Emergency Management

Walton County Evacuation Zones

Evacuation
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Walton County Emergency Management is the department tasked with the management of resource
s and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of disasters, in particular mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for all types of natural, technological, or man-made hazards. 

Our Mission  

 
The Mission of Walton County Emergency Management is to prevent, mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from all hazards, emergencies and disasters using a whole community approach.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a recognized leader in emergency management by building strategic community partnerships and effective public education.

What is Emergency Management

Emergency management involves plans, structures and arrangements established to engage the normal endeavors of government, voluntary, and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of emergency needs. 

COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN

LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY


Hurricane Season


June 1st through November 30th
Are You Ready? 
Get a Plan for your family
Kids Get A Plan 
National Hurricane Center
 
     

NWS Fall Safety: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/fall-safety

September is 
National Preparedness Month
PrepWeek
 
  

Week 1:  Save Early for Disaster Costs  

Web Resources


Week 2: Make a Plan

Web Resources

Social Media Posts

  • Be Prepared. Make an emergency plan today & practice it: www.ready.gov/plan #BeReady

  • Preparing your family for an emergency is as simple as a conversation over dinner. Get started today: www.ready.gov/plan #PreparedNotScared

  • It’s important to include kids in the disaster planning process. Review your family emergency plan together so that they know what to do even if you are not there: ready.gov/kids #YouthPrep #BeReady

  • Practice your fire escape plan by having a home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the home.  #BeReady

  • Download a group texting app so your entire circle of family and friends can keep in touch before, during & after an emergency.  #PreparedNotScared

  • Practice evacuating in the car with your animals, so they’re more familiar if you need to evacuate in an emergency.  #PrepareNow

  • Be prepared. Get the @fema app with weather alerts for up to 5 locations, plus disaster resources and safety tips: fema.gov/mobile-app #BeReady

  • Contact your water and power companies to get on a “priority reconnection service” list of power-dependent customers if you rely on electrical medical equipment. #PrepareNow

  • Learn how to turn off utilities like natural gas in your home. ready.gov/safety-skills #PreparedNotScared #BeReady

  • Be prepared for a power outage by having enough food, water, & meds to last for at least 72 hours: ready.gov/kit #BeReady

Week 3: Youth Preparedness

Web Resources

Social Media Posts