The jurisdictions in Levy County have a responsibility for the safety of their citizens. Their safety and security depends on the continuation of government services, during and following an emergency or disaster.
Levy County Government is mandated by federal, state and local laws to ensure that mitigation efforts are enhanced; preparedness is encouraged; responsiveness is assured and recovery is achieved, efficiently and effectively, before, during and after man-made and natural disasters (i.e., fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, chemical spills, floods, domestic and acts of terrorism, etc.) that occur in Levy County. Through the County Administrative Code and related policies adopted by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, Levy County Emergency Management has assumed the responsibility for countywide emergency management.
One of the primary responsibilities of Levy County Emergency Management is to develop a local emergency management plan. This plan addresses, as much as possible, all emergency response functions of local governmental departments and agencies, public officials and other public and private organizations, during emergencies or disasters. The Emergency Management Director in cooperation and coordination with local municipalities has achieved that objective by developing the Levy County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. This plan is designed to ensure that jurisdictions in Levy County can effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. This plan was developed with input from all local government departments and agencies that play a pivotal and functional role in emergencies or disasters.