Lea County Emergency Management is responsible for planning the responses of small- and large-scale emergency situations to save lives, reduce injuries and preserve property. Emergencies and disasters, both natural and man-made, can affect every resident in Lea County. Sometimes threats occur that we simply cannot control or prevent from happening; ie, wildfires, hazardous-material spills and riots. However, from every family to every public safety department in Lea County, we all can prepare for how we respond to these emergencies. Preparing your family's responses to emergencies is critical, and it takes just three steps:
Make a family emergency plan
Get an emergency supply kit.
Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur in your area and their appropriate responses.
For more information on how to prepare your family for an emergency, please visit whatstheplan.org, an initiative of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management