The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) exists to:
- Gather, process, and report emergency situation intelligence to aid in State policy and decision-making.
- Support local communities as they direct and control disaster emergency response operations.
- Account for the State's response support costs.
In non-disaster conditions, the SEOC is maintained in an operational status that facilitates a timely response to rapidly evolving emergencies. The SEOC's ability to exchange critical disaster information is achieved through diverse and redundant communications technologies.
SEOC Preparedness Levels
Level 1: Watch
When conditions indicate an event/disaster may occur. The SEOC will be staffed with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management Staff.
Level 2: Partial Activation
Limited Emergency Support Function (ESF) activation during or following an event/disaster.
Level 3: Full Activation
Normally 24-hour staffing. Primary and lead Emergency Support Functions notified. Federal assistance may be necessary.