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114 North Oates Street - Dothan Alabama 36303 | (334) 794-9720 Fax:(334)793-3550

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Important Information


Governor Robert Bentley has declared February 15 - 20th, 2015 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. The National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and other supporting organizations ask for your help in providing the public with information about severe weather safety. Advance planning and increased awareness will help residents of Alabama survive these deadly storms. During this week, Dothan/Houston County Emergency Management Agency encourages citizens of this area to prepare for unexpected events, practice emergency response procedures for all types of weather threats and collect necessary items for their emergency kits. Alabama weather varies; therefore, we must be ready for tornadoes, winds, hurricanes, flooding and ice storms.
Please contact the Dothan Houston County EMA at 334-794-9720 if you have any questions.


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Emergency Management seeks to mitigate the effects of various hazards, to prepare for measures which will preserve life and minimize damage, to respond during emergencies and provide assistance, and to establish a recovery system to return the community to a normal status. EMA carries out policies and responsibilities concerning how to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of war, natural disasters, technological accidents, and other major disrupting incidents.

EMA is funded by local, state, and federal monies. Houston County is exposed to many hazards which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing damage, and creating casualties. Possible natural hazards include, for example, tornadoes, droughts, floods, and winter storms. There is also the threat of a war related disaster such as nuclear attack. Other disaster situations could develop from a hazardous materials accident, fire, transportation accident, civil disorder, or an energy crisis. The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant is located in Houston County posing a possible threat to the population if an incident occurred involving the release of radioactivity. Specific emergency plans for each hazard is identified and retained in the EMA office.

If you have any questions concerning emergency management in Houston County, please feel free to call our office Monday - Thursday, 7:00-6:00p.m. This office is manned during tornado/hurricane watches and/or warnings.

Dothan - Houston County Emergency Management Agency - (334) 677-4834 Fax (334) 793-3550 * 114 North Oates Street, Dothan AL 36303