Help Me With...

Select from list
My Residential Property
My Driver's License or Vehicle Registration
Requesting Assistance
Getting Outdoors
Health Department


Select from list
My Property Valuation
Understanding My Valuation
Paying My Property Tax
Neighborhood Sales
Building Permits
Vehicle Registration - New Stickers
Vehicle Registration - New Vehicle
Drivers License - New or Renew
New Resident Vehicle Registration
Adult Protection
Child Welfare
Child Support
Child Care
Financial Assistance
Medical Assistance
Food Assistance
Decode Douglas County
Open Space Special Event Permits
Open Space Properties and Trails
Park Reservations
Parks and Trails
Register to Vote / Update Voter Registration
Upcoming Election Information
Ballot Drop Box Locations
Voter Service and Polling Centers
Birth Certificates
Death Certificates
Environmental Health
Household Waste Management


× Close


Are you ready? September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on September 21, 2021 2021Public Safety


Are you prepared for a community disaster? A 2018 nationwide poll revealed that 41% of Americans say they are not ready.

During National Preparedness Month, and throughout the year, Douglas County wants to be sure you have the tools you need to help you become prepared.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) annual disaster readiness campaign, promotes family and community disaster planning and awareness now and throughout the year. This year they remind us to, “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Douglas County and our neighboring communities are regularly affected by events such as severe winter weatherwildfires and floods. A few simple steps and shared responsibility for readiness can make a big difference as the winter weather and fall wildfire seasons approach.

“National Preparedness Month is a great time to make sure you and your family are prepared should a disaster strike close to home,” said Tim Johnson, Director, Douglas County Office of Emergency Management.

It is important to have a plan and an emergency kit, taking the following steps can create a more orderly and rapid response during a disaster:

Learn more at ready.gov about how you can “Prepare to Protect.”

Your County. Your News. Get it first.

Be among the first to receive news as it happens. Sign up here and select your specific news focus and delivery preferences and make sure to follow Douglas County on Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Visit the Live Town Hall page to sign-up and receive Town Hall notifications to ensure you are contacted to participate in future community conversations about topics important to you.

Sign Up Now!