Lake Cumberland District Health Department
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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.
A chemical emergency occurs when a hazardous chemical has been released and the release has the potential for harming people’s health. Chemical releases can be unintentional, as in the case of an industrial accident, or intentional, as in the case of a terrorist attack. Listed below are chemical agents that could be released into the environment. By clicking on them, you will be directed to fact sheets containing more information pertaining to each.
For further information, you may contact the agencies listed on the fact sheets.
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Listed below are common diseases and conditions, by clicking on them, you will be directed to fact sheets containing more information pertaining to each. There are both technical fact sheets that providers may use or fact sheets that may be distributed to parents/guardians/patients. For further information, you may contact the agencies listed on the fact sheets.
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather are natural events that threaten lives, property, and other assets. They tend to occur repeatedly in the same geographical locations because they are related to weather patterns or physical characteristics of an area. Natural Disasters and Severe Weather such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado, winter storms and windstorms affect thousands of people every year. We need to know what our risks are from natural hazards and take sensible precautions to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. Listed below are links to information for specific hazards that could affect our state and area.
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