Emergency Preparedness and Response
What is a public health emergency?
An event, either natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public.
Types of Public Health Emergencies
- Extreme weather conditions and natural disasters
- Deliberate releases of biological and chemical agents or radiological threats
- Epidemics and pandemics of influenza and other communicable diseases
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Hot Topics
National Preparedness Month - #NatlPrep
Click Here for National Preparedness month information, activities and ways to take part!
Are you looking for a new and exciting volunteer opportunity?
Join Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (#OKMRC). OKMRC provides citizens training for swift response after a disaster strikes.
Help make a difference in your community today.To learn more about becoming an MRC volunteer click the logo below:
Prepare Your Family
Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs in an emergency. Make a family plan in advance and build a readiness kit. (Click the images below for more information from Ready.Gov).
Disaster & Flooding Resources
- After a Flood - Be Careful In Your Home
- After a Flood or Power Outage - Eat Safe Food
- After a Natural Disaster - Drink Safe Water
- What to Wear When Cleaning Up Debris & Household Waste
- Keep Children Safe During Disaster Cleanup
- Stay Cool After a Flood or Hurricane
- Driving Safely in Disaster Locations
- Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes
- 8 Tips to Clean Up Mold
- Keep Your Hands Clean