Emergency Management

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Introducing the Tipton County EMA Building located at 8629 Highway 51 S in Brighton, TN. It will be used to house food, water and other items needed under the circumstance of a natural disaster. The EMA building will be tornado safe and provide the county with a primary emergency command room. It will also be used for emergency response and recovery training.


The Covington-Tipton County Emergency Management Agency was created jointly by the City of Covington and the County of Tipton in 1972 for the purpose of developing plans and procedures that would provide the most effective and efficient coordination of resources available in the mitigation of, planning and preparedness for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters.

The agency is also responsible for helping prepare the citizens of Tipton County to deal with emergencies and their consequences. This web page is one of the ways this is accomplished. Please use the links provided on this page to better understand what kinds of emergencies might affect you and your family, and use it as a tool to help prepare for the challenges that will be imposed upon you when disaster strikes.

The County has joined an elite group of counties across the nation by being recognized by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its preparation to protect Tipton County citizens through a system of warning and response to major storms. Click here to learn more about the StormReady certification.

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For preparedness information, please click on the links below:

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

National Weather Service/Memphis

American Red Cross

  Tommy Dunavant, Director
8629 Highway 51 S
Brighton, TN 38011
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