Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security

June is Pet Preparedness Month

Your pet is a cherished family member, so include them in your emergency plan. Ensure they are prepared for disasters by gathering their supplies in advance and planning how you will evacuate them.

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Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 23 - 29, 2024.  Although most common in the summer, lightning can happen in any season. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance. Remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! 

Learn More About Lightning Safety


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.