Do your part to be prepared

In the event of any emergency, be it a natural disaster or act of terrorism, the best thing you can do is be prepared.  Every household should have three things:

  • An emergency supply kit

    • Experience has shown that people need to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 3 days before it is probable to expect help from "outside".  This means you need 3 days of food, water, and clothing for every member of your family, including your pets.

  • A Plan of action

  • Good information


Emergency Supply Kit

In the event of an emergency, each household should have an adequate emergency supply kit.  The kit should contain items that are basic for your survival; food, water, clean air and warmth.  To learn more, see the Clark County Health Department's recommended BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT.

A Plan of Action

Advance planning for a disaster or emergency will make the situation much less stressful and help you negotiate the emergency with more confidence and better results.

Find out how the places your family frequents prepares for emergencies.  Your spouse's work, your children's school, etc.  Find out how they will communicate with families in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Most importantly, prepare a plan for your family.  Determine how you will communicate, where you will go and what to do.  Refer to the Clark County Health Department's  guide to creating a good FAMILY DISASTER AND EMERGENCY PLAN.

Good Information

Knowing what to do during an emergency is one of the keys to being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.  Different disasters and emergencies require different actions.  Knowing what to do for each possibility is crucial to successful disaster preparedness.  Review the Clark County Health Department's GUIDE FOR SPECIFIC 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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