Working to promote a safer and more resilient community
Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year. You should know what your risks are and prepare to protect yourself, your family and community.
Explore these external links & resources from several official and informative sources.
Our CERT Program trains and organizes teams of volunteers to assist their families, neighbors, co-workers, and other community members during emergencies when professional responders may not be immediately available to provide assistance.
The Washington County/Johnson City Emergency Management Agency is here to help you and your family prepare for emergency situations. In most instances, your first reaction to any emergency can make a big difference. A highway spill of hazardous materials could mean instant evacuation. A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake or tornado could isolate you from basic services like gas, water, telephone, and electricity for several days. The more informed you are about the type of possible emergency situations that can occur, the better prepared you will be.