Develop a Disaster Plan
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Find out what kinds of disasters, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area and how you will be notified. The most common in Washington County has been flooding( floodingmaps, weather warnings ,River levels) ; winter storms and chemical accidents, but we could experience other types also. We at the health department recommend an “All Hazards” approach.
Methods of getting your attention vary from community to community. One common method is to broadcast via emergency radio and TV broadcasts. You might hear a special siren, or get a telephone call, or emergency workers may go door-to-door.
You may also want to inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to your neighbors about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.
Website for kids and disaster preparedness, a DHS website
Business, large or small should also have plans, such as Continuity of Operations
Emergency Management Be-Prepared Kit for Ohioans who have daily functioning needs.