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Emergencies & Disasters

Emergency Preparedness requires attention to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard. 

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.

Bioterrorism Agents Information https://www.chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dphps/phpb/Pages/bioterrorism.aspx

Natural Disasters & Weather

Natural Disasters and Severe Weather are natural events that threaten lives, property, and other assets. They tend to occur repeatedly in the same geographical locations because they are related to weather patterns or physical characteristics of an area. Natural Disasters and Severe Weather such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado, winter storms and windstorms affect thousands of people every year. We need to know what our risks are from natural hazards and take sensible precautions to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. Listed below are links to information for specific hazards that could affect our state and area.
More Information on Natural Disasters and Severe Weather:

Extreme Heat
Landslides and Mudslides
Power Outages
Severe Weather Awareness
Winter Weather

©Greenup County Health Department. Page last updated Wednesday, February 22, 2023