Public Health Preparedness

Emergencies can take many forms - natural disasters, weather related incidences, power outages and/or personal medical issues. Ensure you, your family and your pets are prepared for any emergency with simple planning. Advanced planning can help to decrease anxiety and stress before, during and after an emergency.

Weather Related Emergencies

Preparation and communication can help to alleviate stress during an emergency. Weather related emergencies can occur during any season and can include:

  • Excessive Heat
  • Heavy Rains and Flooding
  • Hurricanes
  • Snow/Ice

Individual or Family Resources

Prepare a supply kit now, so you will be ready in case of an emergency.

Pets Matter Too

Pets come in all shapes and sizes and each have their own set of needs. No matter what type of pet you have, consider them in your emergency preparation. Advanced planning, even for the animal members of your family, can help to reduce stress in an emergency situation.

What to do Now?

  • Plan what you will do in an emergency
  • Prepare a Pet Emergency Kit
  • Stay informed about different types of emergencies

Retail Food Establishment Preparedness

Planning for emergencies can help to protect your business, investment, employees and your customers. Consider the likely scenarios that could impact your business and plan now.

Use the Emergency Action Plan for Retail Food Establishments guide (PDF) to help determine where you need to plan to ensure proper food safety and facility operation can be maintained, even in an emergency.