Be Disaster Aware
Take time to prepare.
Are you in the floodplain?
If you are building or developing in Osage County, please contact our office to see if you are in the floodplain. Just because you don’t live near a river, doesn’t mean you’re not in the floodplain. Everyone is encouraged to verify before building to avoid violations.
Public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. This page describes different warning alerts you can receive and the types of devices that receive the alerts.
Osage County 911/Emergency Operations Center
The EOC provides 911 services for the residents & visitors of Osage County. We also coordinate the response & recovery actions for disasters such as emergencies at the nuclear power plant, floods, tornadoes, hazardous material incidents, earthquakes, etc.
Follow Osage County Emergency Management Agency on social media to get the latest updates and tips.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.
Ameren Energy Center
If you reside within 10 miles of the Callaway Nuclear Plant, you live in the area called the Emergency Planning Zone, (EPZ).
Bagnell Dam holds back water from the Osage River to create the Lake of the Ozarks. This stored water serves as “fuel” for the Osage Power Plant, located inside the dam.
Osage County Emergency Operations Center offers Smart911 for all citizens. It is a FREE service available to all citizens, inside or outside of Osage County and 100% private and secure.
Osage County has warning sirens located in Argyle, Belle, Chamois, Freeburg, East and West side of Linn, Linn State Technical College, Meta, Rich Fountain, and Westphalia.
Every year emergencies take their toll on business and industry -- in lives and dollars. But something can be done.