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Emergency Preparedness

The Washtenaw County Health Department is working to protect your health in the event of an emergency. You can help by taking care of your health and preparing ahead of time.

How do I get emergency information from local public health?

Jump Start Your Preparedness Plans

Disasters can happen at any time. Severe weather, accidents or hazardous materials have the potential to harm almost any home, school or business. Are you prepared? Start today with these resources:

Stay Informed

The Washtenaw County Health Department is responsible for protecting your health in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. Such an outbreak could happen naturally, or as the result of bioterrorism. Understand the potential threats and how to protect yourself.


Are you willing to help during a health emergency? General and medical volunteers will be needed. Learn more.

Contact Us

Want more information about Washtenaw County's preparedness activities? Or to request a presentation or educational materials contact our Public Health Preparedness Administrator - Cindra James

Dispense Medicines in an Emergency
If a disease outbreak required dispensing medicines to the entire population, would your clients, residents or employees be able to access a public dispensing site?  Or would they be better served if you organization provided emergency dispensing services? Learn more about protecting your employees or clients and keeping your business running during a health crisis. Contact Cindra James for more information.

In an emergency, help may not reach everyone quickly.
Be prepared. Have a plan and supplies.



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