Emergency Management Agency

Functions

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.

Duties

Key responsibilities of the department are:

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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