The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for strategic planning and organizational management of natural and man made disasters occurring in Floyd County. Floyd County's Emergency Management Agency works closely with State and Federal agencies such as FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.
Pine View Government Center
Floyd County Emergency Management Agency
2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 101, New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 948-5454 (office)
(812) 948-5453 (fax)
Hours: Mon - Fri 8-4
Floyd County, Indiana is excited to announce the launch of the Alert Floyd County Mass Notification System an Emergency Alert System that will alert the residents of Floyd County on weather, imminent threats to health and safety as well as informational notifications that affect your locations or work environments. Floyd County Residents will be able to sign up by clicking on the blue button below. The link will also be on the Floyd County website: www.floydcounty.in.gov. This service allows you to opt-in to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, e-mail and more based on locations you care about. You can choose to receive notifications about events that may affect your home, workplace and more. If you are an existing Nixle user, your account will not cross over and you will need to reregister. For More Info: (812) 948-5454
The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has released the following Emergency Information Dissemination plan for the residents of Floyd County.
For more information scroll down to forms and download the Dissemination Plan.
The keep it with you Personal Medical Information Form (KIWY) Could you provide your personal medical information in a timely manner in an emergency situation? In an emergency situation, people may not be able to get their medical records. The "Keep It With You" (KIWY) Personal Medical Information Form is intended to be a voluntary and temporary record that lists medical care and other health information for people who need care during disasters and similar situations. It is important for health care workers to have a simple and reliable way to learn information about past and new health concerns for people receiving help. Print out a copy of the "Keep It With You" Medical Information Form and Keep this INFORMATION IN A SECURE PLACE FOR FURTHER REFERENCE.
For more information scroll down to forms and download the KIWY Form.
The Floyd County Emergency Management Office in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Floyd County Commissioner's announced the adoption of a travel advisory system to be in effect in Floyd County. Additional information will be provided on this website to reflect the travel advisory levels. For more information scroll down to forms and download the Travel Advisory Levels.
The Emergency Management Advisory Boards meets once every quarter at 12:00 pm at the Pine View Government Center, 2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 101, New Albany, Indiana 47150.
2019 EMA Meetings
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to plan ahead for extreme weather as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 17-23.
IDHS encourages Hoosiers to build a disaster preparedness kit, identify shelter and practice emergency plans during this year’s preparedness week.
Ten important items to include in a household disaster preparedness kit include:
As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, a statewide tornado drill is planned for 10:15 am on on Tuesday, March 19th. This drill provides a valuable opportunity for families, schools and businesses to practice severe weather emergency plans. Some ways families can practice during the statewide tornado drill are:
Finding suitable shelter is another important aspect to prepare for severe weather. If living in a mobile home or similar manufactured structure, it is important to locate a safe shelter in advance. For those living in homes or apartment buildings, residents should take shelter in the lowest level of the building, away from windows and doors.
Flooding also threatens Hoosiers during the spring months. Driving on flooded roadways can often place Hoosiers and emergency response personnel in unnecessary danger. Never drive through flooded roadways, even if the water appears shallow. The road may have washed out under the surface of the water.
Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has a 3DR Solo Drone that can be used in Hazmat and Search .
The legislative requirement of the Committee is to implement SARA Title III in Indiana, but the broader and more comprehensive purpose is to enhance public health, safety, and environmental protection in Floyd County.
Develop a comprehensive hazardous materials emergency response plan for our community. To be effective, planning must be an ongoing activity. Receive and record information about chemical releases, Collect, manage and provide public access to information on hazardous chemicals in our area. Educate the public about the risks from accidental and routine releases of chemicals and work with facilities to minimize risks
Title III introduced a new relationship among governments at all levels, the private sector, public organizations and the general public. Each group has a different, but equally important role in making emergency planning and community Right-To-Know provisions of the law which will be of unlimited value to the community. At the very heart of this effort to ensure public safety lies a responsibility which everyone shares...establishing and maintaining two-way communication. In other words, our state and its counties need support to implement the law; industry needs to understand how and when to comply; the public needs to be aware of this kinds of information available and what it might mean to them. Within each area is a role to be played. The federal role is to provide national leadership, guidance, technical assistance, access to date about chemical releases and training through the states. Indiana, through the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), provides leadership to ensure that an emergency planning and implementation structure is developed to provide training and technical assistance to its communities. The local role is the work our LEPC does in actually carrying out emergency planning, Community Right-To-Know, and response function. Industry complies with Title III reporting requirements and can get involved by increasing their awareness and understanding of chemical risks and supporting actions to increase public safety and protection of chemical risks and protection of the environment. The integration of these roles is tested during hazardous materials emergency response training exercises. Safety and efficiency is the desired process and improved communication and coordination will be the desired outcome. The desired overall result will be improved preparedness and a potentially safer community. All LEPC Data is kept on file at the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is available during business hours 8-4 Monday thru Friday upon request.
Elected and Local Officials
Emergency Medical Services
Local Environmental and Transportation agencies
Broadcast and print media
Owners or Operators of Facilities storing and using Sara Title III Chemicals
The LEPCs initial task is to develop an emergency plan to prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies. EPA's list of extremely hazardous substances may provide a focus for setting priorities in the planning effort. When the plan is completed, it must be reviewed annually, tested and updated. The LEPC's members represent the community and they should be familiar with factors that affect public safety, the environment and the economy of the community. An Emergency Plan must include the identity and location of hazardous materials, procedures for immediate response to a chemical accident; ways to notify the public about actions they must take; names of coordinators at plants; schedules and plans to be tested.
The LEPC also receives emergency releases and hazardous chemical inventory submitted by local facilities in Floyd County, and must make this information available to the public upon request. An LEPC can most effectively carry out its responsibilities as a community forum by taking steps to educate the public about chemical risks, and working with facilities to minimize those risks. The value of the information provided by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act will be limited unless citizens are given the means to understand the information and it implications. The LEPC's ability to improve the safety and health of its community will be greatly enhanced by the support of an informed and active citizenry.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee meets once every quarter at 12:00 pm at the Pine View Government Center, 2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 101, New Albany, Indiana 47150.
2019 LEPC Meetings
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security advises Hoosiers to locate important documents before disaster strikes. Having access to these documents can expedite the recovery process. According to a 2013 survey for Hoosiers, more than half of Indiana households who responded did not have important and hard-to-replace documents safely stored and had not included copies of them as part of a preparedness kit in the event of a disaster or emergency. It is helpful to have these documents organized and safely stored regardless, and now can be a good time to set a goal of gathering these documents as part of tax preparation. "Having important financial and other documents organized in a safe place can be very helpful in the event of an emergency," said IDHS Senior Public Information John Erickson. "We encourage Hoosiers to have copies of important and hard-to-replace documents to consider making copies of so they can be taken along in the event of an evacuation. Erickson says a binder, expandable file or box is fine, as long as it's portable and to remember that most of these documents will be copies. He adds to always be sure to store originals in a secure, dry place like a fire safe or lockbox. Having important information in one place is invaluable, whether or not there is an emergency. For more information scroll down to forms and download the Locate Important Documents.
Weather Alert Radios are an excellent source of receiving weather information. This information comes from your local National Weather Service. Other ways of receiving emergency weather information is to watch your local television station, Cellular phones or listen to a radio station.
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