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Emergency Preparedness for Home and Business

Get Ready . . . Be Prepared at Home and Work

Ready.govAn emergency or disaster can occur at anytime and threaten the health and safety of you and your family. Taking these three simple steps below can make a big difference in ensuring your family's safety and well-being. WE URGE YOU TO START TODAY! Click the links below to begin:

BE INFORMED - What to do before, during, and after an emergency

MAKE A PLAN - Prepare, plan, and stay informed for emergencies

BUILD A KIT - Build a kit to be prepared for disasters

GET INVOLVED - Find opportunities to support community emergency preparedness

READY MULTILINGUAL WEBPAGE -  These webpages help people with limited Enligh poficiency levels to receive important life sustaining and life-saving information when disasters strike. Languages


Prepare Your Health

There are many reasons to prepare your health for an emergency. They start with your family and friends and extend to your neighbors and community at large. But most Americans do not have supplies set aside or plans in place to protect themselves or their family's health and safety in the event of a natural disater, a power outage, or a flu pandemic.

The good news is that it is never too late to prepare for a public health emergency. You can take actions, make healty choices, and download free resources to help you prepare for, adpat to, and cope with adversity.

Learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies then share what you've learned with others to help build resilient communities. Prepare Your Health.


In an emergency, Clayton County residents may be required to evacuate or stay in their homes. Listed below are some items that should be stocked in your home for emergency situations. 

Sheltering items

  • One gallon of water per person, per day- Plan for at least 3 days!
  • Non-perishable food supply (foods that are easy to store and carry, nutritious and ready-to-eat!)
  • Manual can opener
  • Non-perishable food for pets
  • A duffel bag with the following items:
    • First Aid Kit
    • Prescription medicines (list of medicines and dosages, list of allergies), extra eyeglasses, medical insurance cards
    • Extra set of keys
    • Cash and credit cards
    • Personal hygiene supplies
    • Phone numbers of local and non-local relatives or friends
  • Battery-powered radio and flashlight (with extra batteries for each)
  • Cell phone and charger

Our office can also assist you with developing an emergency plan for your family, organization, or business.

For more information about home, business, and children's emergency preparedness planning, please visit any of the recommended Web sites lists below:

Health Links

Live Healthy Georgia (http://www.livehealthygeorgia.org/)

My Pyramid Tracker (http://ww1.mypyramid.org/tracker.php)

Disaster Mental Health (http://www.georgiadisaster.info/)

Healthfinder (http://healthfinder.gov/)

American Cancer Society Prevention & Early Detection (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/ped_1.asp)

American Heart Association HeartHub for Patients (http://www.hearthub.org/)

American Lung Association (http://wwwlungsa.org/)

Starlight Children's Foundation (http://www.starlight.org/)

Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services (http://dfcs.georgia.gov/location/clayton-county)

Emergency Preparedness Links

Ready America (https://www.ready.gov/)

Ready Georgia (https://www.ready.gov/georgia)

Ready Clayton County (https://www.ccfes.org/ready-clayton/)

Red Cross (https://www.redcross.org/)

Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/index.html)

Clayton Emergency Management (https://www.ccfes.org)

Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheets on Specific Bioterrorism Agents (https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/agentlist.asp?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Femergency.cdc.gov%2Fbioterrorism%2Ffactsheets.asp)

Environmental Health Links

Georgia Department of Human Resources (https://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health)

Clayton County Water Authority (https://www.ccwa.us/)

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Proctection Division (EPD) (https://epd.georgia.gov/)

Environmental Protection Agency (https://www.epa.gov/)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/)

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNGWPD) (https://northgeorgiawater.org/)

Clayton County Community Services Authority (https://www.claytoncountycsa.org/)

Conserve Water Georgia (https://site.extension.uga.edu/water/)

Contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness for assistance with developing your plans to assist your business in continuing operations during a public health emergency (also known as a continuity of operations plan or COOP). For additional information, contact Helen Garrett at (678) 610-7471 or helen.garrett@dph.ga.gov.


Clayton County Board of Health
Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
1 Crown Center  1895 Phoenix Blvd, Suite 400 College Park, GA 30297
Phone: (678) 610-7467 Fax: (770) 603-4874
E-mail: freddie.dugger@dph.ga.gov