HOLMES COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
INVITES YOU TO ATTEND:
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DAY
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
1001 EAST HIGHWAY 90
BONIFAY, FLORIDA 32425
All Florida residents and visitors should prepare each year for the possibility of tropical storm or hurricane impacts, understand the potential hazards posed by them, and have a plan.
Hurricane Season is June 1 – November 30, 2016.
Local Emergency Responders and partnering agencies will be on site providing information for the citizens of Holmes County.
Request for Proposals #16-07
RFP Description and Deliverables
The Holmes County Emergency Management Office, on behalf of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners, is requesting proposals from qualified contractors for the following tasks and deliverables:
• A complete update of the Holmes County Emergency Management Continuity of Operations Plan
• Conduct a workshop to demonstrate the importance of having and maintaining a viable COOP for all County agencies
Proposal deadline is March 28, 2016 at 10:00 am CST. Proposals should be submitted to the Holmes County BOCC office at 107 East Virginia Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425. Proposals will be opened on March 28, 2016 @ 10:00AM.
Five Things to Do Now Before a Disaster:
Locate where you live and your evacuation zone. http://www.wfrpc.org/pdfs/
- Decide NOW where you would go if ordered to evacuate - a friend or relative's home, a hotel or as a last resort, a public shelter. Remember, if you are going to leave the area or go to a hotel, don't delay. Determine your route, leave early and travel the shortest distance possible. Think tens of miles, not hundreds.
- Purchase a battery-powered NOAA weather radio and a non-electric landline phone. Even though phone service may not be disturbed, a cordless phone will not work during power outages.
- Make sure your street address number is clearly marked on your home.
- Whether you rent or own your home, review your insurance policies with your agent now.
For further information please visit: www.floridadisaster.org
For the kids, please let them visit for interactive fun: www.kidsgetaplan.com
The Holmes County Emergency Management Department provides:
· Effective and orderly governmental control and coordination of emergency operations in emergencies within the scope of Florida Statutes
· Develops and maintains the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan providing emergency management planning for the entire county
· Coordinates emergency management activities, services and programs within the county, including but not limited to:
- Training and education on disaster survival
- Assisting local first responders
- Provide disaster assistance to our communities, businesses, residents and visitors
- Provide emergency drills and exercise simulations for training and exercising our resources to enhance our capabilities
- Review and provide technical assistance for Health Care Facilities’ Emergency Operations Plans
· Serves as the liaison to the State Division of Emergency Management and other local emergency management agencies and organizations
Emergency Management Program Basics:
· Develops and implements programs and capabilities aimed at reducing the impact of incident on our communities
· Identifies potential threats and hazards and assesses the risk posed by them
· Plans for risks that cannot be eliminated
· Prescribes the actions required to handle the consequences of events and how to recover from them
The mission of Holmes County Emergency Management is to plan and coordinate actions to prepare, respond, mitigate, and recover from natural or man-made disasters.
The National Preparedness Goal identifies mission areas within which we must build and sustain capabilities. Utilizing a whole community approach, emergency management supports and executes the following mission areas:
- · Prevention: The capabilities necessary to avoid, prevent, or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism. As defined by PPD-8, the term “prevention” refers to preventing imminent threats.
- · Protection: The capabilities necessary to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and human-caused or natural disasters.
- · Mitigation: The capabilities necessary to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
- · Response: The capabilities necessary to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs after an incident has occurred.
- · Recovery: The capabilities necessary to assist communities affected by an incident to recover effectively
Choctawhatchee River and Road Closure Updates for Holmes County:
The following roads are closed:
Spring Valley Road at Wright’s Creek...
Howell Williams Road at creek
Choctawhatchee River in Caryville is currently at 13.53 feet as of 7:00pm and is expected to crest at 16.2 feet on Monday. All residents living in or around the Choctawhatchee River basin should take precautionary measures to protect life and property. Anyone needing assistance or information should contact the Holmes County Emergency Management Office at 547-1112.
ROAD CLOSURES due to water for 2/24/16 @ 12:00PM:
Cane Mill Rd
Grover Lewis Rd
Spring Valley Rd
Please be careful and do not drive through standing water or barricades.