Emergency Management is the combined efforts of local, state and federal governments to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, both natural and man-made. The local Emergency Management Office works to identify and analyze the hazards that may face Ashe County and develop contingency plans for each hazard. The plans are regularly tested, refined and tested again, all with the goal of protecting or saving lives and property.
Ashe County uses a Community Notification System to help disseminate important or critical information. Please click the link "Citizen Alert" button below to add email addresses or cell phone numbers.
The High Country Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is now available for public review and comment and can be downloaded by clicking here! The Counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes (including the jurisdictions within) are currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to natural disasters. Your participation is important to us! This federally required plan, developed with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ensures that plan participants remain eligible for hazard mitigation project funding. Comments and questions will be received until September 29, 2017 and can be directed to Patty Gambill, Emergency Management Coordinator, County of Ashe at Patty.Gambill@ashecountygov.com. Thank you!
Ashe County Emergency Management Office
Patty Gambill, EM Coordinator
Ashe County Courthouse
150 Government Circle Suite 2400
Jefferson, NC 28640
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday