Get Prepared

First responders will be on the scene after a disaster, but they can't reach everyone right away. Understanding your responsibilities and using the information contained on this site will help you better prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies.

To better cope with a disaster, you should prepare in advance. Click on any of the following topics to learn how you can best prepare for any disaster or emergency situation.

People with Access And Functional Needs

Emergency Supply Kit


Create a Family Emergency Plan

Create a Business Emergency Plan

Long Term Care Facilities

Sheltering In Place


Recovering From A Disaster

Pet Preparedness

You can also click on "Hazards" on the menu to the left to learn, in more detail, about the hazards we face in St. Louis County.

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Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
1150 Hanna Road
Ballwin, MO 63021
Mark Diedrich, Director
Telephone: (314) 615-9500

Related Links
  United Way 211
  Red Cross Ready Rating
  Meramec Valley Citizens Corp Council
St. Louis County SkyWarn Program
St. Louis Metro Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
  Missouri State Emergency Management (SEMA)
  FEMA Brochures and Publications
  National Weather Service
  Code 1000 Documentation