Emergency Preparedness

  1. Emergency Alerts

    Jackson County Emergency Preparedness Department has launched a new information service to help alert you about a potential emergency in a timely fashion using the latest technology.

  2. Emergency Management Team

    The Jackson County Department of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security has merged the County preparedness/response operations with the Independence Emergency Preparedness Office to form the Eastern Jackson County Emergency Management Team.

  3. Excessive Heat

    Heat is the number 1 weather-related killer in the nation. Learn about heat warnings, advisories and illnesses. Also view a list of local "cooling stations."

  4. Severe Weather

    Find reminders and safety tips for severe weather, especially storms and tornadoes.