Caroline County Emergency
County Health Department
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.
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
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
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.
(Bird) Flu https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/
Zika Virus http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/zika.aspx
Disaster Assistance https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance
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.
Insert Special Needs brochure that I
sent earlier. But it needs to be able to be downloaded and printed.
Other Important Emergency Preparedness Web Sites:
Caroline County Department of Emergency Services http://www.carolinemd.org/181/Emergency-Services
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/
the Following Apps to help you to be prepared.
American Red Cross
FREE Mobile Apps
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464