Natural disasters like drought, floods, or severe winter storms can quickly become emergency situations, especially if you’re not prepared. Listed below are some emergency response planning resources to help you prepare your family and home for the possibility of a natural disaster. These resources are for planning and educational purposes only; if you’re experiencing a current emergency, dial 9-1-1.


Emergency response planning Resources

Please use the following resources to plan and prepare for potential natural disasters and emergencies that may occur.


planning & preparedness resources

Beaverhead County Disaster and Emergency Services

Butte-Silver Bow County Emergency Management

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Disaster and Emergency Services

Madison County Emergency Management/Fire Warden

Madison County Emergency Operations Plan (PDF)

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services

Federal Emergency Response Agency (FEMA)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Ready.gov: Be Informed


Drought resources

See our Water & Drought Resources webpage.


Flood Resources

Montana Department of Environmental Quality: Flood Information

Montana Association of Counties: Current Flood Information

Home Advisor: Flash Flood Safety and Damage Prevention Guide

FEMA Flood Map Service Center

Angie’s List: Do You Have a Pet Emergency Preparedness Plan?

Popular Mechanics: How to Evacuate before a Storm or Flood

Redfin: Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

Safe Cleaning after a Home Flood: What You Need to Know


Wildfire Resources

MT.gov/Fire: Montana Fire Conditions

InciWeb: Incident Information System

Ready.gov: Wildfires

FEMA: Wildfire Mitigation FAQs and Resources

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation: Flood and Fire

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation: Prevention and Preparedness

Fire Safe Montana