Emergency Management -
Home
Departments
Documents
Audio Files
Calendar
Job Openings
History
Health Dept

Local Cities

Branson
Forsyth
Hollister
Rockaway Beach

Local Chambers

Branson
Forsyth
Hollister

County Links

Taney County Airport
Taney County Partnership
UofM Extension Taney County

Missouri Links

FEMA Map Service Center
Government
House of Representatives
Senate
Missouri Career Source . com
Association of Counties
Missouri Dept. of Cons.
Missouri DNR

News

KRZK / KOMC
Branson Daily
KY3
KOLR10
KSPR33
KLFC





Taney County Sheriff's
Vine Mobile App!

  Emergency Management Home     Disaster Prepardness Links 

 Lake / Flood Information     Local Emergency Planning Committee 

 Safety - Heat     Safety - Lightning 



Emergency Management Logo Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management Web Page

Leap Day Tornado- Post-Disaster Information Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on March 1, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Leap Day Tornado - Post-disaster Information

Starting 8 a.m. tomorrow, burnable vegetative debris and untreated lumber from county residents can be delivered to Forsyth Shoals Bend Park located at East Hwy 76 and Birmingham Road in Forsyth. Commercial haulers will not be accepted. Residents should use the Birmingham Road entrance for drop-off. The drop-off point will be available 7-day a week until March 11th from 8-5 a.m. This is a cooperative effort between Taney County and the City of Forsyth. All other materials should be taken to the Taney County Transfer Station on Buchanan Road just north of Branson.

Taney County Transfer Station on Buchanan Road will be accepting non-burnable storm debris from county residents at no charge through March 11th, Vegetative materials will not be accepted. The transfer station will NOT accept storm debris from commercial haulers. They will need to transfer their material direct to the landfill. The transfer station is expanding their hours to 8 - 5 daily 7-days a week until March 11th.

The Incident Management team is currently working on debris collection locations for the other affected areas.

Citizens working in the debris area should be careful. The amount of exposed nails and fasteners present at high chance of injury and exposure to tetanus. If you have not had recent tetanus booster, please contact Taney County Health Department - 417-334-4544.

For further information please contact Taney County Emergency Management at (417) 546-7233.
 
Taney County Hazard Mitigation Plan Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on October 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM
At the bottom of our home page you can find the link to the Taney County Hazard Mitigation plan located under \"Informational Literature\"

 
One week left to register Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on August 19, 2011 at 02:47 PM
One week is left to register with FEMA for any damage received from the flooding in April and May. We encourage you to register if you have not done so already. You may do so by calling 1-800-621-3362 or go online to www.disasterassistance.gov

 
FEMA Deadline to register for individual assistance extended again. Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on July 28, 2011 at 04:10 PM
If you or someone you know hasn\'t registered for damage received from flooding in back in April and May we encourage you to do so.



*FEMA Press Release*

Disaster News





FEMA REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUG. 26





COLUMBIA, Mo. - At the request of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register for state and federal disaster assistance. The new deadline is Aug. 26, 2011.







\"If you had damage, you must register with FEMA by Aug. 26, 2011. Don\'t prejudge your situation or feel that you may be taking something away from your neighbor,\" said Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. \"We want to make every effort to reach all Missourians and ensure that they receive assistance for eligible losses.\"







\"After you register, an inspector will call to make arrangements to visit your damaged home or apartment,\" Turner said. \"Ask for identification when an inspector arrives. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) inspectors all have photo identification badges and there is no fee for their inspections.\"







The SBA deadline for physical damage also has been extended to Aug. 26, 2011. The deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans remains Feb. 9, 2012.





Registration may be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by Smartphone through m.FEMA.gov, or by calling FEMA\'s toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If the applicant has a speech disability or hearing loss and uses a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; if the applicant uses 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Multi-language assistance is available. Telephone registration is available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., until further notice.





Assistance to individuals can include grants to help pay for temporary housing needs, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are also available for homeowners, renters and business owners to repair or replace real or personal property.







Applicants are reminded to keep their FEMA information updated, but not to register twice. Duplicate registrations will delay processing an application.



Renters, homeowners and businesses in the following 25 Missouri counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Howell, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Saint Francois, Saint Louis, Scott, Stoddard, Stone, Taney and Wayne.

 
Cooling Center @ Salvation Army Branson Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on July 26, 2011 at 12:52 PM
The Salvation Army at 1114 Stanley Blvd in Branson has opened the doors as a cooling center to help beat the long running heat wave. Their hours are 9:00-2:30 Monday-Friday.

 
Deadline to register with FEMA extended Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on June 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM
The deadline to register damage from the flooding in April and May with FEMA has been extended to July 29, 2011. The original deadline was July 8, 2011 so residents have 3 more weeks to register damages with FEMA. You may do so by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) or online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

 
Prepare for a heat wave over the holiday weekend. Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on June 28, 2011 at 02:11 PM
The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO has put out a new Web Brief addressing the heat wave that will carry through the holiday weekend. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/?n=webbriefing



We encourage everyone to be safe, drink lots of water, take breaks indoors, and do not leave children or pets in cars. Take a look at the \"Safety-Heat\" link at the top of the page for more information and symptoms of heat related illness.

 
Deadline to Register for FEMA Assistance is July 8, 2011 Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on June 22, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Press Release from FEMA:



http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=56072

Less Than Three Weeks Left to Register With FEMA for Disaster Aid

Deadline Is July 8



Release Date: June 21, 2011

Release Number: 1980-071





Columbia, Mo. -- Survivors of the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred in Missouri have less than three weeks to register for disaster assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security\'s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).



The deadline for all storm survivors to register is Friday, July 8, 2011.



Disaster assistance can include FEMA grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.



The disaster recovery process begins by registering with FEMA. The process is free and available three ways: Applicants may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Those with smartphones may register through m.FEMA.gov. After clicking \"Apply Online for FEMA Assistance,\" you will be directed to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Those who prefer to register by phone may call the toll-free FEMA registration line, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Telephone registration is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.



FEMA is now providing disaster assistance to residents in 22 Missouri counties. The Presidential Disaster Declaration authorizes disaster assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Howell, Jasper, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, St. Louis, Scott, Stoddard, Stone, and Taney.



Individuals who have questions about their disaster assistance application are urged to visit one of the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) for a face-to-face meeting with disaster recovery experts.



Storm survivors may visit any Disaster Recovery Center in the state at the following locations:



Bollinger County

First Baptist Church

502 Broadway St.

Marble Hill, MO 63764

Opening: Monday, June 20, 2011, 1 to 6 p.m.

Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open until June 22, 2011



Howell County

National Guard Armory

1315 Webster Ave.

West Plains, MO 65775

Opening: Monday, June 20, 2011, 1 to 6 p.m.

Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open until June 22, 2011



Jasper County

First Methodist Church

501 W. 4th St.

Joplin, MO 64801

Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open until further notice



Taylor Performing Arts Center

Missouri Southern State University

3950 E. Newman Rd.

Joplin, MO 64801

Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open until further notice



Pettis County

Opening: Tuesday, June 20, 2011

Smith-Cotton Junior High School

312 E. Broadway Blvd.

Sedalia, MO 65301

Open: Tuesday, 1 to 6 p.m.

Thereafter, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open until further notice



Scott County

103 S. Kingshighway

Sikeston, MO 63801

Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open until further notice



New Madrid County

Morehouse Elementary School Cafeteria

420 S. Carroll St.

Morehouse, MO 63868

Open: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open until further notice

 
Flood Buyout Informational Meeting Tuesday Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on June 17, 2011 at 04:26 PM
Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 5:30 in the Branson City Hall Council Chambers residents with homes damaged by the flooding in April and May are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about options under a buyout program. Taney County representatives along with those from the cities of Branson and Hollister will be joined by state and federal emergency management representatives for the informational meeting.

 
Disaster Recovery Center now closed Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on June 16, 2011 at 01:29 PM
The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Community Center in Hollister closed yesterday (June 15, 2011) after assisting approximately 161 people since opening May 19, 2011). Even though the DRC is closed there is still time to register disaster related damages if you have not done so. To register or get answers to any questions you may have call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585)

 
Heat Safety Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on June 9, 2011 at 09:41 AM
Summer has arrived without much warning or consideration that we all might like to enjoy a nice stroll through the spring green trees or open our windows to feel the warm breeze. Located at the top of our page is a link to Heat related safety (Safety-Heat) take a look at it. It will help you recognize symptoms of various levels of heat related illness as well as some thing you can do to prevent them. If you don\'t have air conditioning and can spend just a small amount of time in a public location like the library or take a walk through a shopping center it can improve the situation. Check on friends and family periodically to ensure they are staying cool and hydrated.

 
Table Rock Spillway releases ending Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on June 3, 2011 at 12:48 PM
From the Corps of Engineers:



Table Rock will discontinue spillway releases at 4:00 today. This is being done in an effort to balance storage capacity between Bull Shoals and Table Rock Lake. We will continue with full hydropower generation which will still be about a 14,000 cfs release from Table Rock.

 
Area Lake Level updates Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 31, 2011 at 09:25 AM
From the Corps of Engineers:



Surcharge operations at Table Rock Lake and Bull Shoals Lake ended. Both lakes are back within flood pool. Table Rock was at 930.06 and Bull Shoals was at 694.30 at 8:00 AM. Table Rock is maintaining a release of 20,000 cfs; Lake Taneycomo remains high but within the banks. Bull Shoals Dam will reduce releases from 51,250 cfs to 48,800 cfs at 10:00 AM today.

 
Update from the Corps of Engineers Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 27, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Through communication with the Corps of Engineers, beginning at 4:00 PM today the gates will be lowered and flow reduced at Table Rock Dam in intervals. The interval schedule will run through 12:00 PM tomorrow when the lake should reach 931 feet and the flow will be reduced and hold at 20,000 cfs. At 20,000 cfs Lake Taneycomo will return to its banks.



Barring any significant change in rainfall you should start to see the lake levels on Taneycomo falling. If anything changes check for updates here as well as the Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

 
White River Reservoirs Update Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 27, 2011 at 01:30 PM
From the Corps of Engineers:

WHITE RIVER BASIN:

No Rainfall past 24-hours.



Beaver: elev 1129.95 (95% fs); releasing 3,000 cfs, will run firm power over weekend (950 cfs). Crested 5/24 at 1131.8. Can handle approximately 0.2\" of runoff.



Table Rock: elev 933.92 (115% fs); releasing 53,700 cfs (surcharge operation). Crested 5/26 at elev 934.2.



Bull Shoals: elev 696.36 (104% fs); releasing 58,000 cfs (surcharge

operation) (highest release of record). Crest near 696.5 (crest of record) on 28 May. Previous record crest 695.02 in 2008.

 
Update claims and visit the DRC Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM
If your home is flooded again by the high water make sure to update your claim with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at www.disasterassistance.gov. If you received any type of flood damage and have not registered with FEMA yet we encourage you to do so. If you have questions about registration, the application process, or types of assistance available you can meet with representatives face-to-face at the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Hollister Community Center (Train Depot) Monday-Saturday from 9:00a-6:00p.

 
9:00 AM Corps of Engineers update Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 26, 2011 at 09:25 AM
After speaking with the Corps of Engineers at 9:00 AM



ý9:00 Update from the Corps of Engineers: Beaver and Table Rock Lake are falling. Bull Shoals has crested and should start falling. Cut back in flow from Beaver Dam will reduce the inflow into Table Rock Lake. The gates at Table Rock Dam will maintain the current flow until the lake reaches 931 then the flow will be reduced to 20,000 cfs returning Lake Taneycomo into its banks.

 
3:00 pm update from the Corps of Engineers Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 25, 2011 at 03:33 PM
ý3:00 update from the Corps of Engineers: No signifcant changes. The flow out of Table Rock Dam will remain the same through at least Saturday. The flow out of Bull Shoals Dam was increased to 55,000 cfs.

 
Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 2:15 PM Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 25, 2011 at 01:19 PM
Taney County is under a severe thunder storm warning until 2:15 PM. Lines of storms are popping up on radar. Please be cautious, be aware and tune into local media and/or weather radio for updates.

 
Taney County Under Tornado Watch until 6:00 PM Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM
Taney County is under a tornado watch until 6:00 PM CDT.



Copy and paste the link below to watch a National Weather Service Web Briefing

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/?n=webbriefing

 
Overnight rainfall will not increase water release Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 25, 2011 at 10:09 AM
The Corps of Engineers updated officials this morning. The rainfall in the area overnight will not cause an increased release from Table Rock Dam. With no additional rainfall water releases at Table Rock will remain 53,600 cfs until at least some time on Saturday.



The shelter at the Salvation Army had no one stay overnight last night. If you need the shelter for tonight please call the office at 417.546.7233. Unless we hear otherwise the shelter will not be open this evening.



Below is the 10:00am Situation Report.



The following reports on activities for the period shown:

Heavy rainfall and storms moved through the area over the past few days centering on the already full lakes in the White River Basin.



• RESCUES- One person jumped into Lake Taneycomo after a pursuit with deputies. Fire and Law Enforcement have not been able to locate the individual.



• CORPS OF ENGINEERS WATER RELEASES: The Corps of Engineers releases from the dams were not affected by the overnight rainfall. With no additional rainfall the releases will remain at 53,600 cfs from Table Rock Lake until sometime Saturday. Table Rock is anticipated to crest between 934.5 and 935. Bull Shoals is projected to crest at 696 and currently has all 17 gates open releasing 44,000 cfs.



• ROAD AND BRIDGE- ROAD CLOSINGS: (as of May 25, 2011)

Barker Hole Rd.

Boys Camp Rd.

Casey Rd. (part that goes left at the intersection of Casey and Strawberry)

Clevenger Cove Rd.

Copper Rd

Cross Timbers (at the end)

Devils Tea Tables

Foggy River Rd.

Forsyth Taneyville Rd.

Graham Clark Rd.

Honey Lane

K-Dock

Longshore Dr. /Morningview

Protem Cedar Creek Rd (at the middle, east of Frank Rea Rd)

Round Mountain Rd.

Shady Springs Rd. (200 yards on the Protem side)

Slough Hollow Rd.

Strawberry Rd.

Thunder Rd.

Tulley’s Run

Y Hwy Rd. (County Part)



• HIGH WATER LEVELS- Table Rock Lake 933.72 at 09:00 May 25, 2011

Bull Shoals Lake 695.32 at 08:00 May 25, 2011

Lake Taneycomo 707.64 at 08:00 May 25, 2011



• BRANSON- Police and Firefighters going door to door to people affected notifying of rising water. City Campground evacuated. Water covering boardwalk and access road at Branson Landing all shops still open.



• HOLLISTER- Lake pool has backed water into Turkey Creek and inundated low lying areas, including portions of Hulland Park, Yacht Club. The commercial areas of Turkey Creek Junction and Symington Place are being impacted with the new releases.

Residents at the Yacht Club, Hulland Park that were evacuated in the original event (April) remain out of their homes. Residents along Winston Lane have been alerted to the situation and advised to voluntarily move out of harm’s way. Businesses in Turkey Creek Junction are prepared for higher water levels.



• TANEY COUNTY- Sherriff’s Department going door to door in the Foggy River Road, Acacia Club Road, and Lakeshore Drive area to notify of rising water and the need to move to higher ground.





Emergency Management issued a Civil Emergency Message through the Emergency Alert System as another form of notification to residents notifying them of increase in release from Table Rock Dam and the effect it would have on the residents downstream on Lake Taneycomo.



Officials currently assessing the flooded area for impact.



• ROCKAWAY BEACH- Areas along Lake Taneycomo under water. Evacuating people out of resorts along lake.



• FORSYTH- Water Over road at Oremus – Houses Effected 2120 Oremus Rd and 470 White Bass Rd. House’s our not in directly affected and access way is the concern .Home Owner’s where advised. Voluntarily Evacuation Only! Fire/Police Notified.





Lift Station –Lift Station at Shadow Rock Park is currently Sandbagged and More Added. At this time Water is Seeping around the Area no Spillage has accord, Public works has a sump pump in place and DNR has been notified. Unit may have to be taken off line later this evening depending on the lake level.



Private Dock-(Taney Como Terrace) has a dock that is not anchored and with possible high winds tonight and elevated water they are in the process of securing it with more rope’s.





• SHELTERS- A shelter at Salvation Army was open overnight after residents expressed the need for a place to stay. No one stayed at the shelter.

 
Water Release and Flooding Updates Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 24, 2011 at 04:54 PM
The Corps of Engineers is satisfied with the current release at Table Rock Dam of 53,600 cfs and will keep those levels until later in the week barring any widespread significant rainfall. Heavy rainfall over the area could bring more changes. A shelter is open at the Salvation Army 1114 Stanley Blvd in Branson for anyone who has had to evacuate their homes.



Below is the current situation report as of May 24, 2011 at 3:00pm:

The following reports on activities for the period shown:

Heavy rainfall and storms moved through the area over the past few days centering on the already full lakes in the White River Basin.



• RESCUES- no rescues



• CORPS OF ENGINEERS WATER RELEASES: The Corps of Engineers is releasing 52,500 cfs from Beaver Lake causing an increase in release from Table Rock Lake to 53,600 cfs. Lake Taneycomo is seeing rises between 2008 flooding and 2011 flooding levels. Barring any significant widespread, heavy rainfall the releases will remain the same through the end of the week from Table Rock.



• ROAD AND BRIDGE- ROAD CLOSINGS: (as of May 24, 2011)

Barker Hole Rd.

Casey Rd. (part that goes left at the intersection of Casey and Strawberry)

Clevenger Cove Rd.

Copper Rd

Cross Timbers (at the end)

Devils Tea Tables

Foggy River Rd.

Forsyth Taneyville Rd.

Graham Clark Rd.

K-Dock

Longshore Dr. /Morningview

Protem Cedar Creek Rd (at the middle, east of Frank Rea Rd)

Round Mountain Rd.

Shady Springs Rd. (200 yards on the Protem side)

Slough Hollow Rd.

Strawberry Rd.

Thunder Rd.

Tulley’s Run

Y Hwy Rd. (County Part)

Honey lane



• HIGH WATER LEVELS- Table Rock Lake 932.51 at 15:00 May 24, 2011

Bull Shoals Lake 694.60 at 14:00 May 24, 2011

Lake Taneycomo 706.07 at 14:00 May 24, 2011



• BRANSON- Police and Firefighters going door to door to people affected notifying of rising water. City Campground evacuated. Water covering boardwalk and access road at Branson Landing all shops still open.



• HOLLISTER- Lake pool has backed water into Turkey Creek and inundated low lying areas, including portions of Hulland Park, Yacht Club. The commercial areas of Turkey Creek Junction and Symington Place are being impacted with the new releases.

Residents at the Yacht Club, Hulland Park that were evacuated in the original event (April) remain out of their homes. Residents along Winston Lane have been alerted to the situation and advised to voluntarily move out of harm’s way. Businesses in Turkey Creek Junction are prepared for higher water levels.



• TANEY COUNTY- Sherriff’s Department going door to door in the Foggy River Road, Acacia Club Road, and Lakeshore Drive area to notify of rising water and the need to move to higher ground.





Emergency Management issued a Civil Emergency Message through the Emergency Alert System as another form of notification to residents notifying them of increase in release from Table Rock Dam and the effect it would have on the residents downstream on Lake Taneycomo.



Officials currently assessing the flooded area for impact.



• ROCKAWAY BEACH- Areas along Lake Taneycomo under water. Evacuating people out of resorts along lake.



• FORSYTH- Water Over road at Oremus – Houses Effected 2120 Oremus Rd and 470 White Bass Rd. House’s our not in directly affected and access way is the concern .Home Owner’s where advised. Voluntarily Evacuation Only! Fire/Police Notified.





Lift Station –Lift Station at Shadow Rock Park is currently Sandbagged and More Added. At this time Water is Seeping around the Area no Spillage has accord, Public works has a sump pump in place and DNR has been notified. Unit may have to be taken off line later this evening depending on the lake level.



Private Dock-(Taney Como Terrace) has a dock that is not anchored and with possible high winds tonight and elevated water they are in the process of securing it with more rope’s.





• SHELTERS- A shelter will be open at the Salvation Army, 1114 Stanley Blvd, Branson by 18:00

 
Table Rock Dam increasing water releases Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 24, 2011 at 08:14 AM
Corps of Engineers water release update. The office just received word that the Corps of Engineers will began releasing 40,750 cfs at 8:00 am at Table Rock Dam. At 10:00 a.m. they will increase the release again to 53,100. This will result in water levels in a range between the 2008 and 2011 levels. Residents downstream on Lake Taneycomo are asked to be aware of rising waters and move to higher ground.

 
Flash Flood Warning until 9:00 PM CDT Tuesday May 24 Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 23, 2011 at 09:05 PM
The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southern Taney County until 9:00 PM CDT. Copied from: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MOZ104&warncounty=MOC213&firewxzone=MOZ104&local_place1=Hollister MO&product1=Flash Flood Warning



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A



* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...

SOUTHEASTERN BARRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...

SOUTHERN TANEY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...

STONE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...



* UNTIL 900 PM CDT TUESDAY.



* AT 837 PM CDT...THE CORP OF ENGINEERS INDICATED THAT RELEASES FROM

BEAVER AND TABLE ROCK LAKES WILL INCREASE AS A RESULT FROM

EXCESSIVE RAINFAL TODAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM THREE TO

FIVE INCHES ACROSS BEAVER AND TABLE ROCK LAKES SINCE THIS MORNING.



* THE COMBINATION OF DAM RELEASES AND RUNOFF FROM EXCESSIVE RAINFALL

WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR ALONG LAKE TANEYCOMO.

THIS WILL CAUSE BACK WATERING ON CREEKS AND STREAMS THAT FEED INTO

THE LAKES. LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND ROADS ALONG THE LAKES AND

STREAMS IN THE WARNING AREA WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO

THE DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODING. A FEW HOMES ALONG LAKE TANEYCOMO

MAY BE IMPACTED BY FLOOD WATER.



ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AROUND AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.

THIS WILL ADD TO ALREADY SATURATED SOILS AND RISING WATER LEVELS ON

WATER WAYS AND LAKES IN THE WARNED AREA.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE

DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO

NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO

ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN

WATER BEGINS RISING.



&&

 
Release from Table Rock Dam increased Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 23, 2011 at 07:06 PM
At 7:00 pm the office received notification that the release from Table Rock Dam was increasing to 34,000 cfs. This amount will have the greatest impact upstream on Taneycomo near the dam. All residents along Lake Taneycomo from Table Rock to Ozark Beach should stay alert and be aware of rising waters

 
Prepare for a larger release from Table Rock Dam Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 23, 2011 at 06:53 PM
Updated release information from the Corps of Engineers. A potential release of 40,000 cfs is highly likely sometime before or by tomorrow morning from Table Rock Dam. The levels will cause flooding along the banks of Taneycomo. Please stay aware of the situation and prepare to move to higher ground.

 
Displaced by the flooding and needing somewhere else to stay. Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 23, 2011 at 02:29 PM
If you have been staying in a hotel due to the flooding and are being asked to leave because of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. If you need assistance with finding somewhere else to stay please call the Emergency Management office at 417.546.7233.

 
Updated Water Release Information Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 23, 2011 at 02:36 PM
Updated release information from the Corps of Engineers. At 4:00 pm they will increase the release from Table Rock Dam to 26,000 cfs. Residents below the dam and along Lake Taneycomo please pay attention to water levels. At 26,000 cfs water will spill out of the banks in some locations along Taneycomo. Increases in releases will be posted as we receive the information.

 
Update from the Corps of Engineers Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 23, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Updated information from the Corps of Engineers. Beaver Lake is releasing 16,000 cfs into Table Rock Lake. Table Rock Lake is still releasing 20,000 cfs, but those amounts could rise to 30,000 cfs this afternoon. Worst case scenario we will see releases of Table Rock Dam at levels similar to 2008. The Office will keep updating as we receive the information.

 
Water Release From Table Rock Dam Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 23, 2011 at 10:53 AM
At 10:36 we were notified by the Corps of Engineers that they began releasing a total of 20,000 cfs from Table Rock Dam. Updates will continue to be posted as soon as they come in to the office. At the 20,000 cfs discharge water levels will not reach homes; however with the rain in the area there is the possibility that releases will increase posing the potential flooding of home and roads similar to what we saw a few weeks ago.

 
Severe Weather Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 22, 2011 at 08:32 PM
The office is actively involved in weather spotting for the severe storms/tornado warning. A tornado caused severe damage in the Joplin/Jasper county area. City of Branson Fire, Western Taney County Fire, and Southern Stone County fire are sending responders to Mutual Aid in the tornado recovery response in those areas. Countywide in Taney County weather spotters are out reporting on the weather. We ask that everyone please keep an eye on the sky and stay aware of the situation throughout the night.

 
Rainfall and Runoff Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 20, 2011 at 01:35 PM
With the reports of heavy rain and rain falling currently the question arises: How will this affect the lakes? Seeing reports of predicted or potential rainfall is common. The amount of rainfall is often seen as a key factor in anticipating flooding. The lake capacity is based on the amount of runoff that comes from the storms. Any search returns a list of scientific articles a few that were helpful or interesting was \"Say What is a 100-year flood? and Why do we have so many of them?\" http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/levees/What Is a 100 Year Flood.pdf and \"Surface Run Off Factors\" http://www.eng.usf.edu/~mross/coursework/cwr4103/notes5.pdf.





Runoff has a long definition: That part of the precipitation that appears in surface streams. It is the same as streamflow unaffected by artificial diversions, storage, or other works of man in or on the stream channels. Runoff may be classified as follows:



Classification as to speed of appearance after rainfall or snow melting:



Direct runoff



Base runoff



Classification as to source:



Surface runoff (Overland flow: The flow of rainwater or snowmelt over the land surface toward stream channels. After it enters a stream, it becomes runoff.)



Storm seepage



Ground-water runoff (Stream, gaining: A stream or reach of a stream that receives water from the zone of saturation.)



(USGS Science In Your Watershed, Glossary)







In general terms when the rain falls the runoff is affected by the surface it\'s falling on (grass vs. rock vs. dirt vs. pavement) coupled with the duration and intensity of the storm with consideration given to the geography of the land (slope vs. flat). On our side is the green grass and ground cover of spring. In the middle is the lack of rain in the days prior to the current event, but the consideration that the ground still contains moisture. Keeping our attention is the duration and intensity of the rainfall from the storms.

 
Rain Could Prompt Large Releases from White River Basin lakes Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 20, 2011 at 08:05 AM
::::Army Corps of Engineers Press Release::::



RAIN COULD PROMPT LARGE RELEASES

FROM WHITE RIVER BASIN LAKES





The Army Corps of Engineers is advising people in flood plains downstream of Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals and Norfork dams in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri to maintain awareness and monitor lake levels and weather. These lakes remain nearly full from recent rains, and more rain is forecast in coming days.

People should decide beforehand whether to move livestock, equipment and belongings to higher ground. Flows downstream can increase quickly, with perhaps no more than an hour or two notice, and rapidly changing conditions can create even shorter notice. The closer to a dam you are, the faster changes in river stages can occur when releases from a dam are changed.

People in at-risk areas should stay in contact with local emergency officials. If larger than normal releases are required from a dam, warnings will go out through local emergency management channels.

Once a lake is full, it has reduced capacity to lower downstream flood crests. Water still flowing into the lake must be released from the dam because there is no storage space left. This is sometimes referred to as “passing the inflow.”

When passing the inflow, a dam does not make conditions downstream any worse than what the natural condition the river would be without the dam in place. It is just that the dam is unable to do as much to reduce downstream flooding under those conditions.

It is worth noting the lakes are not intended to prevent all flooding. The lakes have limitations that Mother Nature can exceed, and from time to time does. Therefore, downstream property owners should be judicious in how they develop land within the flood plains.

Floods are not as frequent because of the dams, and when they do occur, they are typically not as severe as they were before the dams were built. But there will still be occasions when significant floods occur downstream of these dams.

 
Rain in the forecast Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 19, 2011 at 04:38 PM
With the high water still in the White River system lakes and rain forecasted through early next week we encourage everyone along waterways and below dams to be aware of the forecast and the possibility that given the amount of rainfall the Corps of Engineers will have to adjust their releases to accommodate the increase in water.



As soon as the office is notified of any changes by the Corps of Engineers the information will be posted here, on our Facebook page, and distributed to local media.

 
Disaster Recovery Center to open Saturday (May 21, 2011) Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 19, 2011 at 02:22 PM
::::Copy of FEMA release::::

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Taney County

Release Date: May 19, 2011

Release Number: 1980-005



» More Information on Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding





Columbia, Mo. -- FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Saturday, May 19, 2011 in Taney County. The center, located at the Community Center in Hollister, will provide access and information for those affected by recent severe storms, floods and tornadoes.



On May 9, 2011 the President issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri to help individuals and communities recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding beginning on April 19, 2011, and continuing.



The DRC location and hours of operation until further notice are:



FEMA Disaster Recovery Center



Hollister Community Center

Old Train Station

294 Esplanade St.

Hollister, MO 65672



Hours of Operation



Saturday, May 21, 2011 1pm to 6pm

Sunday, May 22, 2011 1pm to 6pm



After the weekend opening the DRC will be open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday until further notice.

Before visiting a DRC, people are encouraged to register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by using their smartphone to register at m.fema.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.



Representatives from FEMA individual assistance and mitigation programs will be available, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration to explain assistance programs and help those affected to register for disaster aid. Recovery specialists can also help with referral information to other assistance programs.



SBA low interest disaster assistance loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.



Businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.

 
Public Assistance Assessments Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 18, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Yesterday representitives from Emergency Mangement, the Regional Sewer District, and Road and Bridge met with officials from FEMA (Federal) and SEMA (State) in an effort to survey the county for public damages. Public includes areas covered by law enforcement, road and bridge, utilities, parks, etc. under the government role. After the survey Taney County should hear word on whether we will be approved for Public Assistance through FEMA.

 
2nd Town Hall Meeting tonight. 7:00 at the Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 17, 2011 at 11:06 AM
If you have questions about the Corps of Engineers Water Management Plan or where you need to go from here don’t miss the Town Hall Meeting tonight at 7:00. The meeting will be held at the Keeter Center on the College of the Ozarks campus. Take the opportunity to get answers face-to-face.

 
Daily Update Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 13, 2011 at 01:01 PM
*Met with FEMA Community Relations representatives in the office this morning before sending them out into the community, map in hand. They have FEMA logoed clothing and ID badges. If you see them stop them for a chat, they are very knowledgeable.



*A Town Hall meeting will be at the Keeter Center on the College of the Ozarks campus Tuesday (May 17) at 7:00 pm.



*If you or someone you know that has received flood damage and needs help stripping the house of sheetrock, flooring, and insulation to prevent mold, please call the Emergency Management office at 417-546-7233. We have volunteer agencies willing to help.

 
Daily Update Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM
*Assessments teams finished surveying un-incorporated Taney County yesterday. If no one came by your home do not worry you are still eligible for FEMA assistance; everyone must call or go online to register for that assistance. 1-800-621-3362 or www.disasterassistance.gov.

*If anyone needs assistance with "mud out", removing the mud from you home please contact the Emergency Management office at 417-546-7233. We have volunteers willing to help.

*A reminder the Taney County Transfer Station on Buchanan Road is accepting flooding debris at no cost. Residents are responsible for transport of those materials to the Transfer Station.
 
Disaster Assessment Teams surveying un-incorporated areas of Taney County Posted by: Melissa Duckworth on May 10, 2011 at 04:33 PM
Disaster Assessment Teams made up of local, state, and federal emergency management officials along with representatives from the Small Business Administration are surveying un-incorporated areas in Taney County today. The team spoke at the Commission\'s regularly scheduled meeting this morning before starting with their assessments. Teams arrived in the County last week and have completed incorporated villages, towns, and cities.

Last night Taney County was included in a Federal Disaster Declaration. This declaration makes individuals and businesses that received flood damage eligible for assistance. To register with FEMA affected residents/businesses can contact 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
 


Lake / Flood Information
Updated 2014-04-18 15:00:00



Emergency Management Meetings are held the third Thursday of every even numbered month.

Meetings are at 10:00 a.m. at a selected restaurant in Taney County and are followed by the County LEPC meeting.




NOAA Weather Radio Advertisement
For weather radios at 29.95 check with local Country Mart stores.

For weather radios at varying prices check with Radio Shack and discount retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, or K-Mart.




Major Hazards in Taney County include:
Tornadoes
Flash Floods
Earthquakes
Chemical Spills / Releases
Winter Storms
Dam Failure

Go to this Taney County Page! Jan 30, 2006 - Taney County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
About FEMA Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning

The 4 phases of Emergency Management are:
Mitigation
Preparedness
Response
Recovery




Storm Sirens

Sirens are designed to be heard when citizens are outside their home or business, so they may take immediate shelter. People inside of homes or businesses will not always hear them. People indoors should rely on radio, television, cable override, and alert radios to keep them informed and let the sirens inform those out of doors.

The City of Branson is covered by seventeen (17) sirens and conducts tests the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.; unless there is questionable weather then it is the third Wednesday. The City of Springfield also conducts siren tests at this time.

The City of Forsyth is covered by three (3) sirens and also tests on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Taneyville and Rockaway Beach are covered by one (1) siren each.



The Office of Emergency Management maintains and annually updates the Local Emergency Operations Plan outlining multiple agencies responsibilities during a disaster.

Taney County houses a Homeland Security Response Team funded through Federal Department of Homeland Security Grant money.

Documents associated with the office of the Emergency Management

    Informational Literature   
    Go to this Taney County Page! Jul 11, 2012 - 2012 Taney County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft
    Go to this Taney County Page! Mar 05, 2012 - 2012 Leap Day Tornado Informational Flyer
    Go to this Taney County Page! Jan 30, 2006 - Taney County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
221 Jefferson Road - Branson, MO 65616
132 David Street - Forsyth, MO 65653

(417) 546-7233 | Fax: (417) 546-7218
Email:
Spacer
Chris Berndt
Administrator
Spacer
Melissa Duckworth
Administrative Support
Link 1: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi? Link 2: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?section=departments Link 3: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?section=documents Link 4: http://media.taneycounty.org/cgi-bin/jplayer_list.cgi Link 5: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?section=data Link 6: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?section=visitorinfo Link 7: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?section=calendar Link 8: http://www.taneycounty.org/cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?department=27§ion=employment Link 9: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?section=history Link 10: http://www.taneycohealth.org/ Link 11: http://www.cityofbranson.org/ Link 12: http://www.cityofforsythmo.com/ Link 13: http://www.cityofhollister.com/ Link 14: http://www.rockawaybeachmo.org/ Link 15: http://www.bransonchamber.com/ Link 16: http://www.forsythmissouri.net/ Link 17: http://hollisterchamber.net/ Link 18: http://www.taneycountyairport.com/ Link 19: http://www.taneycountypartnership.com Link 20: http://extension.missouri.edu/taney/ Link 21: https://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/FemaWelcomeView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1 Link 22: http://www.mo.gov/ Link 23: http://www.house.mo.gov/ Link 24: http://www.senate.mo.gov/ Link 25: http://www.MissouriCareerSource.com/ Link 26: http://www.mocounties.com/ Link 27: http://www.mdc.mo.gov/ Link 28: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/ Link 29: http://www.hometowndailynews.com Link 30: http://www.bransondailynews.com/ Link 31: http://www.ky3.com/ Link 32: http://www.kolr10.com/ Link 33: http://www.kspr.com/ Link 34: http://www.klfcradio.com Link 35: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appriss.motaneyso Link 36: http://www.appriss.com/GoMobile.html Link 37: mailto:webmaster@co.taney.mo.us?SUBJECT=Questions Link 38: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11 Link 39: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11&page=10165 Link 40: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11&page=10222 Link 41: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11&page=10223 Link 42: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11&page=10163 Link 43: /cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11&page=10164 Link 44: http://www.taneycounty.org/cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11&page=10222 Link 45: http://www.taneycounty.org/cgi-bin/County/index.cgi?&department=11&page=10162 Link 46: /CountyWeb/sources/pdf/11/Taney_County_Natural_Hazard_Mitigation_Plan.pdf Link 47: http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/ Link 48: /CountyWeb/sources/pdf/11/2012.07.11.Taney.County.Natural.Hazard.Mitigation.Plan.Draft.Compressed.pdf Link 49: /CountyWeb/sources/pdf/11/2012.03.05.Leap.Day.Tornado.Informational.Flyer.pdf Link 51: mailto:melissad@co.taney.mo.us?SUBJECT= Emergency Management Homepage Link 52: https://mail.co.taney.mo.us/owa Link 53: http://66.112.124.186/DWWebClient
Website Version: 2.2014.03.10.03.13.00 IP: 54.243.23.129