The Smith County Emergency Management Agency is a multi-function agency whose primary duty is to prepare, respond and recover from several types of natural, man-made and technological disasters that may occur in the county. These disasters include severe weather emergencies such as large thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, large fires and hazardous materials incidents.
The agency is lead by a director who oversees all emergency operations within the county and coordinates emergency planning with the Board of Supervisors, the general public, and the emergency agencies within the county. The director also serves as the county's liaison to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
The agency is also tasked with educating the public on hazard mitigation, safety education, and disaster assistance programs. These programs include CPR training, severe weather terminology training, storm spotter training, weather radio programming, fire and flood insurance information, and other preventative training programs.
Smith County Emergency Management Agency
Heather Easterling, Director
P.O. Box 1107
Raleigh, MS 39153