- EMA EOC Activation Level
- County Travel Status
- Knox County Public GIS Map with Live Events
- Area River Information
- Wireless Emergency Alerts
Knox County Emergency Operations Center
Level 4 – Daily Operations/Activated
Level 3 – Emergency Support Functions (ESF) Staffing
Level 2 – All ESFs
Level 1 – All ESFs and Policy Group
What does the EOC do?
Travel Status Level:
The Knox County Emergency Management Agency utilizes a program called Event Manager as part of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to place information on a real-time web based map to inform the public of events that may affect them. Events such as road closures, high water areas during flooding, locations of interest during incidents, and more. In addition, county based public information can be viewed on this map.
Click here to view the GIS Map
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are short emergency messages from authorized federal, state, local, tribal and territorial public alerting authorities that can be broadcast from cell towers to any WEA‐enabled mobile device in a locally targeted area. Wireless providers primarily use cell broadcast technology for WEA message delivery. WEA is a partnership among FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and wireless providers to enhance public safety.
WEAs can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service. WEAs are messages that warn the public of an impending natural or human-made disaster. The messages are short and can provide immediate, life-saving information.
Click here for more information on the WEA and Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)