The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) prepares, coordinates, and responds to all natural and man-made emergencies and disasters.

The term emergency means a set of circumstances which demand immediate action to protect life, preserve public health or essential services, or protect property. Disaster means the situation is beyond the capabilities of the responding jurisdictions or organizations.

Members

Membership sector: Elected state or local officials; law enforcement; civil defense coordinators; emergency medical personnel; health and/or hospital representatives; local environmentalists and/or other interested citizens; transportation personnel; broadcast or print media representatives; community groups; owners or operators of covered facilities; and fire service personnel.

Our Purpose

The mission of the Local Emergency Planning Committee is to safeguard the natural environment and make people aware of the problems that can occur.

  • All citizens are aware of significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work.
  • There are efforts to reduce the environmental risk and the efforts are based on the best available information.
  • Local and Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively.
  • Environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy.
  • All parts of society - communities, individuals, business, state and local governments, tribal governments - have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks.
  • Emergency planning contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable, and economically productive.
  • South Dakota plays a leadership role in working with other states to protect the environment.

Agendas and Minutes

Archived Minutes

Links and Resources

Contact Information

Address:
200 E Center
Madison SD 57042

Phone: 605-256-7611

Other Non-Emergency Communications: Communications: 605-256-7620 Police: 605-256-7531

Remember in an Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

Meetings are conducted on the Third Wednesday of the First Month of the Quarter. Location varies throughout the county. Meeting dates are subject to change due to possible scheduling conflicts.

Announcements

HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Due to the Presidential Disaster Declaration, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is available to anyone who was affected by the recent flood. Lake County is a sponsor for the resident to be able to apply. For more information, please call Shelli Gust at the Commission Office at 605-256-7630.

PUBLIC SNOW REMOVAL NOTICE
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NOTICE: An individual who plows snow from a driveway onto a public road, or plows snow from a driveway across a public road piling it in the ditch, may be in violation of a SD law that prohibits dumping on or within highway right-of-ways. Intentional dumping on a highway right-of-way is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This may also be a violation of a SD law that prohibits the destruction of a highway grade or ditch, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

INDIVIDUAL FEMA ASSISTANCE
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Individual FEMA assistance may be available. To register, please call and or register online:
Register by phone: 1-800-621-3362
Register online: disasterassistance.gov

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