The Morgan County Emergency Management Services Department has four principal functions in preparing for and responding to disasters:

  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Mitigation



  • Morgan County Emergency Management assists local citizens in planning for natural disasters such as tornadoes, winter storms, floods, and man-made disasters such as chemical spills.
  • Training snd education programs are offered in support of emergence planning.
  • Exercises ranging from tabletop version to full-scale mock accidents involving entire communities are stages to assure that the proposed plan works.
  • Before Disaster Strikes



Everyday activities include monitoring the capability to respond to emergencies and to assist in level of readiness.



  • Recovery activities are those which are necessary to return life to normal in a disaster stricken community.



  • Mitigation is the effort of local, state and federal governments which includes any activities that reduce or eliminate problems associated with disasters.