Emergency Management

Emergency Manager Visits fire, police and sheriff offices

Over the past 6 months, Emergency Manager Bobbi Risor, has visited nearly every fire department, police department, and sheriff's office.  She has attended all but one of the 3 county region's city or village council meeting and attends one county commissioners/supervisors meeting a month.  She is introducing herself and what emergency management can do for the first responders and communities in the the region.

Below she visits with Clearwater Village Board and Elgin Fire Department members.


Annual Severe Storm Spotter Training set for March 3rd

Feb 19, 2020

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, the severe weather season will be here before we know it. A representative from the National Weather Service (NWS) – Valley, NE will be making their annual visit on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Avenue) to help train professionals and citizens on how best to help the local NWS during severe weather.



Prepare Now for Winter Weather This Weekend

Dec 27, 2019

After experiencing beautiful December temperatures, a winter storm is expected to move into the area tonight. Forecasters are anticipating up to two inches of snow to fall and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch placing Norfolk in a Winter Weather Advisory from 9:00 tonight until noon tomorrow. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from tomorrow evening through Sunday night with snow accumulations…

Region 11 Board meets to discuss Mini Grants

Dec 09, 2019

As part of the Region 11 agreement, a mini grant process is offered approximately every 2 years.  A letter is mailed to all emergency responders in the region (police, sheriff, fire) for their request of necessary equipment.  The board met Monday, December 9 to discuss and vote on those pieces of equipment that were approved.  Area responders will be receiving their letters of approval, or disapproval,…

One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Dec 06, 2019

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Nebraska private nonprofit organizations of the Jan. 6, 2020, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred March 9 - July 14, 2019. Private nonprofits that provide essential…

Landowners Asked to Clear Debris Before Spring

Nov 12, 2019

In light of the recent flooding we experienced in March, public safety officials are asking landowners within Region 11 (Antelope, Madison, and Pierce counties) to clear debris from the floodway by February 1, 2020.

As with every spring, there is a good chance that we could see flooding in our waterways again in 2020. With the events of 2019 still fresh in our minds, now is a great time…

Region 11 holds exercise

Oct 10, 2019

On October 22, 2019 Region 11 Emergency Management hosted a disaster exercise involving local law enforcement and fire departments within Region 11 (Antelope,…