Caroline County Emergency Preparedness Program

Caroline County Health Department 

Are You Prepared?

 

It is up to you.  In the event of a natural or manmade emergency, you and your family can feel helpless and afraid or you can be prepared and ready.

The basic steps in getting prepared are:

Know the Risks; Make a Plan; Get Prepared and Be Informed. 

Preparation includes building a family emergency kit that contains, among other things, food, water, medicine, first aid supplies, battery powered communications equipment (radio), and batteries.  Preparation also includes a family communications plan so your family can stay in touch during an emergency.


To learn more about emergency preparedness and how to respond to different types of emergencies, go to the following link and start your preparedness plan.  https://www.ready.gov

                                                      

Public Health Emergency Preparedness                                              

Mission

Protect the health and safety of Caroline County residents from the effects of manmade and naturally occurring public health emergencies.

To carry out this mission, the Caroline County Health Department has developed plans in cooperation with other county, state and federal agencies to mitigate or lessen the effects of, prepare for, respond to and recover from a public health emergency.

Public health emergencies may include communicable diseases or diseases that spread from person to person (flu), natural events (hurricanes or tornadoes, which may cause water contamination) and intentional acts (spreading bacteria, viruses or natural toxins that cause sickness or death to many people at once).

As a part of the emergency preparedness and response program, the following information is offered to the people of Caroline County.  Click on the below items for more information.

Pandemic Influenza      https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/index.htm#checklists

Avian (Bird) Flu https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/    

Swine Flu  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/index.htm

Zika Virus   http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/zika.aspx

Disaster Assistance  https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance             

 SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY
Are you or do you know someone who is not in a nursing care facility or assisted living facility who may require additional assistance during a disaster? If so, print out the below "Special Needs Registry Application" and mail it to the Caroline County Department of Emergency Services. The address in on the brochure.  

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 Other Important Emergency Preparedness Web Sites:
Caroline County Department of Emergency Services  http://www.carolinemd.org/181/Emergency-Services

Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene:  http://dhmh.maryland.gov/pages/index.aspx

MD Office of Preparedness & response: http://preparedness.dhmh.maryland.gov/pages/Home.aspx 

Maryland Emergency Management Agency:  http://mema.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/

Centers for Disease Control:  https://www.cdc.gov/​

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/

Download the Following Apps to help you to be prepared. 

Maryland Prepares App


http://mema.maryland.gov/Pages/mdprepares.aspx

American Red Cross FREE Mobile Apps


http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps​