Gulf County Emergency Management is responsible for planning for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts for all types of emergencies and disasters in Gulf County, Florida. It's the goal of this department and other agencies serving the county, that the general public, schools, businesses, agencies and all others will be better prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.
The Gulf County area has endured more than a few various and sundry different types of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. Coordinated plans must be developed to prevent or mitigate the effects of disasters upon individuals primarily, and to protect the property of those individuals, secondarily.
Being prepared for a disaster or emergency is a vital part of living on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and it is everyone's responsibility. Gulf County Emergency Management has a variety of publications, information and tools available to assist the residents of and visitors to Gulf County, Florida, in order that those individuals would be better prepared for the types of emergencies or disasters typical to the county.
"Luck is the derivative of good planning." Branch Rickey, General Manager, Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-50).
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Gulf County's Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) NEWIS
Wildland Fire Information
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: (850) 229-9110
Fax: (850) 229-9115
Marshall Nelson, Director
Ben Guthrie, 911 Coordinator
Scott Warner, GISP, GIS Director
Stephanie Richardson, Staff Assistant
Hurricane Biz Exercise Information
Community Partner Initiative Survey
Gulf County would like to extend extend an invitation for you to help rank the Emergency Management (Disaster) Priorities for Gulf County. During the recent meeting of agencies and organizations that have a role in disaster planning / preparedness, response and recovery participants had the opportunity to identify Emergency Management Priorities that are important to Gulf County residents, neighborhoods and businesses. We now need your assistance in ranking the importance of each of these Emergency Management Priorities. This will only take a couple of moments of your time. Please access the following web site then click on the Gulf County link to rank the list of priorities.
After you have ranked the priorities please share this e-mail with you friends, neighbors and co-workers and ask them to take a few moments to help prepare Gulf County for the next disaster by also ranking the importance of these priorities.
Emergency Notification Sign-Up Page
Special Needs Program:
Please contact your local Emergency Management for further information about signing up for the Special Needs Program.
EOC Weather Station
Disaster and Safety Links
Get Involved/Volunteer Links
Gulf County Hazards