Emergency Management

Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management

Function of Department
Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management prepares and carries out disaster response and recovery actions to prevent, minimize, repair, and alleviate injury and damage from natural or man-made disasters.  

The mission of Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a county we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. 

What is Emergency Management
Emergency Management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

Philosophy of Emergency Management
There are four aspects to Emergency Management's philosophy:

  • Mitigation - Preventing or reducing the impact of possible events.
  • Preparedness - Identifying hazards and preparing plans for particular hazards.
  • Response - The First Responder hands-on response to the emergency event.
  • Recovery - Operations that will ensure the orderly return to normal, near-normal, or improved levels following a disaster.




Weather Related Links

National Weather Service-Aberdeen

Safe Travel-Road Conditions

Weather Ready Nation-Ambassador

Alert Sense sign up



Office Links


Office of Emergency Management-South Dakota

Red Cross

Homeland Security

Ft. Pierre National Grasslands



LEPC Meeting Public Notice.





Contact Info

Troy Blevins, CPM
3200 East Hwy 34
Pierre, SD 57501
O: (605)773-7454
C: (605) 280 9910