The Cass County Emergency Management Agency is a county agency
authorized by county resolution, and affirmed by city ordinances, county-city interlocal agreement and state statutes. The agency's office is located in the Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in the lower level of the County Office Building on the Northeast corner of the Cass County Fairgrounds in rural Weeping Water, near the center of the county. The Director is William M. Cover of Weeping Water. The Director and Deputy Directors are appointed by the County Board of Commissioners
Primary functions include assisting emergency services in planning for efficient operations during disasters, acting as liaison between emergency operations agencies and county-city executives, serving as county coordinator for homeland security, maintaining the EOC for use at any time, assisting local jurisdictions and public safety agencies in the development and maintenance of warning systems throughout Cass County, training severe storm spotters and coordinating storm watch operations, coordinating county-wide hazardous materials, planning, reporting and response; planning and conducting various types of training exercises, instructing and assisting the general public in disaster procedures, administering the federal Population Protection Program, and assisting schools, hospitals, nursing homes, business and industry in developing and implementing disaster plans.
The EOC houses the Operations Room for use in coordinating disaster response
operations and auxiliary communications facilities. The EOC has standby electrical
PERSONNEL: There are Three Full time personnel: The Director, Chief Deputy Director and Administrative Officer. There are two part-time Deputy Directors and approximately 30 other volunteer staff personnel.
FUNDS: The Cass County Emergency Management Agency operates from the county general fund. Funding comes from two primary sources: Federal (DHS/FEMA) which provides approximately 30% of normal operating costs, and Cass County which provides approximately 70% of normal operating costs.
CASS COUNTY HAZARDS: The County population is exposed to 17 hazards in three basic categories; (1) Natural, (2) Technological and (3) National Security, which have the potential to disrupt the day to day community life patterns. These emergencies and disasters could involve injuries, death and property loss to the citizens of the county. Eight of the hazards have the highest potential of occurrence and they include; tornadoes, severe storms (winter and summer), floods, hazardous materials (HAZMAT), utility and transportation accidents, and national emergencies. The other nine hazards are, civil disturbances, subsidence (sinkholes), fire/explosion, pollution, water related incidents, medical epidemic, loss of communications and earthquakes.
|All inquires can be addressed to this office
|8400 144th St., Suite 200
PO Box C
|Phone (402) 267-6765
|Weeping Water, NE 68463-0195
||Fax (402) 267-7945
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
After Hours Emergencies Call (402) 296-9370
The agency's office is located in the Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in the basement of the Cass County Extension Office on the Cass County Fairground in Weeping Water, which is located near the center of the county.
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