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Hazards & 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)

Ready Campaign Public Service Announcement

Below are some communication tools you can use to help your family during a disaster or emergency:

Useful Websites

Alabama Resource Directory for Women, Children and Families
Washington County Public Schools
American Red Cross
Alabama Power
Clarke-Washington Electric Co-op
Alabama Electric Co-op
Dixie Electric Power Association

Page last updated: June 12, 2024