Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 17 - 23, 2024. Hazardous conditions can occur anytime, anywhere without advance notice. FCEM&HS reminds everyone to Have a Plan, Build a Kit and Stay Informed. The time to prepare is now, before severe weather strikes. 

Learn How To Stay Safe


Statewide Tornado Drill

Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris. Make sure you have a plan and practice it by participating in the Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday March 20, 2024 at 9:50 a.m. 

Learn More About Tornado Safety


FCReady Emergency Alerts

FCReady is a text only message alert system that provides emergency information to residents and visitors in Franklin County. A profile is not required and personal information is not collected.  

Stay Informed - Text FCReady to 888777 

 Text FCReady to 888777 for Countywide Emergency Management Alerts

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS)

FCEM&HS coordinates and prepares for all-hazards disaster planning, education, warning, response, and recovery efforts in order to prepare and protect the citizens of Franklin County before, during, and after natural and man-made disasters.