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Emergency Management means the preparation for and the coordination of all emergency functions other than functions for which military forces or other federal agencies are primarily responsible, to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters.

For the entire Indiana Code chapter on emergency management and the directives state legislature lays out for the formation and regulation of an emergency management agency at the county level, go to Select Title 10, Article 14. 

 Mission Statement

To establish and maintain a progressive emergency management program that promotes the mitigation of, preparation for, the response to, and the recovery from emergencies and disasters impacting the public, government, and business of the communities in Monroe County.


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Indiana
Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes located in Indiana as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning May 1, 2015.  

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers, hours and locations are:

Brown County

 Brown County Emergency Services Bulding
55 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448
Opening Thursday Aug. 20 at 8:00 AM
Days and Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Saturday August 22; 10:00AM to 2:00PM.
Sunday; Closed
Closing: Thursday, Aug 27 at 3:00PM.
Morgan County
Churches in Mission's Hope House
(Building at corner of Maple Lane and Main Street)
148 E Main Street
Moorsville, IN 46158
Open, Close and hours same as Brown County
The disaster declaration includes the following counties: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton,  Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, DeKalb, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, St. Joseph, Starke, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, White, Whitley and Wells in Indiana.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.  With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers or ranchers.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to  Loan applications can be downloaded from  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.  
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than April 12, 2016.
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Location: 2800 S. Kirby Road
Bloomington IN 47403 (Map)
Phone: 812-349-2546
Fax: 812-349-2052
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday


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Jim Comerford, Director 

Lisa Kane, Deputy Director

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The EMAC informs the operation of Emergency Management, as layed out in Indiana statute.

Name Affiliation
Iris Kiesling Monroe County Commissioners
Penny Caudill, Secretary Monroe County Health Department
Rick Dietz Monroe County Council
Margie Rice City of Bloomington
Jim Davis, Chairman Town of Ellettsville
Richie Carter Stinesville Town Board
Ken Long, Vice Chair Indiana University
Don Adams Local Business Owner
Tom Myers Civil Air Patrol


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