Emergency management

Nicholas Tietsort

nicholas tietsort

Audrain County Courthouse, Room B-10

101 N. Jefferson St.

Mexico, Missouri 65265

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4 PM Or by Appointment

Office: (573) 473-5892

Mobile: (573) 473-7867

Fax: (573) 582-7401

Email the Emergency Management Office

Audrain County’s Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the effective implementation of Audrain County’s Emergency Management program, which includes developing guidelines and plans for all disasters, including natural and man made emergencies. Our office is responsible for organizing and participating in related training and facilitates communications between local, state and federal agencies involved in emergency response and recovery.

The Emergency Management Director serves as a Point of Contact (POC) during and after disasters, and acts as a liaison between the County and the State, and any Federal agencies that respond. This office is also in charge of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) if activated during a disaster and the Director acts as Chief of Staff to the County Commissioners.

We are available to assist the public in disaster education and look forward to opportunities to speak to schools, civic groups and other organizations. We offer assistance to all agencies and political sub divisions throughout Audrain County including law enforcement, communications, fire departments, emergency medical services, public health, industry and small businesses to develop and test their Emergency Operation Plan (EOP), and identify and procure a wide variety of grant funding opportunities for facilities, materials, equipment and training.

The Audrain County Emergency Management Agency participates in county wide, regional and state wide drills annually to test the effectiveness of the Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP).

Emergency preparedness is vitally important. We will be adding various links to helpful websites for preparing and maintaining your safety during an emergency.

Helpful Emergency Preparedness Websites

Please visit the websites below for more information on staying prepared.

Disaster Family Plan

Missouri Ready in 3 Program for Weather Preparedness

Missouri Department of Transportation Travel Information

FEMA's Winter Awareness Campaign

Stay Informed

Emergency Police, Fire or Ambulance: Call: 911

National Weather Service

Local Area Weather Forecast

Disaster Information

Audrain County Emergency Management

Phone: 573-473-5896 Cell: 573-473-7867

Facebook: Audrain County Emergency Management Agency

Local information will air on KWWR 95.7 FM  and KXEO 1340 AM

Shelter Assistance

Red Cross Central and Northern Missouri

Phone: 1-417-832-9500 or 1-866-206-0256

Public Health Information

Audrain County Health Department

Phone: 573-581-1332

Volunteer Recovery Resources

United Way 2-1-1

Phone: 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 and

Utility Information

Power Outages: Phone 1-888-863-9001 to report

Please be advised, if you smell or detect a natural gas leak within a structure, home, etc. DO NOT use the phone in the vicinity it could spark an explosion.

Natural Gas Emergency: 911