Lewis and Clark County Hosts Flood Tabletop Exercise

Published on January 29, 2024

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Helena, MT – Lewis and Clark County Emergency Management is hosting a two-day Flood Tabletop Exercise on Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at St. Peter’s Health in Helena. This training will provide participants with an opportunity to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures for a County-wide flood response and recovery.

“Practice, practice, practice. Emergency response and recovery to flood events is all about effective partnerships and teamwork” said Kyle Sturgill-Simon, Lewis and Clark County Emergency Manager.

The exercise will focus on implementation of incident command, information coordination, and integration between County entities and partner jurisdictions and cooperating agencies during flood recovery. The tabletop will also serve to enhance current emergency operation center procedures.

“Tabletop exercises like this help bring departments and agencies together to focus on the public health, safety, and welfare of County residents”, said Worby McNamee, Lewis and Clark Floodplain Manager.

The exercise will bring together twenty or more individuals from multiple local agencies and organizations including:

  • Lewis and Clark County
  • Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office
  • City of Helena
  • City of Helena Police Department
  • City of Helena Fire Department
  • Red Cross
  • United Way
  • Jefferson County
  • St. Peter’s Health

 

“We have seen what flooding has done to our County in the past, and it’s important for our residents to know that we are doing everything possible to keep the tools in our toolbelt sharp and ready to go when they are needed.” Lewis and Clark County Board of Commissioner, Chair Andy Hunthausen said.

For more information on Lewis and Clark County Emergency Management, please contact Kyle Sturgill-Simon at 406-447-8285. For questions regarding floodplain, please contact Worby McNamee at 406-447-8375.

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