The Lenawee County Health Department emergency preparedness program focuses on ensuring that we are prepared to respond to intentional or unintentional public health emergencies.
Preparedness Efforts Include
- Ensuring that we can provide medicine or vaccine to all citizens in a short time frame
- Controlling the spread of communicable diseases by investigating outbreaks, issuing quarantine orders (if necessary) and limiting public gatherings
- Ensuring that the water and food supplies remain safe
- Regulating sewage disposal systems to ensure that they are operated in a safe manner
- Communicating with the public about health risks
- Ensuring that public swimming pools, campgrounds, children's camps and bathing beaches remain safe for public use
- As needed, assist with the control and elimination of pest infestations
- Coordinate with the local animal control officer and local veterinarians on the safety of pets, livestock and companion animals
- Regulate the disposal of deceased animals
You can help! Sign up to volunteer in an emergency. The Michigan Volunteer Registry is used to register, notify, and inform individuals who are interested in volunteering in the event of a natural or public health emergency. Individuals of all abilities are welcome to sign up. Medical professionals are the most needed. Thank you!
Free Preparedness Calendar!
Download a free preparedness calendar from the American Public Health Association Get Ready Campaign! It features many adorable animals with great preparedness tips.
Emergency Preparedness for Kids!
Check out this fun pack of emergency preparedness activities for kids:
Emergency Preparedness Fun Pack
Emergency Preparedness Links
- American Red Cross
- Biological Agents
- Chemical Agents
- Emergency Preparedness and Response: A-Z Index
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Food Safety During Emergencies
- Michigan State Police Family Emergency Preparedness Guide (PDF)
- Natural Disasters
- Pandemic Flu
- Pets and Emergencies
- Power Outages, Topics Include:
- Avoid Carbon Monoxide
- Be Prepared for an Emergency
- Dangers of Gasoline Siphoning
- Extreme Heat and Cold
- First Aid for Electrical Shock
- Food Safety
- Impact of Power Outage on Vaccine Storage
- Power Line Hazards & Cars
- Safe Drinking Water
- Safety at Work During Power Recovery
- Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Resources