Be Ready…Be Prepared

Click here for up to date information on how to prepare for hurricanes and keep aware of threatening weather.

Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.  Visit our website in the event of an emergency to locate up to date information and important announcements.

In the event of an Emergency, such as the recent H1N1 event, there are many things that you can do to be prepared. Preparing for the unexpected can be simple things such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan,  which will allow for you and your family to maintain stability during natural or man-made emergencies.

Differences among potential emergencies, will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learn more about potential emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate way to respond.

During the event of an Emergency, the Wilkes County Health Department will utilize this website to provide additional information, share emergency plans that have been created for your area, as well as information provided by the state and local governments.

Emergency preparedness is no longer the sole concern of those who live in areas of possible weather events, but rather for all Americans and all communities.

Click here to download a Basic Emergency Supply Kit Checklist

The following websites contain additional information on emergent events or ways to prepare your home and business
Ready.gov
Flu.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)