Monroe County, Indiana

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Emergency Management


About the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency

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 businesses of the communities in Monroe County.


Severe weather season is upon us. It's important to be weather prepared to help protect yourself, your love ones, and your property from any weather event that may come our way. Monroe County can experience several different severe weather events.

Below are some ways to help yourself be better prepared:

  • Have a safe place designated where you can seek shelter in the event that a tornado occurs. A basement or cellar is an ideal shelter. However, if not available, seek the most interior room (bathroom) in your house or apartment that is away from all doors and windows. If you live in a mobile home, seek a sturdy building near you, such as a nearby building or business, ahead of the storm.
  • On your way to seeking shelter, grab something that you can use to protect your face from debris (a hardcover book, blanket, pillow, etc.).
  • Have several ways of receiving weather alerts and other emergency alerts. Please do not rely on only outdoor warning sirens or one alerting source for warnings.

Here are some local sources you can go to receive weather alerts:

- Monroe County Alert System (free system for residents):
- Monroe County Sheriff's Department Mobile App
- FEMA Mobile App
- Several local news and weather stations can send out weather alerts. Look at their websites for information.
- Stay tuned to local radio stations.
- Tune into a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Be ready and prepared for power outages. Have battery-powered flashlights and other lighting sources readily available. Have a backup for your oxygen tanks or extra oxygen on hand. Have a way to keep your medications cold.
  • Check on others around you in a safe manner. Help them be weather aware.
  • If possible, store vehicles, outdoor equipment, and other valuables inside a shelter of some kind to help protect them from wind or hail damage. 
  • If your property receives storm-related damage after a storm event, reach out to your local emergency management agency to report the damage.

Sign Up For Emergency Alerts! 

Sign up and receive critical community information.


Receive emergency alerts and other important community news by signing up for Monroe County Alert. This system 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 by signing up for these alerts! This is a free service for anyone in Monroe County, Indiana.

While registering for the alerts, you can specify how you would like to receive them, whether by text, email, and/or landline.

You can also register for automated weather alerts through this system.

These automated weather alerts are voluntary. You are able to select the weather alerts that you would like to receive.

Travel Status Map

To keep up to date on the current travel status of Monroe County, check out the Travel Status Map:


For up-to-date news, follow us on Facebook and sign up for alerts from the Monroe County Alert System.


An emergency or disaster may strike at anytime, unannounced. The best way to survive and recover from an incident is to be prepared for them at all times. One way to help yourself be prepared, is to make an emergency preparedness kit that you can take with you everywhere you go. It is a great idea to have multiple kits. You can keep one in your vehicle at all times, one in your house, and any other location that you may think about.


  • Battery-powered Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • Water Bottles
  • Non-perishable food items                                                                                                                                       American Red Cross   
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rain gear/Poncho
  • Blanket
  • Extra clothing
  • Personal Hygiene products
  • Cell phones with charges
  • Extra cash for emergency use
  • Waterproof matches and fire starter kit
  • Road Flares
  • NOAA Weather Radio
  • Maps of your area (County and State)
  • Tarps to make a shelter if needed


  • House or Apartment
  • Vehicle
  • RV/Camper
  • Boat
  • Garage
  • Outbuilding or shed     

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Jamie Neibel,
Director Emergency Management

Physical Address

5850 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Physical Address

5850 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
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