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Emergency Preparedness for Home and Business

Get Ready . . . Be Prepared at Home and Work

Ready.govAn emergency or disaster can occur at anytime and threaten the health and safety of you and your family. Taking these three simple steps below can make a big difference in ensuring your family's safety and well-being. WE URGE YOU TO START TODAY! Click the links below to begin:

BE INFORMED - What to do before, during, and after an emergency

MAKE A PLAN - Prepare, plan, and stay informed for emergencies

BUILD A KIT - Build a kit to be prepared for disasters

GET INVOLVED - Find opportunities to support community emergency preparedness

In an emergency, Clayton County residents may be required to evacuate or stay in their homes. Listed below are some items that should be stocked in your home for emergency situations. 

Sheltering items

  • One gallon of water per person, per day- Plan for at least 3 days!
  • Non-perishable food supply (foods that are easy to store and carry, nutritious and ready-to-eat!)
  • Manual can opener
  • Non-perishable food for pets
  • A duffel bag with the following items:
    • First Aid Kit
    • Prescription medicines (list of medicines and dosages, list of allergies), extra eyeglasses, medical insurance cards
    • Extra set of keys
    • Cash and credit cards
    • Personal hygiene supplies
    • Phone numbers of local and non-local relatives or friends
  • Battery-powered radio and flashlight (with extra batteries for each)
  • Cell phone and charger

Our office can also assist you with developing an emergency plan for your family, organization, or business.

For more information about home, business, and children's emergency preparedness planning, go to:

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Contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness for assistance with developing your plans to assist your business in continuing operations during a public health emergency (also known as a continuity of operations plan or COOP). For additional information, contact Helen Garrett at (678) 610-7471 or helen.garrett@dph.ga.gov.


Clayton County Board of Health
Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
1 Crown Center  1895 Phoenix Blvd, Suite 400 College Park, GA 30297
Phone: (678) 610-7467 Fax: (770) 603-4874
E-mail: freddie.dugger@dph.ga.gov