Emergency Preparedness and Response

A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety. Severe Storms & Hurricanes
(Department of Agriculture)
How do you know if your food is safe after a disaster: flood, loss of power, fire, or other event? This guide helps you make the right decisions about food safety. Tips on how to prepare and what to do after a weather emergency to keep your food and water supply safe.
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
(Hands on Health-SC)
This includes links to sites on Bioterrorism, Disaster Assistance, and natural disasters like drought, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes.
Emergency Preparedness & Response
(Centers for Disease Control)
This is the "Terrorism and Public Health" site of the CDC, with information for healthcare providers and the public. Learn about biological agents like smallpox, sarin gas, anthrax, and other threats like radiation emergencies. Select Who to Contact in an Emergency for advice and a link to state and some city and county health department Web sites. Select Agents, Diseases and Threats for a listing of biological and chemical agents and radiation emergencies. Other sections include Preparation and Planning, Preparedness and Children, Mass Trauma Preparedness and Response and much more.
Hurricane and Flood Preparedness
(SC Department of Health & Environmental Control)
Get a map and driving directions from your address to the closest hurricane shelter. This site will help you find the shelters nearest your home or business. Look for DHEC Hurricane Shelter Locator- Open Shelters at the bottom of the page and click on it. Enter your address on the next page to get a list of shelters and driving directions. This would be a good resource to use BEFORE a hurricane strikes. Add maps and directions to your hurricane preparation kit.
Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
(Department of Agriculture)
Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency. Includes answers to questons about floods, power outages, fire, etc. and a chart of regfrigerated foods that shows when to save and when to throw out.
NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit
(National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This Website provides information to help libraries and other institutions plan for pandemics, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, and other disasters. There is information about training, emergency supplies, and clean-up. Included are tables giving steps to follow during before, during and after a disaster, templates and other tools.
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This site is from the new Department of Homeland Security. It has information for citizens about being prepared in case of a terrorist attack. Much of the advice is useful for any emergency preparedness. Select Make a Kit to learn about food and water, clean air, first aid supplies, and special needs items. Select Make a Plan to find out how to plan for staying in your home or leaving. Select Be Informed to learn more about the kinds of threats and how to protect yourself.

Last Modified: Friday October 25, 2019 10:46 AM