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Emergency Management

 

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Governor’s Executive Order
On Storm Response

Executive order (5-13-22)

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ARE YOU READY FOR SEVERE WEATHER?

The weather in South Dakota certainly keeps us on our toes.  Severe weather and related disasters (like flooding and wildfires) can strike quickly and without warning.  Preparation is key to minimizing your risk and recovering quickly.  For severe weather preparedness tips, take a look at our severe weather preparedness guide.
 

PREPAREDNESS

The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) encourages the development of comprehensive preparedness and disaster management plans, programs, capabilities and organizations by the state and its local governments. Because disasters often disrupt the normal functioning of governments, communities and families, OEM provides the organization necessary to expedite aid, rehabilitation and the rapid acquisition and delivery of resources.
 

MISSION STATEMENT

Our purpose is to protect South Dakotans and their property from the effects of natural, manmade, and technological disasters.  To fulfill our charge, we recognize the four phases of emergency management:  Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.  
 

VISION STATEMENT

The Office of Emergency Management strives to create a rapid, effective, and compassionate emergency management system that wholly prepares our citizens, our communities, and our state to be self-reliant when facing emergencies and disasters and rely less on government.
 

2019 INFRASTRUCTURE DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM 


MITIGATION PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND APPLICATIONS

OEM focuses on four key pillars to plan for emergencies, coordinate response, aid in disaster recovery and, through mitigation, reduce or eliminate loss if the same event should happen again.

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