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Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Division is a branch of the Department of Public Safety. The Clarion County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the five phases of Emergency Management. The five phases are prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. To accomplish these phases, the Emergency Management Staff work closely with the Clarion County Commissioners, municipal leaders, local coordinators, first responders and other agencies that may be specific to certain events or plans.

Clarion County has seen a number of disasters over the years. In 1985, Clarion County was touched by some of the worst tornados to ever occur in Western Pennsylvania. A large amount of wind damage occurred in the Northern Municipalities of Clarion County. In 1996, one of the worst floods in the recent history of Clarion County occurred. There were many homes and businesses destroyed and one fatality did occur as a result of the flood. In the first six months of 2017 Clarion County has seen an unprecedented six tornados and three heavy rain events.

Clarion County Emergency Management Staff are continuously updating and developing emergency plans and researching the resources that are available in Clarion County. The Emergency Management Division recently accomplished updates to the County Emergency Operations Plan and the County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) that every Township or Borough in Clarion County adopted as well.

As a result of extensive research and organizing, several emergency operational plans have been created in attempt to maintain control and safeguard Clarion's public during an emergency situation.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about any of these plans, contact:
Brett Whitling
Clarion County Emergency Management Agency Planner
bwhitling@dps.clarion.pa.us
(814) 297-7995
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​EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN5 documents

  • 2020 Emergency Operations Plan Volume 1
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  • 2020 Emergency Operations Plan Volume 2
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  • 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan Annual Report
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  • 2019 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
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  • Debris Management Plan
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LYME DISEASE2 documents

  • Lyme Disease Fact Sheet
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  • Printable Lyme Disease Trail Sign
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COVID-195 documents

  • How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
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  • When to call 9-1-1
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  • When to Seek Care
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  • How to get Tested for COVID-19
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  • It's Okay to Ask for Help
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BEING PREPARED11 documents

  • When Disaster Strikes
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  • Family Disaster Plan
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  • Emergency Preparedness Information
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  • Older Pennsylvanians Supply Kit
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  • Disaster Supply Kit
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  • Get Out Safely! Fire Escape Planning
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  • This is Fire! Factsheet on the Nature of Fire
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  • Wildfire Prevention
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  • USDA Disaster Assistance
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  • Federal Disaster Assistance: Fact Sheet
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  • Parents: Helping Children Cope
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READY PA3 documents

  • Disabled Pennsylvanians Public Information
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  • Older Pennsylvanians Information
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  • Protect Yourself from Telemarketing Fraud
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STREAM AND WELL FLOODING INFORMATION4 documents

  • Post-Flooding Information and Resources
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  • Stream Maintenance Booklet
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  • Disposal of Flood Debris
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  • Disinfection of Home Wells and Springs
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FLOOD INSURANCE INFORMATION5 documents

  • National Flood Insurance Program: Q&A
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  • Flood Smart Factsheet for Homeowners
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  • FEMA: A Small Investment Protects you from a Big Problem
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  • Flood Insurance: How it works
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  • Low Cost Flood Insurance for Homeowners
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MINE AND MINE SUBSIDENCE2 documents

  • Information on Underground Mining and Mine Subsidence in PA
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  • Mine Subsidence Insurance
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