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Public Health Preparedness

Florida Department of Health in Hernando County

Even though we cannot predict many natural disasters, accidents and deliberate acts of fear or terror, we can all take control of our personal preparedness. Preparedness includes making plans that will help keep ourselves, our families and businesses safer. Preparedness takes action, like putting together a disaster kit for use at home or in an evacuation. Pick meeting places and make sure contact information is updated. Know what you'll do in different situations. Past events show that the people who planned ahead and had supplies weathered these events better and recovered more quickly.

Day Care Disaster Guide 

The Disaster Day Care Guide is a toolkit for owners and operators of day care centers can use to access, improve and practice disasters preparedness and daily Safety at their facility.

Hurricane Special Needs Shelter 


Special Needs Shelter is set up during natural disasters when residents are encouraged or ordered to evacuate. It provides medical care to persons with physical or mental disabilities, or serious medical conditions that require observations, assessment, or maintenance and are not ill enough for hospitalization. A caregiver should accompany each person who has a medical or health care need.