LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency


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LaSalle County
Emergency Management Agency

LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency works with public safety response partner agencies, community organizations, government and non-government/not-for-profits to save lives, protect property, preserve functioning civic government, and to maintain and support economics for survival and recovery from disasters.

Our goal is to keep our followers informed, offer training, provide volunteer opportunities, link you to preparedness resources for your personal use, and post relevant meeting calendars/information.

Latest News

Additional Weather Spotter Course Added

We will be conducting an additional severe weather spotter class at the LaSalle County EMA building located at 711 E. Etna Road in Ottawa starting at 6:00pm on Monday, March 16th.  There is no registration required and the training is free.  The 2015 Severe Weather Preparedness Guide is on...

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Damage Assessment

Rapid and accurate assessment of damage immediately following disasters is crucial in determining extent of damage, additional resources, and type(s) of assistance needed. We are asking for your help in collecting damage assessment information. Simply fill out the online damage report and if you take pictures, you can upload them along with your report.

Submit a Report.

Functional Needs

LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency offers anyone with a functional need an opportunity to sign yourself or a loved one up to be identified prior to a disaster that may require assistance with evacuation. The purpose of this registry is to identify resources that may be needed to assist in carrying out evacuation orders.

Help a Loved One.


In weather emergencies, warnings can save lives, but traditional warning methods such as television, radio and outdoor sirens don’t always reach everyone. Beginning in June 2012, emergency officials will have a new way to send warnings directly to cell phones in affected areas.