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Tim Farley, Director
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Tim Farley, Director
Mercer County OEM

The Mercer County Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to helping residents of Mercer County plan, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters as well as minimize any suffering and disruption caused by them. Our office strives to provide emergency management information and mitigation in an effort to protect its citizens from threats and hazards as well as coordinate emergency planning and evacuation during flooding. The Mercer County OEM works with partners and volunteer organizations to help develop and implement disaster preparedness plans. Our office is located in the Mercer County Courthouse Annex in Princeton, West Virginia. 

Contact:  Phone: (304) 487-8448




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Mercer County

Office of Emergency Management
120 Scott Street
Princeton, West Virginia 24740-2785
Phone number: (304) 487-8448
ax number: (304) 487-8357
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WVVA, Bluefield, WV, December 2013, from left: Phil Hysell, NWS Blacksburg WCM; David Wert, NWS Blacksburg MIC; Kevin Niewood, Weekend Meteorologist WVVA; Janna Brown, Chief Meteorologist WVVA; Brian Walder, Meteorologist WVVA; and Tim Farley, Director, Mercer County Office of Emergency Management.


Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 100,000 thunderstorms, 10,000 of which are severe; 5,000 floods; 1,000 tornadoes; and an average of 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes. And this on top of winter storms, intense summer heat, high winds, wild fires and other deadly weather impacts. You can make sure your community is ready for the weather with the National Weather Service's StormReady® program.

Some 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage.

StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.

StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.