Emergency Management Agency
The Emergency Management Agency (EMA) prepares and carries out disaster response and recovery actions to prevent, minimize, repair, and alleviate injury and damage from natural, man-made, or nuclear disasters.
Disaster response is the local responsibility of cities, villages, and townships. McLean County EMA operates in a supportive role for state and federal agencies.
Key responsibilities of the department are:
- Clinton Power Plant support
- County Disaster Plan and Hazardous Materials Plan
- HAZMAT response
- Search and rescue
- Weather watch
Mitigation Draft Plan Information
Warming/Cooling Center - A short term emergency location where people can get out of dangerous temperatures to prevent injury or loss of life. Typically, a stopping point until the people can move on, or to, a more appropriate facility. No food or sleeping accomodations are provided. Some warming centers are 24 hours businesses where people can stop in.
Shelter - Severe weather shelters are emergency locations where people can get out of dangerous temperatures to prevent injury or loss of life. Shelters provide food and (typically) places to sleep. These are longer term than warming/cooling centers. Stranded travelers, the homeless population, and families that have lost heat or electricity are the population that shelters are established to assist.
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*This list is subject to change during Spring/Fall seasons
The McLean County Functional Needs Registry is a program set up to help individuals with special needs during an emergency situation. The program is a voluntary registration by county residents with functional needs to help local emergency responders during an emergency with planning and preparedness, so they know in advance who needs extra assistance.
The registry is 100% safe to sign up. Only emergency personnel will be able to see the information provided by county residents. The purpose is to help residents with functional needs get the assistance they need during a weather disaster or some other local emergency.
If you or a loved one wishes to register, please fill out the online registration form or click on a link below to print the form and mail it back to:
McLean County EMA
104 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
The Functional Needs Registration form documents the needs of people with physical, mental or medical limitation due to impaired vision, hearing or mobility. Language barriers also qualify to be documented through the Functional Needs Registry. Registration is free. Information provided to the registry will be kept confidential and will only be shared with emergency personnel to offer asistance in response to an emergency. The Functional Needs Registry database is owned and maintained by the McLean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
The Functional Needs Registry is a program developed by the Access and Functional Needs Advisory Panel (AFNAP) of McLean County in coordination with McLean County Health Department and McLean County EMA. AFNAP over the years has consisted of many local agencies such as Show Bus, American Red Cross of the Heartland, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, PATH and the McLean County Emergency Management Agency.