Emergency Management

Our Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the judicious planning, assignment and coordination of all available resources for an integrated program of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for emergencies of any kind that may occur within Luzerne County.

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Talen Energy's

Annual Susquehanna Steam Electric Station's (SSES) Siren Test

August 20th, 2020 at 11 am

Talen Energy will be sounding their siren systems within a 10 mile radius of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 11 am., as part of an annual test of the system. No public action is required. The sirens will sound with a steady signal lasting three minutes. This is only a test. 

If you have any questions, or for more information, please call the Talen Energy, Susquehanna Energy Information Center at 1-866-832-4474

CodeRED Mass Notification System

Luzerne County EMA is proud to announce the launch of our new mass notification system from OnSolve known as CodeRED.  This system is a high-speed, Web-based mass notification app that has been in use since 1998 and is used by more than 3,000 state and local government entities across the United States and Canada.  CodeRED gives Luzerne County EMA and your local municipality the ability to send critical communications via telephone calls, text messages, and emails to registered participants.  Onsolve, the parent company of this system, has been battle-tested longer than any other notification solution on the market and has data centers located all around the world with rollover capabilities to ensure messages are sent.  The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) process is easy to use and allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent.  Unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can also be entered.  

Effective July 1st, 2020, there will be multiple ways to enroll in this system.  You can click on the symbol below, farther down this page, and follow the directions or you can utilize the Text to Enroll (TTE) method, a single SMS-message feature that provides mobile users the option to text “LuzerneAlerts” to 99411 and receive an SMS response containing the Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) link, then press on the link provided and follow the directions.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This information is updated monthly.  Last update July 22nd, 2020

For the County’s Pandemic Response page please click here

As you may know the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected thousands of lives across the world.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued fact sheets and links with valuable information regarding this virus and the preventive measures you and your family or business can take, as well as information should you become ill from the virus.

Please click on the links below for the fact sheets we have attached to this site!

What you need to know about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

What to do if you are sick with the coronavirus (COVID-19)

For additional information please click on the following CDC links:

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019-2020 (COVID-19)

Handwashing/Social Media Library

Health Promotion Materials

As of March 10th, all classes are temporarily postponed until further notice!

Here is the latest Information from the National Weather Service concerning our area:


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