Emergency Planning

It is the responsibility of local, state, and federal government — as well as individuals — to preserve life, property, and the environment. The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners, in cooperation with the county's constitutional officers (Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections), non-governmental organizations, non-profit agencies, and the private sector continually plan for a variety of emergencies and disasters.

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) are available from the menu.

The CEMP is a strategic, operations-oriented plan that addresses that coordinates response. It addresses the following: county and inter-county evacuation; shelter; post-disaster response and recovery; rapid deployment and pre-deployment of available resources; communications and warning systems; and, annual exercises to determine the ability of local governmental entities to respond to emergencies.

The LMS establishes an ongoing process that makes hazard mitigation part of the routine for all of Flagler County. It identifies hazards based on the history of their occurrences to establish a list of goals, objectives, strategies and actions that will reduce — or eliminate — the long-term risks to life and property that are caused by these hazards.