Emergency Management

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6/26/2015

Flooding June 2015

Please click below for the Polk County Emergency Management Situation Reports regarding the recent flooding. SitRep 1 SitRep 2 SitRep 3 SitRep 4

4/23/2015

Smart 911 Now Available: Des Moines-West…

Polk County, Ia., April 13, 2015 –Public safety officials in the Polk County E911 service area that includes the communities of Alleman-Altoona-Ankeny-Bondurant…

Emergency Management is...

the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

 

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Phases of Emergency Management

Mitigation

Foundation of emergency management. Activities designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk

Preparedness

Ensure that when disaster strikes, emergency personnel are able to provide the best response

Response

Includes actions taken immediately after a disaster occurs

Recovery

Long-term – return community to “normal”

Emergency Preparedness

Get a Kit

Learn how to put together an emergency kit

Make a Plan

Learn how to plan for an emergency

Be Informed

Get information on different types of hazards and how they could affect you

 

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Contact Us

Polk County Emergency Management
1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 286-2107

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