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CERT Course Offerings

Douglas County Emergency Management periodically provides Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings. 

Children's Materials This is the children's materials page for Douglas County, Kansas. Do you know what to do in case of a tornado or if you have to evacuate from your house? Find out below how to be prepared, or ready, for any emergency situation! Life changing events, or disasters, can happen at anytime and with little to no advanced warning. Tornadoes, floods, fires, and winter storms could leave you and your family without electricity or running water. Disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere! You can reduce the impact of a disaster on you and your family by getting prepared.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The CERT volunteer works under the direction of emergency management staff to prepare themselves, family members and friends for a local disaster event.

Floods and Flash Floods Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, and Douglas County has had its share of destructive floods. This page contains information to help you prepare for and recover from floods and flash floods.
Hazard and Severe Weather Planning For Businesses Build your emergency plan today with these steps.
Northeast Kansas Regional Notification System Douglas County encourages residents to sign up for the NE Kansas Regional Notification System which is a free call notification system being utilized by Douglas County to provide residents with health and safety information including weather alerts sent by the National Weather Service in Topeka.
Pursuit of Preparedness The Pursuit of Preparedness is a year long effort to increase the personal and family preparedness efforts within Douglas County by collecting enough donations to present at least 150 preparedness kits to children.
Severe Weather Safety Each person has a role to play in preparedness. Here are several ways to prepare yourself and your family for severe weather season.
Severe Weather Symposium Welcome to the Douglas County, Kansas Severe Weather Symposium page. This is an annual event held each Spring.
Tornado Safety and Awareness Understanding how to receive severe weather alerts and the appropriate steps to take when those alerts are received is an important part of being prepared. Emergency Management recommends using more than 1 method to receive severe weather alerts. Below are several ways to receive weather alerts.
Weather Radios All-hazard weather radios in Douglas County, Kansas.
Winter Storm Safety Visit this page for resources to help you prepare for a winter storm.
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