All-Hazards Disaster Preparedness
Making your own Disaster Supply Kits is relatively inexpensive and the items are easy to find. Once you take a look at the basic items needed during any number of disasters, then consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, seniors, or family members with special medical needs. Please remember to consider all-hazards when putting your Disaster Supply Kits together, consider hazards like Natural, Man-Made, and Technological. Start packing your kits today!
Public Health Hazard Preparedness Tips
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Remember that flu is still widespread and active in Georgia - it's not too late to get a flu shot. The best prevention against the flu is vaccination.