An Emergency Management Plan
(EMP) is constantly maintained to deal with disasters and major incidents. This plan is a guide and resource document for disaster management.
Mitigation, a process for limiting or eliminating problems before the disaster is a large part of the Emergency Management process.
Warning the public of impending danger is also a responsibility of the DEM. A weather spotting and early warning system, SKYWARN
, is staffed by trained weather observers who work in direct communication with the National Weather Service (NWS)