Emergency Management Director: Mike Burke
Elk Plaza Business Incubator
203 N West Street
Hanston, KS 67849
The Hodgeman County Emergency Management Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 8:00 a.m. in the Courthouse Lounge.
What is LEPC?
Local Emergency Planning Committees were established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. LEPCs are non-profit community organizations that must include in their membership, at a minimum, local officials including police, fire, civil defense, public health, transportation, and environmental professionals, as well as representatives of facilities subject to the emergency planning requirements, community groups, and the media. LEPCs must assist in the development of emergency response plans, conduct annual reviews at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens.
Click HERE to look over the proposed 2020 update of the Region D Mitigation Plan.
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known as SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act of 1986, PL99-499) requires public notice at least once annually informing the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored, and used within their community. Follow-up emergency notices may subsequently be issued.
Accordingly, information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning which is included in our Hodgeman County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Hodgeman County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Hodgeman County Emergency Management at 620-357-4141.
Hodgeman County Emergency Management is the designated disaster agency for the county with the responsibility for coordinating the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters
Hodgeman County and the Cities of Hanston and Jetmore currently use the TYCO Link Alert Notification System (IRIS) to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, as well as more routine announcements, such as road closures and utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS (text), home phone, and/or email—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Hodgeman County allows citizens to OPT-In or self-register, provide additional contact information, and/or opt out as needed. Just remember, we cannot alert you if we don't have your updated contact information.
Registration forms can be picked up at the City Offices, Hodgeman County Health Department, or Economic Development Office. Changes and updates can be made by contacting Lea Ann at 620.357.8831 or by emailing email@example.com
During this time, a great place to go for COVID-19 updates is https://www.kansastogether.com/