Oct 3 2018 Mandatory nationwide test of the emergency alert system to be conducted on October 3, 2018

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory

May 24 2018 SBA disaster loans available for Louisville businesses and residents impacted by storms and flooding

Louisville businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and heavy flooding from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, officials announced Wednesday.

Dec 15 2017 Louisville Adds Smart911 to Enhance the LENSAlert Progam

Louisville Adds Smart911 to Enhance the LENSAlert Progam


Residents encouraged to sign up and complete a Smart911 Safety Profile to enhance their personal safety in the event they need to call 9-1-1.


Feb 27 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill Held on March 3 and Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 1-7

City officials urge participation in the Statewide Tornado Drill and encourage all citizens to Be Aware, Be Prepared, and Have a Plan for severe weather.

Sep 12 2016 City of Louisville Announces EMT Recruit Class

LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 12, 2016 – The city of Louisville announced today that it is filling an EMT Recruit Class and is now accepting applications. EMT Recruits will attend a paid training in preparation for obtaining an EMT Certification. Training is expected to start by January 2017 and will consist of class five days a week from 8am-4pm.

Aug 15 2016 Public Emergency Notification System Enhanced With Increased Capability for Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham and Washington Counties

Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Sign Up for the Free Service That Sends Emergency Notifications and Provides Emergency Responders with More Information 


Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to Attend

Louisville Metro Emergency Services will be conducting a full scale Active Shooter Exercise on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 near Slugger Field between Main & Witherspoon and Preston & Jackson Streets.  Again, this will be a drill only with law enforcement and first responder agencies present.

Sep 8 2015 September is Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Your  local Emergency Management Agency will promote and support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage all community members to take part and prepare. 

You can join the effort by following four steps: 

Jun 30 2015 The Top Five Disaster Risks to Small Businesses - Are you Prepared?


WASHINGTON – For some reason, the building where you run your business was hit with a power outage, and you’re forced to shut down for several days. Your customers wonder why your doors are closed, and they decide to spend their money elsewhere. It’s even worse if you run a business like a florist shop or a restaurant, because you’ll lose much of your expensive inventory thanks to the power outage.

Jun 23 2015 Kentucky Storm Survivors Have One Week Left to Register With FEMA

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky storm survivors have until June 30, 2015, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

Survivors who suffered losses during the severe storms in April within Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott counties who have delayed registering for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include:

Jun 12 2015 Less Than A Month For Kentucky Storm Survivors To Register For Federal Assistance

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Kentucky storm survivors have until June 30, 2015, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance and complete their Small Business Administration disaster loan application.

Almost $6 million in federal assistance has gone toward the Kentucky recovery effort. FEMA has approved $3.3 million to help individuals and households while SBA has approved $2.4 million in home and business loans.

Jun 2 2015 Louisville SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close Soon

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, it’s Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) in Louisville, Kentucky will close in the coming days. The DLOC at the Okolona Fire Protection District House will close on Thursday, June 4 at close of business. The DLOC at the Beechmont Community Center will close on Thursday, June 11 at close of business.

May 27 2015 Louisville Disaster Recovery Centers To Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – The two remaining disaster recovery centers in Louisville, which are operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will close on Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. (EDT) and reopen as disaster loan outreach centers on Friday, May 29, at 9 a.m.

May 19 2015 Second Disaster Recovery Center Open in Louisville

830 Individuals Have Already Registered

A second disaster recovery center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is open in Louisville.  FEMA specialists are available at The Beechmont Community Center at 205 W. Wellington Avenue, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  The other Louisville center is located at 8501 Preston Highway at Okolona Fire Station and has the same hours of operation.

May 7 2015 Survivors of April Flooding, Storms Can Apply for Federal Disaster Aid

Residents of Louisville who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides of April 2-17, 2015 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Emergency Services Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has been working closely with The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine damages throughout the community caused by these storms.