Emergency Preparedness & Response
Are you ready for an emergency?
Natural disasters, like widespread epidemics, earthquakes and flooding, or man-made ones, such as fire or explosions, can happen without warning. Being prepared for emergencies can greatly lessen injury and loss of life or property. The North Georgia Health District is part of the emergency preparedness and response network in each of our counties - Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield - and we are coordinating plans with our partners to make our communities better prepared for disaster.
Learn how to create your own disaster plan and more by visiting Ready Georgia. Click on these four important steps Georgians can take to protect ourselves, those in our care and those in the community who may depend on us financially:
- To coordinate and/or deliver public health services in response to terrorism, natural disasters, or other public health emergencies.
- To facilitate and acquire resources that will supplement disrupted or over burdened services and relieve the suffering and trauma of victims.
The Emergency Preparedness office will assist with and/or deliver plans, policies, operating procedures, assessment tools and training/education to establish and promote emergency preparedness/readiness in our organization and community.
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