Director - James Smith
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Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the County's preparation for and response to emergency situations. The Plan Lamar County is exposed to many hazards, which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing damage and creating casualties. Natural hazards include hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
Four Phases of the Plan
Since tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, extreme cold and ice, and extreme heat could cause severe weather emergencies, we monitor the Jackson radar on a continual basis.
The agency has direct communication with Jackson Weather and communicates throughout the area with the local Skywarn Team, as well as emergency management centers in adjacent counties. Agency personnel, working with Jackson Weather Service, monitor regional and national weather information for its potential impact on the county.
This is particularly true during the hurricane season (June - November) when we also monitor Atlantic and Caribbean weather activity.For more information:
Call (601) 794-5378 during normal business hours. ( 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday - Friday )
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:13|