Shelby County Kids Mask Up- March 20 Giveaway

The Shelby County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency along with The Chemours Company would like you to help us “MASK UP OUR KIDS”. Children are our most precious cargo. As our students begin returning to the classroom, we want to help by providing masks for the children of Shelby County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people two years of age and older wear a mask in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.




Loans now available to Tennessee small businesses that have suffered economic injury as a result of COVID-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Gov. Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has received a declaration for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to a request submitted on Wednesday, March 18.

Storm Recovery Center Opening to Assist Victims

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2019

On the morning of October 21, 2019, severe weather made its way through the Mid-South. An EF-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 105 miles per hour caused significant damage to buildings and businesses.

Report Storm Damage to Property from January 11th Storms

***Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security does not provide funds for damage repairs***

If your property sustained storm damage, take photographs to document the damage. You should also consider making emergency repairs to prevent any further damage such as covering broken windows with plastic or covering damaged roofs with tarps. If your home is uninhabitable, you should seek safe shelter. 

National Preparedness Month Emphasizes Replacing Fearfulness with Readiness

National Preparedness Month Emphasizes Replacing Fearfulness with Readiness

“Prepared. Not Scared” is 2019 Theme


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is asking all Tennesseans to make disaster resilience a priority today with his proclamation recognizing September as National Preparedness Month.

CERT Classes for 2021 ***New dates available***

Learn how to prepare for the unexpected by taking the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. CERT students learn life-saving skills; gain a new confidence that they will know what do before, during and after a disaster. And be able to assist family, neighbors, and co-workers until the professional rescuers arrive on the scene.

CERT training is presented through lectures, videos, and hands-on exercises to teach students what to do before, during, and after a disaster.

Modules include: