Preparedness in Your Home

Preparedness in Your Home


Planning and preparing for a pandemic influenza is just as important as preparing for other types of emergencies and disasters. Emergencies and disasters can happen quickly, and without warning at anytime. Some emergencies may force you to evacuate or confine you to your home. Local officials and emergency responders will be on scene in an emergency and may not be immediately available to everyone.

You will not always know where you or your family will be when a disaster strikes. Taking additional steps now to prepare for any potential emergency or disaster will help your family cope during an emergency.

Family Disaster Plan

You can prepare yourself and your family in advance by creating your own Family Disaster Plan, you should put together an all-hazards disaster preparedness kit for you and your family.
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Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit

By assembling supplies you might need in an evacuation or if you are confined to your home. Store them in an easy-to-carry container, such as a backpack or duffle bag.
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Extreme Cold

A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety, from the CDC.
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Are you Red Cross Ready?

Students and staff from the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) created this video in American Sign Language (ASL) to help the American Red Cross Willamette Chapter in Salem, Oregon reach more people in the community.

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upcoming events



Oct 208:30am
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

The next Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 8:30am at 707 N. Armstrong Pl, Boise The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

May 16 10:00am - 2:00pm
FREE HEALTH SCREENING

Make your health a priority and attend a free health screening event! Screenings consist of a single finger poke to run a full lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Glucose) and an A1C test. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and participants will leave with a copy of their results. Know your numbers – Get Screened! No appointment necessary, at the Mountain Home Library.