The Office of Emergency Management coordinates all City of Ann Arbor emergency planning for weather-related and other disasters, maintains an emergency operations center, conducts emergency preparedness training and operates a citywide storm/tornado warning siren system. The primary focus of this office is to provide the best possible emergency services for those who visit, reside or work in Ann Arbor.
Before an emergency or disaster occurs, it is essential to be prepared. In addition to the Office of Emergency Management’s efforts, planning, community teamwork and participation are key. Everyone in the community has a role to play in emergency preparedness. Planning starts at home. The pages on this site provide resources and recommendations for ways you can be prepared should an emergency strike. Also, why not get to know your neighbors and form your own neighborhood association or group? One opportunity is to get involved is through the Ann Arbor Police Department Neighborhood Watch Program, which currently has more than 500 teams. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Jamie Giordano at 734.794.6933.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
The City of Ann Arbor Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA in 2012. It identifies and assesses hazards, analyzes particular vulnerabilities to hazards and addresses feasible mitigation strategies.