Emergency Preparedness

Severe Weather Reminders

Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today!

With the unpredictable weather patterns we experience in the Midwest, it makes sense to make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community.

The Midwest comes with the possibility of severe weather in the form of snow, ice or thunder storms, floods, high winds, or a combination of any of the above. Make sure your home and family are ready to respond by being aware and making a plan. The following links have useful information to help you prepare.

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Epidemiological Surveillance

Epidemiologists search for the causes and factors that influence the occurrence of diseases or other health-related events in the population. Public health can be directly influenced by the awareness of the community to potential health threats and knowledge about prevention methods, symptoms, and controls.

The Center for Disease Control and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will issue health alerts on related events. Other links from that site provide information about specific biological, chemical and nuclear terrorism agents and preparedness techniques for the general public, medical and public health professionals, laboratory professionals and emergency response planners.

Not all disease threats come from terrorist activity. The health department has experts in the control, prevention, and treatment of these and other contagious diseases.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services provides Health Alerts, Advisories and Updates about the control, treatment, and updated spread of communicable diseases throughout the state on a weekly basis.