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Detroit Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) coordinates with local, regional, state, federal, and private-sector agencies to protect the community from natural and human-made emergencies and disasters.
DHSEM focuses on the five mission areas – prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
One important way DHSEM has addressed these areas is by preparing numerous comprehensive emergency response plans. These include the Citywide Evacuation and Mass Sheltering Plan, Emergency Operations Plan, Hazard Mitigation Plan, and Adverse Weather Response Team Plan.
DHSEM is also responsible for a wide range of critical emergency management activities, including:
DHSEM also provides another essential function: Homeland Security. DHSEM has worked closely with public, private-sector, state and federal intelligence agencies in developing a sophisticated intelligence network. It also spearheaded the development of a daily calendar of key events taking place in Detroit and works with intelligence agencies to vet the events for possible threats.
See the Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide for information about Family Emergency Plan, Emergency Supply List, Community Emergency Response Team, Severe Weather Hazards, Warning Systems and
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With tornadoes having the ability to touch down in a matter of minutes, Michigan residents need to be prepared to quickly react and launch an
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Various adverse weather threats that are currently posted individually in the specific sections : heat/heat stroke; floods, tornadoes, lightning and winter weather hazards.
Residents can sign up to receive free urgent and non-emergency notifications from the city of Detroit via cell phone, text, and email.
Information about Severe Weather Awareness
Important preparedness tips and resources
Information about how to protect yourself from cybersecurity risks.
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Information on the city of Detroit Community Emergency Response Team.
The city of Detroit Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a public-private partnership that supports hazardous materials reporting and planning.
Emergency situations can occur quickly and without warning. Individuals and families should prepare in advance for potential emergency situations.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides assistance in helping your company and community enhance the security of public gathering sites and special events.
The Department of Homeland Security encourages citizens to be alert and to report suspicious activity whenever it is observed.
See videos about how to protect yourself from such dangers as extreme heat, lightning, rip currents and frostbite.
Information about Shelters, Warming and Cooling Centers.
Information about the city of Detroit network of warning sirens.
Learn about how you can assist in the community by becoming a volunteer with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and learn about the free online courses available from the Emergency Management Institute Independent Study Program.