The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management

OEM Director: Randy Rowe

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Our Mission

To protect the lives and property of all residents when major disasters threaten public safety in any part of Laclede County. The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management responds to two types of disasters – natural and man-made. Natural disasters are major snow and/or ice storms, floods, tornadoes and/or severe weather, as well as the threat of a serious earthquake along Missouri’s New Madrid Fault. Man-made disasters may include hazardous material incidents, nuclear power plant accidents and other radiological hazards. The Laclede County Office Of Emergency Management is also responsible for developing a County Emergency Operations Plan which coordinates the actions of Laclede County government departments and agencies in the event of any emergency requiring use of resources and personnel.

Randy Angst, Darrell Pollock, Joe Pickering would like to thank Ron Lane, Joshua Hall. Daniel Pierce, from the Eldridge Fire department. A special thanks to Daniel Pierce for reporting a tornado that touched down Wednesday night. Thanks to everyone that was out working on these storms.


With warmer weather and spring rains approaching be prepared for flooding and tornadoes. Do not cross low water crossing turn around and don’t drown.

School will be out soon everyone watch out for the kids out playing, Slow down and be careful.