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Emergency Preparedness

Do you know what to do in an emergency situation?

There are steps that you can take to prepare not only yourself but your family as well in an emergency situation.

  • Build an emergency supply kit for your home, vehicle, and workplace.
    • Basic Disaster Supply Kit Recommendations:
      • Water. (1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 7 days.)
      • Food. (At least a 7-day supply of non-perishable food.)
      • Battery powered or hand crank radio.
      • Flashlight
      • First Aid Kit
      • Dust mask
      • Extra batteries
      • Duct tape
      • Moist towelettes
      • Garbage bags
      • Wrench or pliers
      • Can opener
      • Local maps
    • Click here for additional items to include in your emergency supply kit
  • Develop a Family Emergency Plan
    • Click here to learn how and make a Family Emergency Plan
  • Be informed on what might happen and what you should do.

Here are some helpful links and resources to become more informed and prepared in an emergency:

For Carroll County:

CCGHD prepares Carroll County by having in place a countywide emergency plan that helps coordinates, police, fire, medical and emergency responses.  Click on the above plan to review our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).  Please submit your comments on the EOP to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives.

Some specific hazards include:

  • Bio-terrorism
  • Chemical Emergencies
  • Radiation Emergencies
  • Mass Casualties
  • Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

View more topics and information from the CDC