Duties and Responsibilities:

Mower County Emergency Management is responsible for development of community based plans and programs to maintain a state of readiness to meet natural, man-made and technological disasters on local and county-wide bases. Emergency Management maintains an on-call state of readiness twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Stay Informed:

CodeRED is a FREE community alerting system. By registering, you receive emergency alerts and community notices. Alerts can go to any combination of home phone, cell phone, email and TDD Devices. You can register for multiple locations under one account. Click on the link below to register.

Emergency Preparation:

There is no substitute for personal preparation. It is important for all Mower County residents and businesses to make individual plans and preparations for their care and safety prior to an emergency and to practice those plans.

Emergency Operation Plan

Files are accessible only with username and password available from Emergency Management Office. 

Austin & Mower County Emergency Operation Plan
Annex A - Notification and Warning
Annex B - Direction and Control
Annex C - Emergency Public Information
Annex D - Search and Rescue
Annex E - Health and Medical
Annex F - Evacuation, Traffic Control & Security
Annex G - Fire Protection
Annex H - Damage Assessment
Annex I - Congregate Care
Annex J - Debris Management
Annex K - Utility Restoration
Annex L - Radiological Protection
Annex M - Hazardous Materials Protection
Annex N - Animal Care Foreign Animal Disease
Annex O - Volunteer Resources
Annex P - Terrorism


Emergency Management
201 1st Street NE, Suite 9
Austin, MN  55912

(507) 437-9549  


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