA. 98504 - 3113
(360) 725-5290
www.citizencorps.gov/cc

West Virginia

Sunday, June 15, 2003
June 15th, 2003. A close-up photo of an elderly man looking into the distance.
A legendary feud between families that dated back more than a century and claimed more than a dozen lives was settled by the McCoys of Kentucky and Hatfields of West Virginia. The ceremonial truce was signed by over 60 descendants.

 

Monday, June 16, 2003
June 16th, 2003. A man sits on top a pile of debris.
In central West Virginia, three inches of rain fell on steep hills, ran downhill into streams and created flash floods that lasted several hours in Charleston. Streets were instantly transformed into rushing rivers. Homes and big box retailers were heavily damaged. Water shoved cars and trucks on top of each other or into ditches. A carwash collapsed and simply floated away.

 

State Information

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-5380
Fax: (304) 344-4538
www.dhsem.wv.gov

Volunteer West Virginia
www.volunteerwv.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

West Virginia Citizen Corps Council
710 Central Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: (304) 558-0111
Toll Free: 1-800-WV-HELPS
www.ready.wv.gov

Localized Ready Programs

West Virginia
ReadyWV is a communications campaign and an online tool that helps West Virginians know what to do before, during and after an emergency. ReadyWV strives to provide families, neighborhoods and local communities in West Virginia with easy access to basic information on how to prepare for emergencies.

Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
June 4th, 2008. Two children pose for a photo next to the pool.
Cory Hart hit a three-run homer to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 home victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. In Madison, the Goodman Pool was set to open for the warm weather in the forecast.

 

Thursday, June 5, 2008
June 5th, 2008. An aerial view of a flooded neighborhood.
Heavy rains battered Milwaukee and would continue for more than ten days, causing the worst floods in 15 years. In south-central Wisconsin, several tornadoes were spotted. The rain and flooding closed hundreds of roads across the state and over 2,600 took refuge in emergency shelters. Thirty-one Wisconsin counties were declared federal disaster areas by FEMA.

 

State Information

Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 242-3232
Fax: (608) 242-3247
http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov

Wisconsin Homeland Security Council
2400 Wright Street
Madison WI 53708
(608) 242-3232
http://homelandsecurity.wi.gov

Local Information

Milwaukee County Emergency Management Agency
821 W. State Street, Rm. 304
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4709
http://county.milwaukee.gov

City of Milwaukee
200 E. Wells, Room 606
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 286-6221
http://city.milwaukee.gov

Racine County Office of Emergency Management
730 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 636-3515
www.racineco.com/emergencymanagement

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Wisconsin Citizen Corps
1 South Pinckney Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53702
(608) 261-7538
http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/frm/About.asp

Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Waukesha Counties
COAD - Citizens and Organizations Active in Disaster
1621 Woodburn Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 446-5077
www.coadwi.org

Localized Ready Programs

Wisconsin
The ReadyWisconsin campaign, launched in September 2008, is a joint initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Citizen Corps. The project localizes the citizen preparedness message with information, materials and resources customized to Wisconsin’s state, regional and local emergency preparedness landscape.

Wyoming

Monday, July 20, 1987
July 20th, 1987. A father and his two sons pose for a photo while fishing.
With dry fly fishing season on in full force, smaller streams were relatively crowded with anglers. Tourists strolled Jacksonʼs streets or took leisurely rides in Jackson Holeʼs famed cable car to take in the views from the mountain summit.

 

Tuesday, July 21, 1987
July 21st, 1987. A large elk walks over fallen trees.
A 1.5 mile-wide EF4 tornado churned through Yellowstone National Park for 24 miles. Over 1 million trees were uprooted and discarded by this rare high altitude tornado, the highest ever recorded. The tornado began at roughly 7,000 feet above sea level and then climbed several thousand feet to crest at over 10,000. Despite no injuries, fatalities and limited infrastructure damage, the tornado was responsible for $2.5 million in damage.

 

State Information

Governor's Office of Homeland Security
122 West 25th St.
Herschler Bldg, 1st Floor East
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-4909
http://wyohomelandsecurity.state.wy.us/serc.aspx

Local Information

Teton County Emergency Management
PO Box 4458
3240 S Adams Canyon Dr
Jackson, WY  83001
(307) 733-9572
em@tetonwyo.org
www.tetonwyo.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Wyoming State Citizen Corps
Governor's Office of Homeland Security
122 West 25th St.
Herschler Bldg, 1st Floor East
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-4909
http://wyohomelandsecurity.state.wy.us/main.aspx