Emergency Management

Our Emergency Management Department works to mitigate, plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from the various emergencies and disasters that affect our City. We utilize an all-hazards approach, focusing on the various emergency functions that need performed in time of trouble. Our work includes:

  • Identification and analysis of the hazards in our City
  • Work to eliminate the hazards or lessen their effects
  • Development of Emergency Operations Plans that guide our overall citywide response to emergencies that occur
  • Identification of assets and resources that can be used in the mitigation, response, and recovery efforts
  • Rapid response to the disaster needs of our community, in an attempt to quickly return our lives to normal

Emergency Operations Plan

Oklahoma Drought Map

Click on the picture to the left to see the Oklahoma Drought Map. The map displays weekly drought conditions, as designated by experts including climatologists at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is Tuesday at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Regional Snow Routes

The City's designated snow routes are shown in the map below. Sixteen cities, four counties and numerous state agencies in the metro joined together to develop a comprehensive snow route for the entire region, from Lexington to Guthrie and Yukon to Harrah. 

ACOG Snow Route Website

Severe Weather Safety

The weather in Moore is normally delightful - BUT - we do occasionally witness the power and ferocity of severe thunderstorms. What should you do when severe weather threatens, what shouldn't you do, and what do our authorities do.


Weather Threats

Thunderstorms can threaten your personal safety in a number of different means. The primary weather threats, ranked by number of fatalities annually, are:

Storm Shelters

When Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are issued, time is of the essence. Both tornadoes and severe thunderstorms can easily produce winds of over 100 mph. Winds of this speed will pick up all manner of debris, turning normally docile items into high-speed missiles. The high-speed missiles are then capable of penetrating and injuring the body; overturning both light and heavy vehicles; debranch and/or topple trees; and damage and/or blow down walls and buildings. Quickly taking shelter from these winds has proven time and again to save lives.

We are StormReady

The City of Moore was first certified as a StormReady community in 2001, when we were in the first group of cities certified within the NWS-Norman service area.  This 2012 renewal marks our third full certification review.

StormReady certification is based upon multiple criteria, including: