Public Health Preparedness
Why is it important to be prepared?
There are specific steps you can take to prepare for the unexpected and reduce the stress you may feel now and later should another emergency or disaster arise. This preparedness portion of the Cleveland County Health Department’s website provides information you need to prepare for and appropriately respond to a public health emergency or disaster.
What should you do to prepare?
*You and your family may not be together when disaster strikes
*Have your plan set. Go here for information on making your plan.
*Learn the ways you would get information. Local radio and television stations voluntarily give broadcast time to alert the public when threats become imminent. Such valuable information aids in saving lives, reducing injuries and lessening the impact on property.
*Visit the CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response website for up-to-date information on numerous preparedness topics
In the event of a public health emergency or disaster
*Check back soon*
Important Phone Numbers
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer (medical or non-medical) in the case of a public health emergency or disaster in Cleveland County may register on the North Carolina State Registry of Volunteers (SERVNC). Once you have entered the SERVNC website, simply click on “Register Now” and complete the requested registration information.