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Meigs County Health Department Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Meigs County Health Department Emergency Operations plan was developed in conjunction with our partners at the Ohio Department of Health, Local Health Districts throughout Southeast Ohio and the Meigs County Emergency Management Agency.  The Meigs County Health Department is fully prepared to respond to all hazards, natural and man-made disasters, and disease outbreaks that may affect Meigs County or surrounding counties.

 

Download Meigs County Emergency Response Plan

The Meigs County Health Department Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Division works to develop plans to prevent, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. Partnerships have been developed with other county agencies that have been tasked with the responsibility of dealing with emergencies. These partners share expertise, equipment, and manpower in the mitigation of emergencies. Plans have been developed and are continually reviewed and updated that guide actions and responses to emergencies. Contact Shawn Cunningham at 740-992-6626 or shawn.cunningham@meigs-health.com for more information.

 

The Meigs County PHEP program is also tasked with maintaining two trailers which can be deployed during emergencies. The first trailer can be used as a mobile shot clinic, exam/first aid station, or command center. The second trailer holds a Blu-Med tent that is used as a 10 bed mobile hospital.

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To sign-up to receive emergency notifications and severe weather warnings through the Meigs County CodeRED system please follow the link below.

 

Sign-Up For CodeRED

Meigs County EMA/LEPC and The Meigs County Health Department are promoting special needs assistance during times of an emergency or disaster. Individuals wanting to participate in the program can complete a specific needs form which will be entered into secure database, that can only be accessed by first responder’s and emergency personnel to better serve Meigs County. If you are interested in the program please print the form from at the link below, fill it out, and return or mail it to the Meigs EMA, 41859 Pomeroy Pike Pomeroy, OH 45769.

 

Meigs EMA Special Needs Form

Do you want to be more prepared for an emergency? By completing the following suggestions you and your family can be more resilient in times of need.

Build a 72-Hour emergency kit. This kit should include a variety of supplies including food, water, and numerous other items which can be found at ready.gov/kit.

 

Build a first aid kit. This kit can go hand in hand with your 72-hour kit but is also important to have for everyday accident and injuries. For more information on building a first aid kit visit these great webpages: