The "Big One"

When a large-scale disaster occurs, however, it involves all of our agencies working together. The Lower Swatara Emergency Management Agency is activated and coordinates the response under the direction of the Township Commissioners. The EMA will be active during floods, severe winter storms, nuclear power plant emergencies, major transportation accidents, or any other disaster or large-scale event.

The EMA coordinates notifications and warnings, resource dispatch, and provides logistical support in a disaster and organizes evacuation activities if warranted. Following a disaster, the EMA performs damage assessment activities to assist in securing state and federal disaster assistance for the affected area.