Emergencies are part of life. Fire, police and emergency medical services may be delayed in a natural disaster or unable to respond. Whether tornadoes, flooding, winter storms or an act of terrorism, emergencies can occur quickly and without warning. Although we cannot prevent natural disasters, there we can prepare for them.
There are three simple steps you can take:
Learn about the hazards that can affect your community, and learn how to obtain information about current weather and road conditions.
Build a kit.
Your emergency supply kit should have everything you need to sustain you and your family for 3-5 days.
Make a plan.
Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster is key. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do.
For more information on preparing your family and printable lists to ensure your family's safety during a possible disaster, such as flooding, tornado, etc., visit these websites:
Flooding & Tornado
For information on how to prepare for some of Iowa’s most common natural disasters, please click the appropriate link below.
Numerous trainings are offered throughout the year in regards to disaster preparedness. Please refer to
Preparedness for Business
Fayette County Public Health encourages businesses of all sizes to create a business continuity plan. Business continuity plans aren't just for disasters. Having a plan can often ensure what you can't insure - that your organization can continue to function when the unexpected happens. Regardless of the source or what may cause an interruption to your organization's ability to function, developing a business continuity process and plan simply maximizes your ability to continue operations with minimal disruptions or downtime.
Here are numerous disaster preparedness resources for your business: