Guidelines for Specific Disasters

Disaster preparedness is no longer the sole concern of Californians worried about mudslides and those who live in flood prone areas.  For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do is an essential step for being prepared and may be the difference between success and failure when seconds count.

Generally speaking, there are six types of disasters that you should be prepared for.
  • Biological

  • Chemical

  • Explosions

  • Nuclear Blast

  • Radiation

  • Natural Disasters

Biological - What you should do in the event of a biological threat.

Chemical - What you should do if you see signs of a chemical threat, and how to recognize signs of a chemical emergency.

Explosions - What you should do in the event of an explosion, including what to do in case there is fire or you are trapped in debris.

Nuclear Blast - What you should do in the event of a nuclear blast.

Radiation - What you should do in the event of a "dirty bomb".

Natural Disasters - What you should do for floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, mudslides and other natural disasters.


More Information

Public Health Coordinator
Ken Griffin
Disaster Preparedness
(812) 282-7521

The office of the Public Health Coordinator has the objective of coordinating and collaborating with local emergency response personnel in order to develop a county disaster preparedness and emergency response plan for Clark County, Indiana.  This includes events that are both natural and man made.


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