DOH Leon Marks Nationwide Preparedness Month in September | Florida Division of Well being in Leon – Leon County Well being Division
DOH Leon Acknowledges Nationwide Preparedness Month in September
DOH Leon Observes Nationwide Preparedness Month
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Division of Well being in Leon County (DOH Leon) joins native, state, and federal emergency response companions in observing Nationwide Preparedness Month. The U.S. Division of Homeland Safety has designated September as National Preparedness Month to lift consciousness in regards to the significance of getting ready for disasters and emergencies that would occur at any time. In Leon County and throughout the nation, this yr’s marketing campaign facilities on the significance of planning with the theme “A Lasting Legacy: Put together for disasters to create an enduring legacy for you and your loved ones.”
“We encourage everybody to be proactive; there are a lot of actions that folks can take to extend their readiness,” mentioned Brandi Knight, MPH, DOH Leon Well being Administrator. “Taking steps akin to signing up for native alerts in your smartphone, safeguarding and documenting your valuables and necessary papers, growing an emergency communication and evacuation plan, and creating an emergency provide package can go a good distance in getting ready for any scenario.”
Some objects you could need to embrace in your emergency provide package are:
- Water (no less than one gallon a day per individual);
- Non-perishable packaged or canned meals (sufficient for no less than 3 to 7 days);
- Any vital medicine (sufficient for 2 weeks);
- Written directions for care and medicine (together with medicine dosages, an inventory of medical units you employ and an inventory of your docs);
- First assist package;
- Flashlights with further batteries;
- Pet care objects (together with any pet medicines); and
- Different necessary paperwork (saved in a water-resistant container).
DOH Leon helps all emergency preparation efforts by our key companions at Leon County Authorities. “We work year-round with native, state and federal companions to arrange our group for disasters,” mentioned Kevin Peters, Leon County Director of Emergency Administration. “But it surely’s necessary for households to have a plan too. People can get ready by planning, constructing a catastrophe provide bucket, and staying knowledgeable by signing as much as obtain Leon County Emergency Alerts.”
To assist Leon County residents be ready for disasters, the County launched the 2022 Disaster Survival Guide and launched the Leon Ready webpage, a hub of sources to assist people, their household, and their neighborhood put together for disasters. Choose up a duplicate of the Catastrophe Survival Information at your nearest Leon County Public Library location.