Emergency Management

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for strategic planning and organizational management of natural and manmade disasters occurring in Clark County. Clark County's Emergency Management Agency works closely with state and federal agencies such as FEMA and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Five Steps of Emergency Management

PREVENTION

Actions taken to avoid an incident. Stopping an incident from occurring. Deterrence operations.

MITIGATION

Refers to measures that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies. Typical mitigation measures include establishing building codes and zoning requirements, installing shutters, and constructing barriers such as levees.

PREPAREDNESS

Activities increase a community's ability to respond when a disaster occurs. Typical preparedness measures include developing mutual aid agreements and memorandums of understanding, training for both response personnel and concerned citizens, conducting disaster exercises to reinforce training and test capabilities, and presenting all-hazards education campaigns.

RESPONSE

Actions carried out immediately before, during, and immediately after a hazard impact, which are aimed at saving lives, reducing economic losses, and alleviating suffering. Response actions may include activating the emergency operations center, evacuating threatened populations, opening shelters and providing mass care, emergency rescue and medical care, firefighting, and urban search and rescue.

RECOVERY

Actions taken to return a community to normal or near-normal conditions, including the restoration of basic services and the repair of physical, social and economic damages. Typical recovery actions include debris cleanup, financial assistance to individuals and governments, rebuilding of roads and bridges and key facilities, and sustained mass care for displaced human and animal populations.

Clark County ALERTS 

Clark County Alerts, powered by RAVE, allows residents to receive alerts via phone, text and email, and answer poll questions that will give Clark County officials critical information during emergency situations. Individuals who are signed up for alerts will receive reliable information regarding emergency conditions and tailored updates based on their specific needs and geographic location.

Sign up for our alert system and receive important Messages and Emergency Alert Notifications from Clark County 911, Clark County Emergency Management, Clark County Health Department, Clark County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and participating cities and towns.

Click here to register to receive Clark County Alerts

Clark County Outdoor Warning System Tests

The Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested on the first Saturday of every month at 12:00PM. The sirens will sound for three minutes. The sirens will not be tested if there is inclement weather, or the temperature is below 32 Degrees. The sirens are not tested when the temperature is below 32 degrees in order to prevent unnecessary damage if the siren motor is frozen. The sirens are still able to be tested without a full activation.

Clark County also participates in the Indiana Statewide Tornado Drill, activating the sirens and encouraging residents to practice what they would do in the event of an actual tornado. 

Contact the Clark County EMA

Gavan Hebner - Director
Email: emergencymanagement@clarkcounty.in.gov

Clark County Emergency Management
110 North Indiana Avenue
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Office: 812.246.5538
Fax: 812.246.5539

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