Prepare Yourself and Your Family for Any Disaster
Build a Kit
Disaster Behavioral Health
Children's Disaster Preparedness
Make a Plan
Preparedness for Individuals and Families
Special Needs Sheltering
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 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 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 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:
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
Symptoms and Complications
How Flu Spreads
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