Emergency Management / CSEPP

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Disaster Preparedness

CSEP Program


Alert and Notifications

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Contact Information

Madison County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) support disaster preparedness, response and recovery from disasters in Madison County.

CSEPP was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1985 to provide emergency preparedness and maximum protection to communities near chemical weapons stockpiles in the unlikely event of a chemical emergency at stockpile sites. From the original nine sites, only two remain: Pueblo, Colorado and Madison County, Kentucky. For decades, about 2% of the United States’ original stockpile of chemical agents has been safely stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in special bunkers called igloos. The safe destruction of these chemical agents is estimated to be completed by the end of 2023.

Until program completion, the funding provided by CSEPP gives Madison County tools and resources to respond to a chemical emergency. These resources also prepare our citizens for other hazards, such as as severe weather emergencies.

Alert FM Radios

Madison County residents and businesses have received new emergency alert receivers called AlertFM to your doorsteps! AlertFM notifies residents and businesses of weather and chemical emergencies impacting Madison County. These small, white receivers replaced the old black box radios called Advisor Alert Radios.

AlertFM is a notification system for Madison County residents and businesses. While alert systems are intended to alert you that an emergency is occurring, notification systems give details on what emergency is occurring, such as a tornado warning for the County, a chemical emergency impacting a certain zone, or a severe thunderstorm impacting the region. Plan to set up AlertFM in a place near a window and where you can hear the alert sound while you sleep!

Outdoor Warning Sirens

New outdoor alert sirens are going in the ground throughout Madison County. These sirens will replace current ones, but serve the same function to alert Madison County residents who may be outside during emergencies. The new sirens will *not* use vocal commands and will have two distinct sounds: a long, high wail for tornado warnings and an alternating high-low wail for chemical emergencies. Current sirens will continue to operate until a full system switch is made.

Outdoor alert sirens are part of alert systems Madison County has in place to alert residents to emergencies that may impact them. Alert systems are only intended to alert you that an emergency is occurring and you should go inside immediately to seek more information from a notification system. Notification systems give residents details on what emergency is occurring, and include Emergency Alert receivers, Emergency Management social media posts, and Emergency Alerts over television, radio and mobile device.

Know your Zone!

Madison County is divided into 13 zones. The zones are used to designate relocation routes and also send out targeted alerts to the public via our notification systems. Use our interactive map to search for your address and find your zone.  Disclaimer: Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information on the interactive Zone Map, Madison County EMA/CSEPP expressly disclaims responsibility for damages or liability that may arise from its use.


Get in touch

135 W Irvine Street, Suite 300
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 624-4700

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Madison County, Kentucky
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