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Emergency Management


About the Monroe County Emergency Management Office

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 for to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters.

The formation and regulation of county level emergency management follow Indiana Code Title 10, Article 14.

Our 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.


December is Winter Safety Month

Winter has arrived and there things you can to ensure your livelihood is protected from the harsh weather. Checkout the below information for winterizing your home and being prepared for travel.  Both of these tips were provided by the National Weather Service.  You can find these things and more on their website by clicking here

Winterizing Your Home


Preparing for Winter Travel



Have you been financially impacted by the Flooding Event on June 18th & 19th, 2021?

Small Businesses/Non-Profit Organizations

Small businesses and non-profit organizations can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) if they had financial losses attributed to the June 18-19 storms and flooding. (No physical damage is necessary to apply for an EIDL.)  These are working capital loans to cover the business’ normal operating expenses until things return to normal. The interest rate on these loans is 2.88 percent for businesses and 2 percent for non-profits. Any business that applies for a Physical Disaster Loan is automatically considered for an EIDL. The deadline to apply for an EIDL is April 7, 2022. The SBA provides a 9-month window from the disaster as it can take a business a while to figure out their economic loss. Also, if your business received PPP or a COVID-19 EIDL, you can still apply for a new disaster loan for this disaster; however, the SBA cannot consolidate disaster loan payments.

How Can I Apply?

The website for all loan applications can be found at  

Assistance is available 7 days a week by calling 800-659-2955, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. People can also make an appointment for one-on-one assistance by emailing to

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here to review the SBA Fact Sheet for Disaster Loans.

Does it cost me money to apply?

No.  The SBA and IDHS determined that our County had incurred major damage from the Flooding that occurred on July 18th-19th, 2021 and this service is to assist Monroe County Residents to get back on their feet.  It is at no cost to you.

What if I do not want to take out an SBA loan?

You are not required to take out an SBA loan, however, it is encouraged that you at least being the process with an SBA associate to determine if the loan is right for you.  You can choose later if the loan is the right option for you.

What if I am denied the SBA loan after applying?

If you are denied the SBA loan after applying, you may qualify for the Indiana Disaster Relief Fund.  This is a source of financial assistance that IDHS provides to those who may not qualify for SBA.  You must first apply for the SBA loan, be denied, and then you can apply for the Indiana Disaster Relief Fund.

What does SBA consider as a business?

  • Nonprofit organizations (they may have more than 500 employees if they otherwise meet SBA size standards)
  • Foodservice or accommodation businesses like a restaurant or hotels with 500 or fewer employees at each independent location
  • Veterans organizations
  • Tribal small business concerns
  • Independently owned franchise
  • Self-employed individuals
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Independent contractor

If I qualify for an SBA Loan and I take it, will I not qualify for future public assistance?

No.  If you qualify for the SBA Loan and take it, and a future event occurs, and public assistance is offered for a non-related event, you will be eligible for a future assistance.



Blood Drives

Monroe County Government in partnership with the Red Cross have teamed up to address the blood shortage in our area.  If you would like to help the cause and donate blood, please click on one of the below dates for details on registration and the blood drive dates.  We are all in this together. 

Thursday, December 16th, 2021 (10AM-3PM)-The Mill, 642 N Madison St

Friday, December 17th, 2021 (2PM-7PM)-The Mill, 642 N Madison St


Sign Up For Emergency Alerts !

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Citizen Alert Sign-Up
Receive emergency alerts and other important community news by signing up for Monroe County Alert. This systems enables us to provide you with critical information quickly, such as tornado warnings, road closures, missing persons and evacuations that are specific to Monroe County.

You will receive time sensitive messages, and you can specify to receive them by text, email, home phone, etc. and what types of alerts you would like to receive.


Travel Advisory Map

To keep up to date on the current travel status of Monroe County, click here Travel Advisory Map Link

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IDHS Travel Map


Contact Us

Kate Petroline,
Director Emergency Management
5850 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
  • Staff Directory
  • M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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