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3/20/2015

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week Activities March 23-27, 2015 The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and the National Weather Service have …

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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