Emergency Management

Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Office

Robert Fines, Director
Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management
3200 East Hwy 34
Pierre, SD 57501

Sandy Cronin, Administrative Assistant
Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management
3200 East Hwy 34
Pierre, SD 57501

The Hughes-Stanley County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is currently being updated. As part of the planning process, a mitigation survey is being conducted. Your participation is critical for your community, agency, district, department, and/or business to be part of the plan and have access to funding through FEMA grants. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Schwartz at Wenck Associates at 701-751-6145 or dschwartz@wenck.com.


Draft Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan


Below are some tips on what you can do to prepare in case of an emergency

What can you do to Prepare?
Emergency preparedness is everyone's job. Disasters of all kinds, ranging from floods to winter storms, can happen when least expected. It is important that each household be prepared before disaster strikes with a 72-hour Family Emergency Kit, so each family can be self-sufficient until relief arrives. Assembling the following items to create your own 72-hour Family Emergency Kit will be a great start in preparing your household for the new millennium. Such preparation will be valuable in potential emergencies that may affect our area such as blizzards, power outages, floods, tornadoes, or hazardous materials spills.

You Must Be Ready To Act on Your Own

The 72-Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in a location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trash can, suitcase, duffel bag, footlocker or individual pack (with a note on top listing a few items to grab if you have to evacuate).

Emergency Needs

  • Water Storage (1 gallon/person/day)
  • Sleeping Bag and Blanket (wool and thermal)
  • First Aid Kit and Manual Emergency Candles
  • Waterproof/Windproof Matches
  • Extra Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Utility Knife
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Extra Clothing
  • Battery Powered Radio
  • Flashlight