Public feedback sought for Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey
Lewis and Clark County is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of the update it is asking for the public to take part in a survey to better understand the vulnerabilities within the County. The Hazard Mitigation Plan survey is available online or by download. Please return paper surveys to Sierra Anderson, 316 N. Park Avenue, Helena, MT 59623. Responses must be received by September 19, 2022.
If you have any questions on the survey or need a non-digital copy, please call the Lewis and Clark County DES Coordinator, Sierra Anderson, 406-447-8285.
Disaster and Emergency Services
The mission of Lewis and Clark County Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) is to protect lives, property, and the environment through preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation planning and activities.
The DES Coordinator manages the county Emergency Operations Center at the Helena Regional Airport during emergencies.
Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC)
The LEPC is a group made up of representatives of public and private agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals that come together to discuss issues critical to Lewis & Clark County. It meets quarterly at predesignated locations to plan and coordinate preparedness for all hazards. The major priorities for the coming year include a review and update of the County's Emergency Operations Plan, participation in the State's Regional All Hazard Mitigation Plan update, and participation in upcoming exercises.
The next LEPC meeting will be held March 25, 2021 at 2:30pm. Location is TBD but regardless of the physical meeting space, the zoom link below is accessible for the public. Due to COVID trends and current Public Health guidance, masks are recommended for those who attend in person. Virtual participation is encouraged due to the small room. To join the meeting on the 25th at 230pm, click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/95543355760?pwd=SnY0RW11d2tFaS9TTGdUa1FKT2s3UT09
Emergency Alert System
The Emergency Alert System is a digitized radio warning system used in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater Counties. The system is designed to provide a 24-hour warning to the public for emergencies and disasters.
KCAP Radio Station (950 AM) is the primary station broadcasting emergency alerts. It has simulcast capability with other participating local stations: KCAP, KBLL, KHKR, KFBB-TV, KXLH-TV, and KTVH-TV.
The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, Helena Police Department, and 911 Dispatch Center use a target notification system to send emergency alerts, such as evacuation orders, to county residents in specific areas by telephone. The service automatically contacts land lines.
If you wish to get emergency alerts via cell phone, you can register your number.
Disaster and Emergency Services Contact Information
Sierra Anderson, Coordinator
316 N. Park Ave. Room 207-A
Helena, MT 59623
Hours of Operation M-F, 8-5
Tri-County FireSafe Working Group