Emergency Management

Newton County Emergency Management is designed to prepare, respond and recover from several types of disasters ranging from natural, man-made or technical emergencies that occur in Newton County. Newton County Emergency Management (NEMA) is a multi-function agency and responds to disasters such as: severe weather emergencies including thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, large fires, and hazardous materials. Newton County Emergency Management office also acts as a liaison between State of Mississippi and Federal Government Agencies during the course of a disaster. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Newton County Emergency Management Office also provides E-911-addresses to the &lt;br /&gt;un-incorporated areas of the county to provide an accurate 911 database for Newton County. &lt;br /&gt;Providing accurate location is crucial during an emergency. That is why each resident of the county should have reflective numbers on mailbox, or attached to a reflective sign at the resident. Reflective signs may be purchased at the Local EMA office located in the courthouse at Decatur. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #993300;”&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Brian Taylor&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #993300;”&gt;Emergency Management Director&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=”mailto:BTaylor@newtoncountyms.net” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”&gt;BTaylor@newtoncountyms.net&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;<span style=”color: #0000ff;”>(601) 507-9714</span>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Tanya Fortenberry&lt;br /&gt;Emergency Management Deputy Director&lt;span&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href=”mailto:tfortenberry@newtoncountyms.net” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”&gt;tfortenberry@newtoncountyms.&lt;wbr /&gt;net&lt;br /&gt;(601) 604-1609&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #333333;”&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Newton County Emergency Management&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #333333;”&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Newton County Emergency Operations Center&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #333333;”&gt;&lt;strong&gt;92 West Broad Street&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #333333;”&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Decatur, MS 39327&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #33cccc;”&gt; PO Box 629&lt;br /&gt;Decatur MS, 39327&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #33cccc;”&gt;&lt;strong&gt; Monday – Friday&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;strong&gt;8: 00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 5:00 PM&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=”color: #33cccc;”&gt;&lt;strong&gt; 601-635-4301&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;strong&gt;  601-635-4061&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;strong&gt;