EMERGENCY Management

  1. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Spring 2018 - Basic Course

    Posted on February 13, 2018

    The Hamilton County CERT Basic Course for Spring 2018 begins on February 21, 2018. Read on...
  2. Hamilton County - Storm Spotter Training

    Posted on February 13, 2018

    National Weather Service Storm Spotter Training will be held in Hamilton County on March 3, 2018, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. For more information visit: http://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter_talks Read on...
  3. Hazardous Chemical Storage Reporting (tier II) deadline is March 1, 2018

    Posted on February 9, 2018

    Reminder. Any facility required to do Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for hazardous chemicals/substances under OSHA regulations must submit an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form annually. The upcoming deadline is March 1, 2018. Additional Info...
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TrafficWise - Includes updated reports for all State Roads, US Highways and Interstates across Indiana. Motorists can learn about traffic conditions, road closures, construction information, and crashes by using the TrafficWise application or calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623)

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November 24th will be the final weekly test of the outdoor warning sirens for 2017. This is something we do every year during this time as temperatures are continually at or below freezing and activation could cause damage to the siren if moisture is present within the mechanics of the siren and temperatures have created ice to accumulate within the unit.


Please know that even though the weekly audible test will not be performed the siren are NOT turned off and we will continue to perform communication tests with each siren every day to ensure that they are operational and able to sound if the need arises.Hamilton County Emergency Management will resume the audible testing on a weekly basis once the temperatures are routinely above the freezing mark.

Severe weather preparation
Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds. To make sure you are always prepared, develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards and practice your plan.

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From the APP users can:

  • Take pictures of damaged property and directly send back to EMA, along with the location of the damage.
  • Identify any open shelters in the area.
  • Find out if Hamilton County is under any type of Travel Advisory.
  • Access Duke Energy website for up-to-date power outage reports.
  • Access local forecast, along with tips for preparedness in the event of a disaster.


72 hours, Is your family prepared?
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be ready, Make a plan

A disaster supply kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. 

Find out more on how to build your own kit by clicking on the preparedness kit below or by visiting ready.gov/kit