Office of Emergency Management

Current Newsletter

The Boone County Office of Emergency Management releases a newsletter each month to provide the community, stakeholders and partners with relevant and seasonal emergency preparedness information, including current campaigns, activities and training opportunities.

If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, email Hannah Wichern at to subscribe. 

Past Newsletters and Press Releases


The active incidents listed below are federally declared disasters in which Boone County is receiving Public Assistance from the Federal government.

June 2021 Flooding (DR-4612)

Boone County is responding to impacts from the flash flooding events during June 24th - July 1st, 2021.

Recovery Assistance

FEMA Recovery Office

Coronavirus (DR-4490)

The State of Missouri is responding to the COVID-19 disaster.

Boone County, Missouri COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19 Vaccine Inforamtion

COVID-19 Testing Site Information

Get Help & Give Help

COMO Helps

Recovery Assistance

Latest Issues

*Nominations Now Being Accepted!*

The BCOEM has announced the nomination period is officially open for the 2nd annual Tom S. Hurley Public Safety Service award, honoring the memory and legacy of the late OEM Director.  This award seeks to recognize an individual, paid or un-paid, agency or organization which embodies the qualities and spirit of Tom S. Hurley, in their championship of, and service to, the community. The recipient of this award goes above and beyond their day-to-day work or duties before, during or after times of disaster to provide a lasting effect, and/or impart significant contributions to fostering preparedness, responding to emergencies, or building community resiliency. 

Submit your nomination today!

Nominations are currently being collected until July 31st. The selected awardee will be presented the award at the 2nd annual preparedness fair, the Boone County Ready Festival on September 1st, 2022. 


The Boone County Ready webpage is now LIVE!

BCOEM & BCJC partnered together to create the Boone County Ready community preparedness campaign.  The mission of this campaign is to enhance community preparedness, foster collaboration and build resilience by engaging our citizens in actively preparing for emergencies and disasters. The website hosts a suite of tools needed to prepare for all hazards.  Check it out here, bookmark it, share it on socials and spread the word!  It is a great resource for all who live, work and play in Boone County, Missouri. 

Boone County - are YOU ready?


Community Engagement Opportunities

Community engagement and education is critical to building a stronger, more resilient Boone County. Look for the OEM at these events in our community!

  • June 10th, 9am - 2pm, Boone County Ready Community Outreach Table at Columbia Mall
  • June 15th, 2pm - 4:30pm, Emergency Preparedness Presentation, 1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO hosted by Services for Independent Living.
  • June 15th, 6pm-8pm, Family Fun Fest, Clary-Shy Park
  • June 17th, 1pm - 2:30pm, Ready Alerts & Smart911, 1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO hosted by Services for Independent Living.
  • July 8th, 9am - 2pm, Boone County Ready Community Outreach Table at Columbia Mall
  • July 19th - 23rd, Boone County Fair
  • July 20th, 6pm - 8pm, Family Fun Fest, Albert Oakland Park
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