Harper County is at risk from many hazards with the potential to cause casualties, damage, and community disruption. Historically, Harper County faces its greatest risk from severe weather, primarily heavy rain, high winds, and tornadoes. The county is also at risk from other natural hazards such as winter storms and extreme heat, as well as technological hazards like power outages, terrorism incidents, and chemical spills.
Public safety and emergency management have always been critical functions of state government, but in the wake of the 9/11 attack, the role of these agencies in the enhanced national security network now known as Homeland Security is even more important.
- Tornado Safety
- Pandemic Influenza Planning: A Guide for Individuals and Families - this guide is designed to help you understand the threat of a pandemic flu outbreak in our country and communities
- Harper County Mitigation Plan 2014
- Be Prepared - Disasters Happen. Don't be afraid. Be Ready. Preparing makes sense.
- West Nile Virus Prevention
- May 2004 Tornado Pictures - Tornadoes hit Harper County
Harper County is now using Nixel notification service for alerts such as sever weather, citizen searches, and other emergency needs. Sign up for emergency notifications below.