Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security


Extreme heat means temperatures above 90 degrees for two to three days, making your body work overtime to stay cool. It can be especially dangerous to vulnerable populations in our community. Learn the impacts of extreme heat and simple steps to prepare. 

Get #SummerReady  

Severe Weather

Severe Weather 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


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 


Franklin County Hazards - Tornadoes

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. Tornadoes can happen at anytime, anywhere and at anytime of the year. 

Learn More About Tornado Safety

 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.