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Emergency Preparedness

What Does Public Health do in Emergencies?

State and local health departments must stand ready to handle many different types of emergencies that threaten the health and resilience of families, communities, and the nation. Having people who know what to do, and having the resources in place to allow them to do their jobs, saves lives.

Is Vermilion County Ready for a Disaster?

In 2018, The Vermilion County Health Department and the Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency conducted a Preparedness Survey for Vermilion County Residents.  The overall results, is that most residents do not have an emergency plan, emergency kits for their home or vehicle, or are unaware of their hazards.  See the results above!  It’s time to get prepared!!

Specific Hazards