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For residents and businesses in Craighead County, we would like your help in planning for future disasters. The link below is for the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis which lists several types of disasters. It will really help us if you will take the time to complete the survey listing how likely, potential impacts, and preparedness for the disasters listed.

Our Mission

To provide a comprehensive Emergency Management program which coordinates people and resources to protect lives, property and the environment within Craighead County by using an all-hazards approach of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and emergencies.

Emergency Management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency Management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters. Comprehensive Emergency Management can be defined as the preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions necessary to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters caused by all hazards, whether natural, technological, or human caused. Comprehensive emergency management consists of four related components: all hazards, all phases, all impacts, and all stakeholders.


Our Staff


Anthony Coy, Floodplain Manager


The mission of the Floodplain Office of Craighead County is to provide flood hazard identification, remediation, regulation, and education to the people in Craighead County so that they can reduce their risks of injury, death and property damage due to flooding.

Craighead County adopted the NFIP Floodplain Management Program in 2004 and fully enforces Floodplain guidelines for building within the floodplain.  The Floodplain Manager, Anthony Coy, is located in the Craighead County Annex, 511 Union, Room 5, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.  Contact Anthony at acoy@craigheadcounty.org , office 870-933-4575 if you have questions concerning your property or future property to insure the floodplain status. Floodplain permits will be available at this location with the proper documentation to build in the floodplain areas of Craighead County.

Click on map below to view property located within the floodplain 

Floodplain Permit Packet

Craighead County GIS map