The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the county’s response to natural and man-made disasters. OEM personnel are responsible for development of the Comprehensive All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan, the operation of the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and work with local, state, and federal officials in all aspects of shelter management, planning, resource management, and emergency response and recovery activities.
Learn about the Emergency Preparedness Registry for those who may need assistance evacuating in an emergency
Suffolk Emergency Managers and Public Safety Officials will use this system to deliver customized messages directly to homes and business in the event of an actual or impending emergency.
Hurricane season starts June 1st.
Build a Disaster Kit
Know what to do before, during and after an emergency
The Risk and How to Prepare
View emergency preparedness for people with special needs
Things to do during an evacuation
Click here to learn how to make an emergency plan
Sheltering and Shelters in Suffolk County
Mitigation for Natural Disasters
Learn about the Emergency Preparedness for senior residents
View the mapping tool which includes Storm Surge Zones and a Shelter Locator
Health Care Providers, Facilities and Suppliers Compliant with SC Law 627-16
View volunteer opportunities in Suffolk County
Residents and visitors can identify the Storm Surge Zone they are in by this information and using this Interactive Map.
For fire and medical emergencies, please dial 911. If you believe that you have been exposed to biological, chemical or radiological agent, or if you believe an intentional threat will occur please contact local emergency responders by calling 911. Dial "911" only for life-threatening emergencies. Do not dial "911" for information. Dial "852-COPS" for non-emergency Police calls in Suffolk County.
To get more information during and after an emergency, listen to your local television and radio broadcasts. If needed, contact local authorities such as the police, emergency management office, or health department. Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency.
For a list of emergency contact telephone numbers including 10 towns in Suffolk County, Utilities, County Agencies, Transportation and Emergency Management please click here
Before proceeding to a shelter, listen to your local radio or TV station first. In the event of an emergency, the media will be notified as to which shelter will open and at what times.
The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will Provide Instructions and Information for Suffolk County Residents on this web page as needed during Significant Emergencies Events.
View Public Information For Emergency Events.
You may want to report the situation to our county or state offices of emergency management or health departments:
FEMA CoreAdvisory Group
Get Involved Volunteer
Click here to learn about
the Suffolk County Community
Emergency Response Team