What is LEPC?
Local Emergency Planning Committees were established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. LEPCs are non-profit community organizations that must include in their membership, at a minimum, local officials including police, fire, civil defense, public health, transportation, and environmental professionals, as well as representatives of facilities subject to the emergency planning requirements, community groups, and the media. LEPCs must assist in the development of emergency response plans, conduct annual reviews at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens.
Hodgeman County Emergency Management is the designated disaster agency for the county with the responsibility for coordinating the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters
Our Emergency Notification System:
Hodgeman County and the Cities of Hanston and Jetmore currently use the TYCO Link Alert Notification System (IRIS) to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, as well as more routine announcements, such as road closures and utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS (text), home phone, and/or email—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Hodgeman County allows citizens to OPT-In or self-register, provide additional contact information, and/or opt out as needed. Just remember, we cannot alert you if we don't have your updated contact information.
Registration forms can be picked up at the City Offices, Hodgeman County Health Department, or Economic Development Office. Changes and updates can be made by contacting Lea Ann at 620.357.8831 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Are You Prepared?:
The following resources may help you and your family prepare for severe weather and disasters.
Hodgeman County LEPC Meetings are GENERALLY held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Courthouse Lounge.
Dates for 2018 are as follows:
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Emergency Management Director: Mike Burke
Elk Plaza Business Incubator
203 N West Street
Hanston, KS 67849
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