EMA Completes Another Severe Weather Preparedness Walkthrough!

2022 is starting off with some REALLY fantastic public outreach efforts and we have received invitations from local businesses to help them with severe weather preparedness for their employees, homeowners, and customers! Today, Director Sam Henley met with Della Miller, owner of Missouri Association Management, LLC, which manages 10 properties in Camden and Miller Counties.Continue reading “EMA Completes Another Severe Weather Preparedness Walkthrough!”

EMA’s 2022-2024 Strategic Plan Released!

Greetings, all! Sam here! Some time ago, our brethren up at Boone County Office of Emergency Management came up with a 2022-2024 Strategic Plan for their office. We loved the SMART goals the plan laid out, so we decided to tailor it to fit Camden County’s needs! You can find the plan on our LEOPContinue reading “EMA’s 2022-2024 Strategic Plan Released!”

Partnerships at Work!

Greetings, all! Our renewed partnerships are already hard at work! On Tuesday, January 4, EMD Sam Henley attended a meeting at the Sunrise Beach Co-Mo Electric Cooperative office with Jason Culp, Co-Mo’s Environment, Health, and Safety Manager. Jason reached out to our office with concerns about protecting the employees and, potentially, customers at their locationsContinue reading “Partnerships at Work!”

2022 Camden County Local Emergency Operations Plan is Official!

As of January 5, 2022, with the signing of the updated promulgation statement and entry of the LEOP into county records, the 2022 Camden County Local Emergency Operations Plan is official! Here is the letter presented to the commission at the meeting: To view the updated plan, as well as the previous version and informationContinue reading “2022 Camden County Local Emergency Operations Plan is Official!”

NIXLE ERROR AND WORK-AROUND

We are currently working with Nixle in regards to numerous reports that Camden County residents who have signed up for emergency alerts in Camden County are receiving alerts for Miller County instead. In the meantime, in order to ensure you are receiving Camden County alerts (especially with tonight’s weather forecast), please text 65020 to 888777!Continue reading “NIXLE ERROR AND WORK-AROUND”

Upcoming Road Work in Camden County

During the week of November 29-December 2, Camden County Road and Bridge will be adding an extension to the low water bridge at West Branch between Kennedy Road and Lynch Road. The road will be closed during this time (weather permitting) and the detour will follow Lynch Road. Updates will be posted here as weContinue reading “Upcoming Road Work in Camden County”

LEPC Tabletop Exercise After-Action Report

On November 5, 2021, following the final Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting of the year, the Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Clark County Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Prep Solutions, ran a tabletop exercise for members of the LEPC and other stakeholders and interested parties from our county. AllContinue reading “LEPC Tabletop Exercise After-Action Report”

Backup EOC Locations Locked in!

As part of our ongoing updates to the Local Emergency Operations Plan, the Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency now has TWO Backup Emergency Operations Center locations locked in! What is an Emergency Operations Center, you ask? The emergency operations center is a physical or virtual location from which coordination and support of incident managementContinue reading “Backup EOC Locations Locked in!”

NWS IWT Workshop 2021

One of the greatest honors of my emergency management career so far was to be invited as one of the guest speakers for the National Weather Service’s Integrated Warning Team Workshop 2021! The topic of this year’s IWT Workshop was, “Understanding Each Other’s Roles, Responsibilities and Operations as it relates to Hazardous Winter Weather.“ This workshopContinue reading “NWS IWT Workshop 2021”