The Emergency Management component of North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) can be traced to the Civil Defense Act of 1951. The Division of Emergency Management and State Radio Communications were combined in 2003 to establish an integrated State Operations Center. Two years later, action during the 59th Legislative Assembly created NDDES comprised of the Division of Homeland Security and State Radio Communications.
Emphasis is on natural disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities. The Emergency Management office develops and maintains a county-wide Emergency Operations Plan for all hazardous events that may occur. For more information, check out the NDDES website: http://www.nd.gov/des/
The LaMoure County Emergency Manager also servers as the Secretary/Treasurer for the LaMoure County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), LaMoure County FEMA Applicant Agent and LaMoure County Floodplain manager.
For recent LEPC meeting notes, click on the meeting below:
For the 2016 Hazardous Material Brochure, click on this link: Publication_2016_1.pdf
LaMoure County Emergency Management Office has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, your organization is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
For Weather information, check out the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, Bismarck, ND: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bis/