What is the Office Emergency Management (OEM) responsible for?
The Town of Southold’s Office of Emergency Management is responsible for preparing the town and the public to manage activities before, during, and after the impact of a natural or man-made disaster. Our goal is to minimize the impact of incidents or disasters which potentially threaten the safety and welfare of our citizens. This requires a partnership amongst all levels of government, the private sector, volunteer and religious organizations, and the general public.

When a disaster strikes, the overall authority for directing emergency operations in the Town of Southold resides with the Town Supervisor/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and the Chief of Police/Deputy Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

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1. What is the Office Emergency Management (OEM) responsible for?
2. How do I get information from the Town during a disaster?
3. What type supplies should I keep on hand for emergency situations?
4. What does shelter-in-place mean?
5. How do I find the nearest shelter?
6. What can you expect at a shelter?
7. How do I help a family member, friend or neighbor who needs special assistance?
8. What does evacuation mean?
9. What if I'm told to evacuate?
10. What does a state of emergency mean?
11. Where is Southold's Emergency Management Office located?
12. Is Emergency Management the same as 911?