Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security

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 - Flooding

Flooding occurs when water accumulates on normally dry land, often due to heavy rains, rapid snowmelt, or infrastructure failures like dam or levee breaches. Flooding can occur suddenly or gradually and cause significant damage.  Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster and pose the greatest risk in Franklin County, with flash floods being particularly dangerous due to their swift onset and destructive force.

Learn More About Flood 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.