To provide for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from natural and human-made disasters within Bay County.
Emergency Management is a Division that coordinates Bay County’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs. The role of the Emergency
Management Division is to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters in order to save lives, protect the public’s health, safety and property within Bay County.
No matter what the size and scope all disasters are local. In most instances disasters are responded to without the assistance of state or federal assets. The Emergency Management Division provides leadership in coordinating the development of a sustainable all-hazard, regional approach to large-scale emergencies or disasters. The Emergency Management Division emphasizes an integrated process for establishing preventative measures, emergency operations, planning and training to minimize the impact of catastrophic events on the people, property, environment and economy of Bay County.
Click on the link above to learn more about severe weather preparedness in Bay County.
Press Release- May 20, 2020: Update for Bay County Regarding Regional Flooding
- Do you have an evacuation plan in case you have to leave your home in an emergency?
- Do you know what supplies to include in your disaster preparedness kit?
- Do you have a way to receive emergency communications during a power outage or other emergency?
The answers to these questions, and others like them, are just a click away. Go to Ready.gov to learn what steps you should take to be prepared.
ALL-HAZARDS SEVERE WEATHER RADIO:
With the purchase of a Severe Weather Radio you become part of an all-hazards public warning system, broadcasting forecasts, warnings and emergency information 24 hours a day directly to the public. A Severe Weather radio can be purchased at most big box stores. Bay County has preferred pricing for Reecom All-Hazard Weather Radios. The Radios include S.A.M.E. technology.
Click on Reecom Radio for pricing information.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINKS: