Disaster Preparedness

Preparedness Planning

Experts tell us that in the event of a major emergency, only about 30% of us are ready to sustain ourselves and our families without going to the store for 72 hours. Next time you're up for a challenge, try going that long without going to a store of any kind. Then think what you would do if your heat/air conditioning source and water source were gone. Would you have to face some challenges? Many of us are spoiled to the conveniences of modern living and scarcely think about what we would do if we had to live without them. The goal of the Allen County Preparedness Program is to help the community become ready by presenting information, updating plans, and coordinating with community members to prepare in the event that the unthinkable occurs.

Helpful Links

Ready Gov- https://www.ready.gov/

CDC- https://emergency.cdc.gov/protect.asp

Disaster Preparedness

Preparedness Program

The Preparedness Program at the Health Department strives to build agency
and community preparedness through trainings, exercises, and outreach. ACHD
regularly participates in monthly drills which test our regular and alternative
communication systems in local, regional, and state exercises such as quarterly
ReadyOp notification drills. Furthermore, the Health Department participates
in local, regional, and state wide exercises to ensure the Public Health or
Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF 8) is integrated into disaster preparedness
at all levels of Emergency Management.

The Health Department has plans in place to protect its citizens in the event of a
natural disaster or a bioterrorism attack. Public health and personal
preparedness are crucial in the face of any disaster and special emphasis has
been placed on training our staff on how to react in the event of a disaster.

Disaster Preparedness



Disaster Preparedness Support

David Scott Williams, BS

Public Health Director
270-237-4423 Ext. 106


Important Documents
and Information

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Supply Kit

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Disaster Preparation Checklist

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Winter Safety

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Safe Sleep
During Winter

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Tips

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Be Ready For
a Disaster

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Make a Plan

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Community Preparedness

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