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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Prepare Yourself

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Diseases and Other Threats
Our best defense against disasters is to have a well-informed and prepared public. The information and links below provide important information on what to do before, during and after public health emergencies.

General Emergency Preparedness
Disasters can strike at any time. There are steps you and your family can take to help minimize risks to known hazards. This Emergency Preparedness Guide PDF will help you make a plan and get the right supplies.

Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Access and Functional Needs - multiple resources from the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped about emergency preparedness.

Disaster Preparedness for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's - includes preparedness information to assist caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's plan for evacuation in the event of a disaster.

Disaster Preparedness Sheltering for Families of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - includes preparedness information to assist families and caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorder plan for sheltering in the event of a disaster.

Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Cancer - includes preparedness information to assist persons with cancer plan for sheltering and evacuation in the event of a disaster.

Disaster Preparedness for Persons on Dialysis - English and Spanish

Disaster Preparedness Checklist for Persons who are Electric Dependent - a checklist of preparedness information to assist persons who are electric dependent plan for a disaster.

Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Epilepsy - includes preparedness information to assist persons with epilepsy plan for evacuation in the event of a disaster.

Preparedness instructions and tips for pregnant women and new parents:
http://www.marchofdimes.com/news/2011-storm-season-dont-get-caught-unprepared-for-an-emergency.aspx

Respiratory Disaster Planning Information and Guide–includes preparedness planning information that can assist oxygen users in getting ready for and being prepared for evacuation in the event of a disaster.

Suggested Healthy Emergency Food—This website provides tips and items to consider when putting together your emergency food supplies.

Also, visit www.floridadisaster.org and www.ready.gov for the latest information on preparing for disasters.

Flu Season: Don't Get Caught

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Your commitment is essential in the prevention of flu for yourself and those you are in contact with. For more information visit CDC's website for the flu season at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/current.htm
Flu Basics
Symptoms and Complications
How Flu Spreads
Prevention—Flu Vaccine

Natural Disasters
Hurricanes
Floods
Tornadoes
Wildfires
Bioterrorism
Radiological

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