Emergency Management is a combination of your local, state and federal governments working together in partnership with local volunteers and businesses, to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards that affect a jurisdiction.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is the local agency with the responsible for coordination and mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery efforts to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Effingham County.
There are many natural hazards that may impact the communities in Effingham County. These include hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, floods, winter storms and wild fires. These are dangerous and often unpredictable events. It is very important that citizens know the safety precautions to take before an emergency and what actions to take during an emergency, whether natural or caused by man. In addition to the many natural hazards that may impact the county, there are other man-made and technological hazards that pose an equal, if not greater, threat to the citizens.