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.

Current County Emergency Status: Green: Normal Operations

Emergency Status Types:

Green: Normal Operations (No reported issues or emergencies). No actions need to be taken. 

Yellow: Current Active Emergency (Current Active Emergency is ongoing, with a moderate severity level). Citizens are encouraged to stay informed by reliable local sources, listen to local authorities, and stay away from the impacted area. 

Orange: Severe Significant Emergency Conditions (A severe emergency is occurring, and significant damage or disruption is very likely) Stay indoors if possible, and stay informed.

Red: Full Emergency Conditions (A major emergency is in progress, causing significant disruption to county operations). Citizens need to stay indoors and wait for instructions from local authorities.


It's not unusual for a citizen to observe several different activities take place throughout their typical day. Most of those activities are harmless and have no intention of causing trouble. However, suspicious activities can occur at any time nationwide. These suspicious acts can cause a lot of damage and danger to the general public in different ways.

Local Law Enforcement can use your help in catching these acts in a timely manner.

Please report any suspicious activities to your local Law Enforcement as soon as you possibly can!



Monroe County Government in partnership with the American Red Cross have teamed up to address the blood shortage in our area. 

If you would like to donate blood, please click on one of the below dates for details on registration and specific information.

We are all in this together.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 (10AM-3PM) - Ivy Tech Life Science Building (501 Profile Pkwy)

Thursday, October 19, 2023 (1PM-6PM) - Ivy Tech Life Science Building (501 Profile Pkwy)

Friday, November 10, 2023 (10AM-3PM) - Ivy Tech Life Science Building (501 Profile Pkwy)

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (1PM-6PM) - Ivy Tech Bloomington Campus


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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


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
Get Directions
  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
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