The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency is a City of Gadsden agency which serves all citizens in Etowah County. The EMA is here to coordinate basic disaster capabilities of local government. The EMA is also the county's coordinating body with state and federal agencies to assure the citizens of Etowah County are fully protected and accommodated before, during, and after disaster strikes.
The third annual meeting of the Etowah County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Etowah County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) was held on Thursday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m. This meeting allowed members of both organizations to coordinate with vendors and other members. The Gadsden/Etowah County EMA would like to thank Gadsden
Weekend Severe Storms TONIGHT – Severe storms are possible for Etowah County between 10 p.m. and 3 AM central time. The main threat will be damaging winds, however, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. SATURDAY – Tomorrow, the threat of severe weather returns. Threats will include: damaging winds, hail, and the possibility of an
Four months after the tornadoes of March 19th, 2018, the Etowah County Long Term Recovery Committee is still working hard to return its county to a better sense of normalcy. The estimated cost of the Southside–Riddles Bend Tornado is just over 1.3 million dollars. Rainbow City removed 26,588 cubic yards of debris, while the City