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

National Terrorism Advisory System

Code Red

Important Information


A Farley Nuclear Plant exercise will be held on Wednesday April, 23. A outbriefing will be held in the Emergency News Center located at 179 N. Foster St on Friday, April 25 at 11am to dicsuss the results of the exercise. The public and Media are invited to the outbriefing. Please use the rear entrance to the building.

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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