Lake Cumberland District Health Department - Services | Disaster Preparedness | Emergency/DisastersEmergency/Disasters

Emergency Preparedness requires attention to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard.


In the wake of recent hurricanes, tornados, acts of terrorism and the threat of pandemic influenza, the possibility of a public health emergency is real. Taking actions to be prepared for unexpected events helps people deal with disasters much more effectively when they do occur. Being informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate ways to respond to them will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take.