On May 30, 2023, Douglas County began a contract with Perimeter, an all-risk evacuation management platform that supports information sharing and collaboration across disciplines, jurisdictional boundaries, and the public.
Douglas County is now working in collaboration with Perimeter to create evacuation zones for future incidents. Perimeter conducted a successful, county-wide evacuation drill on July 31, 2023 to ensure app functionality.
The Perimeter Platform aids public safety by making critical information like evacuation notices, road closures, and shelter locations available on its user-friendly county map. The platform’s evacuation management system allows public safety personnel, news agencies, and residents to easily share the most up-to-date information.
With no sign-up or opt-in required, individuals can visit Perimeter’s public map to see if they are in an impacted area during an incident. The platform will only be updated by Douglas County during major incidents, as announced by Douglas County Office of Emergency Management.
Douglas County has been on flood watch since December 2022 due to heavy rainfall and extreme snow buildup. The county declared a state of emergency in March 2023 due to the ongoing risk of localized flooding.
To learn more about Douglas County public safety resources, click here. To read more about the announcement of this partnership, read the article here.