A public health emergency is defined as any event that has the potential to cause a significant impact on health, such as a naturally occurring infectious or contagious disease outbreak; extreme heat or cold, an earthquake, flood, or other natural disaster; or a terrorist attack using a biological agent or a chemical agent.
When disaster strikes, you want to be able to receive and share information with others. You may need to call 9-1-1 for assistance, locate friends or family, or let loved ones know that you are okay. Communications networks could be damaged, lose power, or become congested. Use this guidance to increase your communication awareness.
Tips for Communicating Before, During, & After Disasters »
Look here for emergency preparedness pocket guides, frequently asked questions (FAQs), publications, and information on agents, diseases, and other threats.
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Are you Prepared for 72 Hours?
Avian (Bird) Flu
Chemical Agent, Chemical Emergencies
Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide (English)
Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide (Spanish)
Family Emergency Plan
Power Outage Checklist
Radiological Agent, Radiation EmergencieS
Terrorism-Preparing for the Unexpected
Viral Hemmorrhagic Fever (VHF)