Emergency Management Agency
Woodford County Emergency Management Agency
The Emergency Management Agency was created to combine all Emergency Preparedness Programs including Civil Defense. By state law the Emergency Management Agency is a required County Department. The purpose of Emergency Management Agency is to mitigate potential hazards, plan for, coordinate, respond to and aid in recovery from all disaster situations whether natural or man-made.
Woodford County Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) provides disaster response coordination for all unincorporated areas of Woodford County and coordinates between the State of Illinois and any incorporated area of the county during disaster events.
There are multiple hazards which may directly or indirectly affect the residents of Woodford County. Some of these hazards include:
- Hazardous Materials Release
- Severe hydrologic events such as heavy rain, hail, and downbursts
- Subsidence / Sink Holes