Evacuation Planning

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Department exists to help citizens and local governments prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, (natural, technological and National Security.)

The office of Emergency Management hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Comprehensive Evacuation Plan
The comprehensive evacuation plan for Independence has not been completed. If an evacuation of Independence is necessary, the Independence Police and Fire Departments, along with city and county officials, will notify and assist the citizens of Independence as best they can. However, keep in mind that resources may be limited.

Until a comprehensive evacuation plan is developed, it is strongly suggested that all Independence residences plan ahead for an orderly evacuation. This is especially important for those without cars, the handicapped, and residents of nursing and assisted living facilities.

Plan Ahead
Families should plan ahead so that if the family is separated, each member knows where to meet. A common contact point outside of Independence should be established. To assist you in doing this, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published several helpful brochures.