8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
except state-observed holidays
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center-South, Room E208
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
Call us: 317-232-2222
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact regional staff: Statewide contacts map
Visit us: Schedule an appointment online before you visit to conduct business with IDHS. No walk-ins will be accepted.
About the Planning Section
The IDHS Planning Section is a comprehensive section that assists the state government, local governments and the private sector plan prepare for and estimate all levels of outcomes for a disaster, natural or manmade.
This section develops, maintains and enhances more than 70 state-level emergency plans and ensures compliance with federal guidelines. It also works at the local level and provides planning templates, guidance, review and feedback of emergency plans to counties and businesses.
The Planning Section also collaborates with other IDHS sections to provide expertise to plans being validated by the Exercise Section, training data to the Training Section from responses collected from local county governments and businesses and more.
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!