Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Through a collaborative effort with Federal, State, County and City offices, Hamilton County Public Health Services has an emergency preparedness plan to assist the residents of Hamilton County after a natural disaster. To assist you better we ask all residents of Hamilton County to develop their own emergency preparedness plan which may include:

Establish a meeting place:
One close to home and one outside your neighborhood.

Agree on an out of town contact in case local phone lines are down.

Teach children how and when to contact all.

Try cell phones, pay phones or e-mail if regular phone service is unavailable.

Learn how to shut off water, gas, electricity in your home.

Emergency Kit

Assemble your own home emergency kit with this checklist. Prepare NOW by gathering these common household items and storing them in a duffel bag, plastic container, backpack or box.

  • Portable radio and extra batteries.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Matches and candles.
  • List of important phone numbers, local and out of town.
  • Prepaid phone cards.
  • First Aid Kit with manual.
  • Essential medicines and eyeglasses.
  • Copies of prescriptions and identification.
  • Non-perishable foods.
  • Utensils – can opener, knife, eating utensils.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Baby food & supplies.
  • Recent family photos for identification.
  • Credit card, and cash, bills and coins.
  • Basic tool kit, tape, gloves.
  • Drinking water, 3 gallons per person.
  • Chlorine Bleach/Water purification tablets.
  • Pen, pencil, paper.
  • Toys, playing cards, games, books.
  • Extra clothes, shoes, blankets.
  • Plastic bag & ties.
  • Plastic bucket with lid.
  • Toilet Paper.
  • Paper towels, plates, cups.
  • Pet food and supplies.
  • Extra car keys.

* Date and replace food, water, and batteries every 6 months.

* Check and update supplies annually.

First aid kit

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