The Emergency Management network is a combination of your local, state and federal governments working together in partnership with local volunteers and businesses, to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards that affect a jurisdiction. The St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency is the local agency with the responsibility for coordination and mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery efforts to protect the lives and property of the citizens of St. Clair County.
There are many natural hazards that may impact the communities in St. Clair County. These include tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, floods, winter storms and wild fires. These are dangerous and often unpredictable events. It is very important that citizens know the safety precautions to take before an emergency and what actions to take during an emergency, whether natural or caused by man. In addition to the many natural hazards that may impact the county, there are other man-made and technological hazards that pose an equal, if not greater, threat to the citizens.
These hazards require specific planning and programs that include:
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
National Hazard Mitigation Plan
Public Education Programs
Special Facility Plans
St. Clair County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
St. Clair County Warning System (Sirens)
Staging and Distribution Plans
Strategic National Stockpile Plan
Super Fund and Re-Authorization Act (SARA) Title III
The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)
Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP) -Transportation of nuclear waste across Interstates 20 and 59, through St. Clair County