Community Preparedness


The effects of natural and manmade disasters have become more frequent, far-reaching, and widespread. As a result, preserving the safety, security, and prosperity of our community is becoming more challenging. In large-scale disasters or catastrophes, government resources and capabilities can be overwhelmed. This webpage provides a resource for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community as vital partners in enhancing our collective resiliency and security through a "Whole Community" approach. More information regarding the whole community approach to emergency management can be found here.

Emergency Alerts

Click here to register for Maury OEM emergency and non-emergency alerts

Weather radios provide real-time updates and alerts, helping individuals and communities make timely decisions to protect lives and property in the face of severe weather events. Additional information on weather radios can be found here.

Wireless Emergency Alerts may also be enabled on your mobile device, or you can utilize other mobile apps from the Red Cross, TEMA, or FEMA.

Individual and Family Preparedness

CPR, AED, and First Aid courses are essential for equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in life-threatening situations. These courses empower people to be immediate responders, potentially saving lives and reducing the severity of injuries until professional help arrives. Courses can be found via the Red Cross or the American Heart Association websites.

Individual and family preparedness, as advocated by websites like, is the cornerstone of resilience during emergencies. By following the guidance and resources provided, individuals and families can proactively plan and equip themselves to cope with various disasters, ensuring their safety and well-being in times of crisis.

Family Emergency Communications Plan

Advance preparation is essential to ensure that every household member, including children, individuals with disabilities, those with specific access and functional requirements, and external caregivers, are aware of how to contact one another and where to rendezvous during an emergency. This tool can assist you in developing your family's emergency communication plan. The FCC and FEMA also provide these emergency communication tips.

Financial Preparedness and Insurance

Integrating financial preparedness into your personal preparedness strategy is vital. Regularly reviewing and updating your insurance policies, including coverage for natural disasters, ensures a financial safety net during crises, helping you recover and rebuild more effectively. It's a proactive approach that bolsters your resilience by safeguarding both your assets and your family's well-being.

Preparedness for Older Adults's resource for older adults emphasizes tailored preparedness plans that address their specific needs. These plans enhance safety and well-being during emergencies, ensuring a better ability to navigate and recover from disasters, promoting resilience and security.

Assisting People with Access and Functional Needs

In times of emergency, it is crucial to consider the diverse needs of all individuals in our community. This resource, provided by the Tennessee Department of Health, provides essential tips and guidance for assisting people with access and functional needs, ensuring that no one is left behind in the face of adversity.

Pet Owner Preparedness's resource for pet owner preparedness emphasizes the importance of including pets in emergency plans, ensuring their safety and well-being during disasters.

Business Preparedness's resource for business preparedness underscores the significance of planning for emergencies. By following these guidelines, businesses can safeguard their operations, protect their employees, and maintain continuity during disasters, ensuring their resilience and long-term stability.

Places of Worship

FEMA's resource for developing emergency operations plans for places of worship emphasizes the importance of preparedness to ensure safety and continuity during emergencies, fostering a secure environment for congregants.

Child Care Providers

The Tennessee Department of Human Services provides this resource to help child care providers develop emergency preparedness and response plans.

Weather Safety for Kids / Teens

The National Weather Service provides this resource to help educate kids and teens on weather, weather safety, and disaster preparedness.

Utility Links / Outage Information

Columbia Power and Water Systems | Outage Information/Map | Report Outage: (931) 388-4833

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation | Outage Information/Map | Report Outage: (931) 388-3482

Middle Tennessee Electric | Outage Information/Map | Report Outage: 877-777-9111 or 877-777-9020

Atmos Energy | Report Outage: 866-322-8667

Spring Hill Utility | Report Outage: (931) 797-8271

Mount Pleasant Utility | Report Outage: (931) 379-7717 or (931) 379-2101 (after hours)

Lawrenceburg Utility Systems | Outage Information/Map | Report Outage: (931) 762-7161


Additional Resources and Links

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

National Weather Service

TN Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Safe Rooms

FEMA Flood Map Service Center

Poison Control