Clay County Health Department


Preparing for Public Health Emergencies

Keeping North Carolinians Safe, Healthy, and Prepared

Do you have a family disaster plan?The world is a very different place now! Are you prepared for a public health emergency? What would you do if your community was affected by a bioterrorism or chemical terrorism attack, or an infectious disease outbreak? Do you have a family disaster plan? Do you have a disaster supply kit? Do you know what to do if asked to evacuate or shelter-in-place?

Public health workers across the state are planning, training, exercising, and preparing for a response to public health emergencies in North Carolina. The following information will help you and your family learn how to be more prepared for public health emergencies and how various agencies and individuals work together to help keep North Carolinians safe, healthy and prepared.

Disaster Supply Kits

Food and Water Storage Tips

Questions and Answers - What you need to know before a disaster strikes!

Clay County EMS - Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Bioterrorism Preparedness - Homeland Security Begins at Home

Clay County Medical Examiner


Get Involved - Volunteer and Prepare

The Role of Public Health

Emergency Management - Preparedness and Partnerships are Key

In Case of Crisis - School Plans, Help after Disaster Strikes, and Impact on Children

State-of-the-Art Lab - Disease Detectives

Other Helpful Links:

Prepare now for emergencies:

Ready America - Prepare. Plan. Stay informed.

Pandemic Influenza and Avian Influenza:

American Redcross:

Medical Reserve:

Clay County Health Department
P.O. Box 55
Hayesville, NC 28904

Phone: (828) 389-8052
Fax: (828) 389-8533


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