Emergency Operations Plan for the City of Guymon



This plan has been developed to provide a comprehensive (multi-use) emergency management program for City of Guymon.  It seeks to mitigate the effects of hazards, prepare for measures to be taken which will preserve life and minimize damage, enhance response during emergencies and provide necessary assistance, and establish a recovery system in order to return the county and the cities/towns to their normal state of affairs.

This plan attempts to define who does what, when, where, and how, in order to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of natural disasters, technological accidents, nuclear incidents and other major incidents/hazards.

The City of Guymon is located approximately 265 miles Northwest of Oklahoma City and approximately 125 miles North of Amarillo, Texas.  The 2000 census of population for City of Guymon is 20,107.  The largest city and county seat, Guymon, has a 2000 census of population 10,472.  Guymon is located at the junction of US numbered routes 54, 64 and State Hwy. 3.  Map mileage is 265 miles from Guymon to Oklahoma City.

The county is exposed to many hazards, all of which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing damage, and creating casualties.  Potential hazards which may occur in or around the county are, floods, tornadoes, winter storms, civil disorder, earthquakes, dam failure, HAZMAT incident-fixed facility, HAZMAT incident-highway, nuclear incidents, power failure, radiological incident-transportation, subsidence, livestock disease epidemic, and rural or urban fires.

The City of Guymon will continue to be exposed to the hazards identified above as well as others which may develop in the future. Government officials will continue to recognize their responsibilities with regard to the public safety and exercise their authority to implement this emergency operations plan in a timely manner when confronted with real or threatened disasters. If properly implemented, this plan will reduce or prevent disaster related losses.