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Emergency Management
100 East Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
voice:(219) 873-1499

What is Emergency Management?

The Emergency Management Agency is an agency governed by Federal and State laws operating under the City of Michigan City. Outside of Michigan City; Emergency Management is governed by LaPorte County. The LaPorte County Emergency Management office can be contacted at (219) 326-6808 or (219) 874-5611 ext. 2264 or at www.LaPorteCounty.org.


How were we formed?

Emergency Management was formerly known as Civil Defense. Federal, state and local organizations adopted the name Emergency management to more clearly state the objectives of the organization. Most residents are familiar with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that assists in major disasters throughout the country.

What is our function?

The Michigan City Emergency Management office prepares and keeps current several specialized disaster plans including but not limited to:

  • The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
  • The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP)
  • The Radio Amateur Communications Emergency Services (RACES) Plan
  • Strategic Preparedness Plans
  • Community Mass Notification Early Warning Plans
  • Radiological Protection Plans
  • and other plans relative to Volunteer Management Resource management, evacuation, and other specialized plans

The Emergency Management's mission is to plan for critical incidents resulting from natural and man-made hazards, including foreign terrorism. The concepts for planning involve; Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.

What is the goal of Emergency Management?

Our overriding goal is to mitigate loss of life and property damage during time of disaster. For more information, feel free to contact us or one of these online resources:

Federal Emergency Management Agency
State Emergency Management Agency
Department of Health and Human Services
American Red Cross
State Department of Homeland Security


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