Emergency Management

Emergency Management is preparing for, responding to, mitigating against, and recovering from any natural or man-made disaster, or act of terrorism through planning, education, training, and exercising.

Rice County Emergency Management works with community partners to maximize the capability of the county to respond to and recover from disasters occurring throughout the county, and plans for and coordinates a countywide program of emergency management that will save lives and protect property in the event of an emergency.
Rice County Emergency Services Major Incident Response trailer
Emergency Management is also responsible for the development of plans and programs to maintain a state of readiness to meet natural, man-made, and technological disasters on a local or countywide basis. It also coordinates and maintains inventories of disaster resources in the county, both public and private, as well as plans for the effective utilization of resources in the county and works closely with local emergency management offices in the SE Minnesota.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz at 507-332-6119.

2019 Rice County All Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)

Severe Weather Awareness Documents