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Emergency Management Agency


Henry County EMA

Henry County Emergency Management seeks to mitigate the effects of various hazards, prepare for measures that will preserve life and minimize damage, respond during emergencies and provide assistance, and establish a recovery system to return the community to a normal status. EMA carries out policies and responsibilities concerning how to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of war, natural disasters, technological accidents, and other major disrupting incidents.

EMA is funded by local, state, and federal monies. Henry County is exposed to many hazards which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing damage, and create casualties. Possible natural hazards include, for example, tornadoes, droughts, floods, and winter storms. There is also the threat of a war-related disaster such as a nuclear attack. Other disaster situations could develop from a hazardous materials accident, fire, transportation accident, civil disorder, or an energy crisis. The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant is located in Houston County posing a possible threat to the population if an incident occurred involving the release of radioactivity. Henry County has an area of responsibility within the ten-mile jurisdiction Specific emergency plans for each hazard are identified and retained in the EMA office.

If you have any questions concerning emergency management in Henry County, please feel free to call our office Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 p.m. (334) 585-6702.

Henry County has a very limited staff. If you have ever done emergency work in the past or would just like to volunteer sometime before or during a weather-related incident, contact the EMA office.


101 North Doswell Street
Abbeville, AL 36310

Phone: (334)585-6702 | Fax: (334)585-1613


Matt Hatcher

Phone: (334)585-6702

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