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Chatham County Public Health - Pandemic Influenza Plan

Chatham County Public Health Influenza Plan

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Community Notification Registration

Register your cell phone to receive emergency alerts.

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Earthquake

The historical record of earthquakes in the southeastern United States and Georgia makes it clear that earthquakes and their associated seismic hazards exist.

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Flooding

10 Facts that every Unincorporated Chatham County Resident should know.

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Hazardous Materials

A hazardous materials accident can occur anywhere. We have several companies which handle extremely hazardous chemicals While these chemicals are hazardous, they are likely to be handled in a safe manner. However, hazardous materials are transported on our roadways, railways and waterways daily, so any area is considered vulnerable to an accident.

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How to Hurricant-Proof Your Home

Whether you are evacuating from the area or sheltering in place, performing a general assessment of your home and making it hurricane-ready is always the best plan.

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Preparing for Winter Weather

Tips to prepare for cold weather.

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Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Do you know what to do in an active shooter situation? Take five minutes of your time and find out.

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School Safety

School safety and emergency planning for schools has moved to the forefront for many school districts and emergency agencies nationwide. Georgia Emergency Management is leading the way in school safety planning and training not only in Georgia but nationwide. CEMA is following that lead on the local level.

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Senior Citizens Preparedness Guide

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors and CaregiversNatural disasters are not fun at any age, but they can be especially traumatic for elderly adults Older adults may be frail or less mobile, which can cause additional challenges during an emergency event.

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Sheltering

The National Hurricane Center provides the general guidance that evacuees should "run from the water and hide from the wind"-- meaning that historically the storm surge is the most deadly threat from a hurricane.

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Siren Map

Chatham County Warning Siren System The Chatham County Warning Siren System is used to notify residents of danger within their community. Once heard, residents should go inside and listen to their radio or television for any advisories for their area.

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School Safety

School safety and emergency planning for schools has moved to the forefront for many school districts and emergency agencies nationwide. Georgia Emergency Management is leading the way in school safety planning and training not only in Georgia but nationwide. CEMA is following that lead on the local level.

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Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a website to educate Americans about the potential threat of terrorism. READY.GOV has instructions for several ways to make preparations for you and your loved ones.

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