Emergency Management Agency

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The Blount County Emergency Management Agency coordinates the overall response to large-scale incidents and disasters.

The Blount County EMA is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes, coordinating all agencies that respond, ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster, developing plans and procedures in response to and recover from disasters, developing plans and procedures in response to and in recovery from disasters, and developing and providing preparedness materials for the public. Additionally, the Blount County EMA administers and coordinates the Homeland Security grants for Blount County.

The Blount County EMA has coordinated responses to two large-scale disasters in the past three years, securing FEMA and state funding of over $2,000,000 to repair Blount County’s roads and bridges damaged by storms since 2014.