Marshall County Community Preparedness
In the wake of recent hurricanes, tornados, acts of terrorism and the threat of pandemic influenza, the possibility of a public health emergency is real. Taking actions to be prepared for unexpected events helps people deal with disasters much more effectively when they do occur. Being informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate ways to respond to them will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take.
Listed below are links to various disaster and preparedness agencies’ websites, by clicking on the link, you will be re-directed to the selected agency’s website.
- Special Population Segments: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Specialized Information Services from the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health
- U.S. Medical Reserve Corps
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Preparation, Security, and Response
- Ready.gov :: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed
- National Association of County and City Health Officials - NACCHO
- Pandemic Flu.gov
- Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - HHS
- Kentucky Department for Public Health – DPH
- Kentucky Division of Emergency Management – KYEM
- Kentucky Office of Homeland Security – KOHS
Emergency Preparedness requires attention to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard.