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Make a plan

Are You Prepared for Disaster?



Make an Emergency Action Plan


When a disaster strikes, it’s too late to plan. Being prepared means planning ahead of time for you and your family. Regularly discuss the plan with your family, and update the plan as needs or circumstances change.


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Build a Preparedness Kit


A very simple disaster kit can mean basic survival items when you need them the most. Your kit can be assembled quickly and inexpensively, easily stored and always ready to grab and use on a moment’s notice.

Your kit should include:

  • Water – one gallon per person per day
  • Food – at least a 3 day supply of non-perishable food items
  • Can-opener
  • Battery-powered AM/FM radio with extra batteries
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications and medical supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Dust masks
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Cell phone with charger
  • Cash
  • Warm blankets and extra clothes
  • Pet supplies

Stay Connected

Stay Connected


Tune in to local media stations for the latest updates and take advantage of official agency platforms on social media outlets to stay connected both before and especially during a disaster. Follow OEM on Facebook and Twitter for emergency information.



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Get Involved


Become involved and stay up to date with what’s going on in your community. Take advantage of local training opportunities such as CERT and learn CPR and basic life-saving skills. Be aware of your surroundings and get to know your neighbors.



Download Preparedness Resources:


  • Family Plan
  • Emergency Kit
  • Pet Preparedness
  • Prepare Now - Information for Older Americans
  • Prepare Now - Information for Special Needs
  • Prepare Now - Information for Business Owners


  • Links




    Mission Statement

    The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program promotes enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.

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    Contact Us

    Office of Emergency Management Greene County Public Safety Center
    330 W Scott Street
    Springfield, MO 65802
    (417) 869-6040 (417) 869-6654 oeminfo@greenecountymo.gov

    Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays). A staff member assigned as Duty Officer maintains an on-call, 24/7 status.

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