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Hazards and Disasters

Many types of disasters can create public health problems - weather, chemical, radiological, and biological.

Injury or illness can occur as a direct result of the event or as a result of people trying to cope with the event.

Be Ready For An Emergency

Five Important Things to Do:
1. Stay Informed
2. Learn about basic injury and disease prevention
3. Look for the most current information on emergency preparedness
4. Create a family preparedness plan and emergency supply kit
5. Become familiar with the emergency plans of your community

For more information see the Alabama Department of Public Health's booklet: ARE YOU READY? (7MB)

More useful websites are below:
Butler County Public Schools
American Red Cross
Alabama Power
Pioneer Electric Cooperative

Page last updated: June 23, 2023