The City of Kansas City, Missouri is committed to preparing for, responding to, recovering from and mitigating the effects of disasters for the good of the people who live, work and play here. We strive to plan for a variety of disasters and come up with general response procedures for all hazards.
While you are concerned with the safety of yourself and loved ones during a disaster, the City is concerned with preventing loss of life and reducing damage on a large scale. Concerns with keeping streets clear for responders, ensuring power and other resources are available and ready, directing efforts to most efficiently deal with the situation and working together for the common good are just a few of the issues that Kansas City manages.
Each city department has a role in disaster response. From rescuing trapped victims, providing security to an area, clearing debris, plowing snow, providing clean water, addressing public health concerns, to keeping records and many other tasks, the City coordinates multiple departments and personnel. A considerable plan is needed to document these response actions.
City departments have their own emergency plans and procedures for handling daily or “routine” emergencies. The Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) is used for large scale emergencies or disasters when a greater level of coordination is needed.
The LEOP follows guidelines established by the state and federal governments, as well as, local rules and regulations. The plan is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure it is up-to-date and accurately reflects the capabilities of the City.
The LEOP may be of interest to you for a number of reasons:
- It will help you understand the priorities and capabilities of the city so you can develop a family emergency plan accordingly.
- It will help you develop a business emergency plan that works in concert with the City.
- The more you know about what to expect during a disaster, the better prepared you will be when the disaster occurs.
You can read a public version of the Local Emergency Operations Plan here:
- LEOP Preface
- LEOP Promulgation Statement
- LEOP Base Plan
- LEOP Annex A – Direction & Control
- LEOP Annex B – Emergency Communications
- LEOP Annex C – Public Information & Warning
- LEOP Annex D – Damage Assesment
- LEOP Annex E – Law Enforcement
- LEOP Annex F – Fire, Rescue, EMS, & HazMat
- LEOP Annex G – Resource Management
- LEOP Annex H – Hazardous Materials
- LEOP Annex I – Infrastructure
- LEOP Annex J – Evacuation & Transportation
- LEOP Annex K – Shelter in Place
- LEOP Annex L – Mass Care & Sheltering
- LEOP Annex M – Health & Medical
- LEOP Annex N – Terrorism
- LEOP Annex O – Catastrophic Incident
- LEOP Annex Q – Emergency Pet Services
- LEOP Annex R – Debris Management
- LEOP HSRP 1 – Flood Operations
- LEOP HSRP 2 – Heat Operations
- LEOP HSRP 3 – Thunderstorm & Tornados
- LEOP HSRP 4 – Severe Winter Weather