Newton County Emergency Management
We strive to help the citizens of Newton County prepare for and cope with any type of emergency. We provide assistance and support to local communities, organizations, and regional agencies in the event of an emergency. This is accomplished through education and training of the public and our personnel. Our primary goal is to minimize the loss of life or injury and protect property in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. We hope to achieve this through planning, preparing, response and recovery efforts. Disaster's can strike at anytime and anywhere, we pride ourselves with being prepared for whatever may come.
Do you have an emergency kit prepared for your home and auto?
MU Extension Flood Resources
Tetanus Shots & Well Water Testing Available
MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home
How-to-Install a Self-Help Tarp
Rehabbing Flooded Houses: A Guide for Builders and Contractors
Mold Control Resources
Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees
Design Storm Alert System (tracks accumulated precipitation and helps with managing stored manure or domestic wastewater)
Septic Systems: After the Flood
Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency
Shock-Chlorinating Your Well (Procedure for killing disease-causing bacteria in 6-inch diameter water wells)
Food Safety After a Flood
FAQs about Handling Flooded Produce
National Flood Insurance Program
USDA Service Center office locator (for farm disaster assistance)
MoDOT road travel conditions
Federal Disaster Assistance (FEMA)
FEMA storm shelters are located at the following schools in Newton County. Storm shelters will be opened at the time a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning is issued by the National Weather Service. Please consider that you may not have time to reach a shelter so it is important to have a plan to shelter in place. We encourage all families to have a weather radio and emergency plans in place for any weather event whether you are home, your workplace, church, or are traveling.
Information to assist with emergency planning can be found at: www.ready.gov/tornadoes or www.nws.noaa.gov.
Neosho – South Elementary, Carver Elementary, Neosho High School
Crowder College - Davidson Hall
Granby area - East Newton High School
Seneca – Intermediate school
Diamond – Between middle and elementary school
Stella - East of the Veterans' Memorial located on Ozark Street