Emergency Preparedness & Response
The Lewis County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program is dedicated to the education and betterment of the communities of Lewis County in steps that they can take to be better prepared, respond to and recover from any type of Public Health Emergency that may arise.
|Lewis County Public Health has an all-hazard plan in place and conducts exercises periodically to ensure we are prepared, as a community, to respond quickly and effectively to threats endangering the health of the citizens of Lewis County.||
Lewis County Public Health has the ability to set up Point of Distribution Sites also known as “PODS” in order to distribute countermeasures to disease and illness outbreaks.
|Volunteers are always needed both in Exercises and Real-Life events to assist with the implementation of response and recovery activities within the community||Education and Communication is the key to ensuring that community members are informed of strategies that they can implement to help reduce their risks in an emergency.|
Additional Preparedness Resources:
https://alert.ny.gov/ (Alerts within New York State)
https://www.ready.gov/ (Preparedness Website)
https://emergency.cdc.gov/protect.asp (CDC Preparedness Website)