Mission

Putnam County's mission is to mitigate the potential effects of the various hazards that might impact the county, to prepare for the implementation of measures which will preserve life and minimize damage, to respond effectively to the needs of the citizens and local jurisdictions during emergencies, and to provide a recovery system to return the county and its communities to a normal status as soon as possible after such emergencies.

Emergency Shelter

There is an emergency shelter located on the bottom floor of the University Center at Tennessee Tech University.

1000 N. Dixie Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38505