Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Natural Disasters: The goal of Lewis County Public Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through natural disaster is to have a plan to protect lives and health, as well as to outline a return to normalcy after any occurrences. From extreme heat, earthquakes, winter weather, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and tsunamis to power outages, we work with the public on setting forth plans of evacuation centers, food storage, safety for you and your pets, cleanup, and restoration. If you would like to learn more, contact our office, or you may also reference some interesting reading materials at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/educationalmaterials.asp

Bioterrorism : Public Health service providers are constantly reminded of the importance of vigilance, preparedness and rapid, effective response in the day-to-day delivery of essential health care services. Never before have those qualities taken on such an enormous challenge as that being posed by terrorism.

Lewis County Public Health, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health partners is working continuously on bioterrorism preparedness and response plans. Should there be a terrorist event that impacts the residents of our county, Lewis County Public Health and its response partners will be prepared to respond rapidly and effectively. Should you know of any information that might be helpful in identifying risks, please contact us immediately at 376-5453.

Useful link: CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response Site: www.bt.cdc.gov

For more information and any of our programs call 315-376-5453.