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Preparedness is a Priority
Being prepared for disasters, natural or man-made, is a public health priority. Being prepared and knowing what to do will make all the difference when seconds count in an emergency. Here you can find information on how to prepare an emergency supply kit, develop family communications and emergency plans, stay informed during an emergency and get information about the various natural and man-made disasters that could occur in our area.
DPHN works with healthcare organizations and other agencies across our county to assist in preparedness education, identify community needs, and maximize existing preparedness resources and networks.
What can you do?
- Stay informed
- Practice good health habits – get immunized, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get enough rest
- Don’t spread germs – cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm and wash your hands often
- Stay away from sick people. If you are ill, stay away from others
- Have plans in place for yourself, your family, church, business or school in order to be prepared for and respond to emergency situations
Be Prepared For:
- General Info (CDC): Winter Weather Tips | Winter Weather Preparedness Checklists
- Heart Health (American Heart Association): Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Respiratory Diseases (American Lung Association): Cold Weather and Your Lungs
- Winter Weather and Kids (American Association of Pediatrics): Winter Safety Tips for Kids
- Travel in Winter Weather (National Weather Service): Winter Safety (emphasis on Travel)
- Winter Storm Preparedness (Red Cross | FEMA) : How to Prepare for Winter Storms | Snowstorms & Extreme Cold
- How to use the visibility index during wildfires: http://www.oregon.gov/deq/aq/Pages/Wildfires-Visibility.aspx
- Smoke and wildfires in Oregon: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
- Smoke and wildfires in California: http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com
- Wildfires and health threats from smoke: http://public.health.oregon.gov/Preparedness/Prepare/Pages/PrepareForWildfire.aspx
- OHA Smoke precautions Fact Sheet: https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/le8622.pdf
- OHA Air filter Fact Sheet: CleanAir_PDF
- Oregon Health Authority Algae Bloom Advisories: OHA Blue-Green Algae Bloom Advisories
- About harmful algae bloom: Oregon DEQ Harmful Algae Bloom Info; Toxic Algae Bloom Info from the Partnership for Umpqua Rivers