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The Washtenaw County Health Department is working to protect your health in the event of an emergency. You can help by taking care of your health and preparing ahead of time.
How to Get Emergency Information from Local Public Health
- Visit the Health Department website
- Use the Emergency Alert System
- Call the Health Department at 734-544-6700
- Call 211 or referrals or updates
- Register for official alerts from the Everbridge notification system
- Find us on Facebook or Twitter
- Listen to local radio stations:
- WEMU 89.1 FM
- WWWW 102.9 FM
- WQKL 107.1 FM
- WTKA 1050 AM
- WLBY 1290 AM
Jump Start Your Preparedness Plans
Disasters can happen at any time. Severe weather, accidents or hazardous materials have the potential to harm almost any home, school or business. Are you prepared? Start today with these resources:
- Washtenaw County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Checklist (PDF)
- Ready Website - Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. (Available in multiple languages)
- Michigan Prepares
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Children and Disasters
The Washtenaw County Health Department is responsible for protecting your health in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. Such an outbreak could happen naturally, or as the result of bioterrorism. Understand the potential threats and how to protect yourself.
Are you willing to help during a health emergency? General and medical volunteers will be needed. Learn more about becoming a volunteer on our Volunteer in an Emergency page.
Health Emergency Response Coalition
Learn about the Health Emergency Response Coalition.
Want more information about Washtenaw County's preparedness activities? Or to request a presentation or educational materials contact Kimberly Collom our Emergency Preparedness Manager.
In an emergency, help may not reach everyone quickly. Be prepared. Have a plan and supplies.
Dispense Medicines in an Emergency
If a disease outbreak required dispensing medicines to the entire population, would your clients, residents or employees be able to access a public dispensing site? Or would they be better served if you organization provided emergency dispensing services? Learn more about protecting your employees or clients and keeping your business running during a health crisis. Contact Kimberly Collom for more information.