Emergency Management is a cycle of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Emergency Management can be best described as a continual process of improvement  focusing on preparedness, event response, event recovery and mitigation efforts. Learn more about how these steps relate to Cedar County Emergency Management below: 

Prevention

Prevention involves the capabilities necessary to avoid, deter or stop an incident, ranging from natural disasters to man-made events. Click on the button below to learn more about prevention strategies in Cedar County. 


Response

Response includes the resources, skills and capabilities necessary to stabilize an incident or emergency. Response can involve many different types of agencies and responders. Find out more about  response in Cedar County by clicking below. 


Recovery

Recovery is the process of returning to a state of normalcy after an incident or emergency and involves subjects as diverse as business continuity and family reunification. More information on Recovery capabilities can be found through the link below. 

Mitigation

Mitigation involves those skills and efforts necessary to eliminate or reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of an event or emergency. Mitigation can also defined as reducing the likelihood that threats and hazards will happen. 

Event

Female viewing rising flood waters before peak of 2008 flood.

Planning for hazards and events starts with knowing the risks that face Cedar County. Clicking the button below will provide some information on the events that have occurred in Cedar County.