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Be Prepared

An emergency can strike without warning.
Personal and Family Preparedness

An emergency can strike without warning, destroying homes and businesses, cutting off utilities and supplies, and threatening the health and safety of you and your family. You must do your part and be prepared beginning with the following steps:

  1. Be informed
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Build a Kit
  4. Get Involved

    For more information on how to get yourself and your family prepared for emergencies, review the information at the following websites to get you started:

    http://www.ready.gov/emergency-planning-checklists
    http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family

    Someone in your home also might require extra help and assistance including elderly parents, young children, family members with functional needs, or others. Review the information on the following websites for more specific and in-depth personal disaster planning:

    FEMA
    http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs
    http://www.ready.gov/infants-young-children
    http://www.ready.gov/seniors

    AMERICAN RED CROSS
    http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/children
    http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities
    http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/seniors

    AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
    https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/default.aspx

Business Preparedness

Being prepared at work is just as important as being prepared at home. Disasters and emergencies can occur at any time of he day or night. Everything from natural disasters to pandemics can negatively impact your workplace. Mitigte those impacts by preparing your business for the unexpected. Whether you are a business owner or an employee, preparedness in the workplace cannot be overstated. Please log on to the following website for guidance on how to prepare your workplace for emergencies:

FEMA
http://www.ready.gov/business
http://www.fema.gov/media-library/resources-documents/collections/357

RED CROSS
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/workplace

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
https://www.sba.gov/content/disaster-preparedness

About us

The Southwest Ohio Public Health Region is a partnership of city and county health districts who work together to prepare for and respond to public health and healthcare emergencies.


Contact

⌂ Robin Thomas, RN, BSN

⌂ Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, The Health Collaborative

⌂ 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500

⌂ Cincinnati, OH 45202

[email protected]

⌂ 513.618.3656

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