Overview

The Emergency Management / Homeland Security Agency is responsible for the preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities before, during, and after an emergency or disaster affects Lafayette County. Emergency Management coordinates the direction of county government operations in response to emergencies. The E.M.A. director acts under the policies determined by the Board of Supervisors and the state of Mississippi, and is subject to the Board's general supervision and control. The E.M.A. director will carry out the general policies of the Board in conformity with the guidelines established by the state emergency management and homeland security agencies in accordance with the established procedures and state laws.

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The E.M.A. director is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency operations plans, community preparedness activities, emergency communications, and coordination of emergency response agencies. The E.M.A. director is also responsible for submission and administration of state and federal grants for mitigation, preparedness, and response projects.

Lafayette County is currently working on updating our regional hazard mitigation plan and want your input. Please complete a Hazard Mitigation Planning survey at the following URL:

Location

Physical Address: 300 North Lamar Blvd., Suite 212, Oxford, MS 38655
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1240, Oxford, MS 38655
Telephone: 662.234.5667
Fax: 662.232.8688
Email: LafayetteEMA@gmail.com

Contacts

David Shaw
Emergency Management/Homeland Security Coordinator
Department: Emergency Management
Address: 300 North Lamar Blvd., Suite 212, Oxford, MS 38655
Office: 662.234.5667
Fax: 662.232.8688
Email: LafayetteEMA@gmail.com

CodeRED

In October 2011, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisor voted to make CodeRED Weather Warnings available to all citizens of Lafayette County. CodeRED Weather Warnings automatically calls citizens and businesses that are in the path of a severe thunderstorm, tornado or flash flood. In order to receive these notifications, you must first sign up for the service. To sign up, click on the CodeRED logo at the top of this page and enter your contact information on the enrollment form. If you do not have Internet access, please ask a friend or family member to help enter your information. You can also call us at 234-3879 for assistance.

Click on the following links for more information:

Lafayette County Community Storm Shelters Map


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Lafayette County Outdoor Warning Sirens Map


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Documents

General Tornado Information

Earthquake Awareness

Links