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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Disaster Preparedness and Response

Building community resilience and disaster preparedness through education and action.

Our mission is to prepare El Dorado County to effectively respond to public health threats by focusing on public health disaster planning, disease surveillance, detection and control, health risk communication, and public and health provider education and training services. Learn more

What's New in Disaster Preparedness and Response

Coronavirus - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Updated March 4, 2020
Visit El Dorado County Public Health's web page for the latest information on Coronavirus

Winter Weather Wisdom

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Take preventive action. It's your best defense against dealing with extreme cold weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and observing safety precautions, you and your family reduce the risk of weather-related health problems. 

Plan Ahead

  • Prepare your home and car for winter
  • Know your neighbors and include each other in your emergency planning. 
  • Update your emergency supply kits with warm clothing, food, water and medications.
  • Check weather and road conditions. Plan outdoor activities and travel accordingly.

Indoor and Outdoor Safety

  • Have a plan for power outages.
  • Heat your home safely.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Dress warmly, wear layers, stay dry.

Remember your Pets

  • Take extra precautions with pets and livestock.
  • Provide access to unfrozen water, adequate food and adequate shelter.
  • Bring your pets inside, if you are able, when temperatures reach unsafe levels. 
Artist: "Winter Wisdom" by Deprise Brescia