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Agency Mission
The Madison County Emergency Management Agency identifies hazards and vulnerabilities within the corporate limits of Madison County and provides coordination to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from all natural and manmade emergencies and disasters regardless of size, or complexity. This Agency will take appropriate action in accordance with established Emergency Operational Plans to mitigate any harm to the citizens or property in Madison County.

Code Red 3

CodeRED is an ultra-high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications such as chemical spills, missing child or evacuation notices. 
The service also allows consumers to opt-in for weather warnings. 
To sign up for the weather warning portion, click the link above.

Seasonal Preparedness Topic

Thunderstorms develop quickly and can occur with little to no warning. Heavy winds and lightning caused by storms can cause extended power outages,   uprooted trees, landslides, and downed or broken utility lines.  Additionally, heavy rains can cause flash floods. 

Familiarize yourself with the following terms to stay alert and prepared. 

  • Tornado Watch - conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes.
  • Tornado Warning - a tornado has been reported   by spotters, or National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists have   determined that one is about to form in the next several minutes.  Go to   a substantial shelter immediately.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch - conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms containing large hail and damaging wind.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning - large hail   and/or damaging wind has been reported by spotters, or is about to   develop.  Go to a substantial shelter immediately. 

During the storm 

  • Avoid handling metal, electrical equipment, telephones,   bathtubs, water faucets, and sinks, because electric current from   lightning can travel through wires and pipes.
  • If you are outside, take cover in a stable facility. Avoid taking shelter under trees.
  • Tune in to local TV/radio channels for emergency advisories and instructions.
  • Avoid walking through water that has seeped into your home; it may contain hazardous materials.
  • If you are asked to evacuate your home, follow instructions given to you by emergency personnel.
  • Call your local public works department or village hall to report fallen trees or tree limbs, or clogged catch basins.
  • Call your local public works department or village hall to report flooded streets.
  • Avoid downed power lines and broken gas lines. Report them to 9-1-1. 

After the storm 

  • Assess your immediate environment.
  • Report fallen trees, flooded streets, or damaged public utilities to the proper department.
  • Stay tuned to local weather stations for updated information. 

For Additional Information 

101 East Edwardsville Road, Ste 260     Wood River, IL  62095     Office: 618.692.0537     Fax: 618.692.8985     ema@co.madison.il.us

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