Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency. Historic Precedence for the Emergency Management Coordinator Noah was the original EMC. Emergency Management Mission.
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Historic Precedence for the
Emergency Management Coordinator
Noah was the original EMC
To maximize survival and preservation of life, property, and the environment in the event of any natural or human-caused disaster, or major accident affecting any city or rural area by making the best utilization of available personnel, equipment, facilities and supplies or other resources.
(precise wording may vary by county)
1 Board of Supervisors (or designee)
1 Sheriff (or designee)
1 Mayor from each City within the County
WINTER STORMS (ICE, SNOW)
HIGHWAY TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS
RAILWAY TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS
WATER SUPPLY CONTAMINATION
LOSS OF WATER SUPPLY
How many of these “EMERGENCIES” can occur in your County?Emergencies may be defined as any event which threatens to, or actually does, inflict damage to property or people.
USING THE FOLLOWING:
Research / Assessment
* Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG)
* Homeland Security Grants
* Iowa Mutual Aid Compact (IMAC)
* Public Assistance
Elected Official’s Responsibility:
Including: Liability and Public Opinion
"No higher duty can devolve upon the city authorities than that of protecting the property, health, and lives of the people; this is their permanent duty - a duty which cannot be evaded, nor can their right to do so be lost by neglect or bartered away."
City vs Mitchell
121.S.E. 165 (1924):
The first court case involving flood plain regulations.