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Planning Section

About the Planning Section

The Planning Section facilitates, manages, supports and revises the ongoing enhancement of Indiana's All-Hazards Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, associated emergency support function annexes, standard operating procedures, checklists and planning support of local and state agency plans. The Planning Section ensures incorporation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Framework components, principles and policies to state agency plans. The section also oversees and provides technical guidance for all state agency's continuity of operations plans and continuity of government planning, as well as conducting and analyzing statewide threat and hazard risk assessments which provide the foundation to identify targeted training of emergency management professionals and development of exercises to validate and improve capabilities associated with identified assessment gaps.

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Natural Hazards Preparedness

In collaboration with six other states, IDHS has published the Without Warning! comic book that visually talks about the threats for earthquakes in the Central United States and what people should do before, during and after one occurs. Give it a read!

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More Earthquake Resources


Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT)

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The Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT) is a GIS mapping dashboard that allows emergency managers and other community leaders to toggle a variety of local information, including census data, public safety locations, historic disasters and more. Learn more about the tool at the FEMA website.


National Water Dashboard (NWD)

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The USGS National Water Dashboard is a one-stop resource for all available USGS water data to make decisions that can preserve life and property. It provides real-time information as well as past precipitation totals, forecasts and drought conditions. Learn more about USGS water data at the USGS website.

Use the NWD

Shelter-In-Place Pictograms

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The Shelter-In-Place Pictograms document gives guidance for hazards while in a mobile home, short building or multistory building. The guidance has recommended interior locations, protective actions and how long to remain sheltered for each hazard. Find more FEMA planning resources at the FEMA website.

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