Emergency Preparedness

Calloway County Health Department staff is involved in the emergency preparedness function in the county by working in cooperation with emergency management and other agencies. The extent of involvement for the health department will depend upon the type of emergency that may occur. For example, the health department will play a major role in the case of a pandemic influenza outbreak.

Calloway County Health Department supports the promotion and practice of the public’s responsibility for personal emergency preparedness. By creating an emergency kit for your home and car, you will begin the important steps of taking care of yourself and your family. The following link provides a list of recommended items for your emergency kit:

http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/checklist3.pdf

One of the most important and simple ways of preventing any infectious disease is HANDWASHING. Please click on this link to learn more about this highly effective personal safety tool: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/handwashingFAQ.htm

Code Red

The CodeRED© program is designed to automatically notify Calloway County citizens in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. These notifications include severe weather warnings, evacuation notices, bioterrorism alerts, boil water advisories, and missing child reports.

This program is provided at no direct cost to you and you can designate which type of alerts you want to receive and select the type of notification method. Notifications can be sent to businesses and homes through telephone, cell phones, text messages, or electronic mail.

The purpose of the CodeRED© program to notify the citizens of Calloway County of any situation that could impact their safety, property, or welfare.

To register for the CodeRED© notifications, go to www.callowaycounty-ky.gov and click on CodeRED©.



Severe Weather Preparedness

DON'T PANIC, BE PREPARED!

Are you prepared if your family had to quickly evacuate your home or if the electricity and water were not available for several days?

There are three key things to do to make sure that your family is ready to respond to an emergency:

1. Build An Emergency Supply Kit
2. Make A Plan
3. ​Be Informed