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Creating an Emergency Plan

Public Health Preparedness

  •  (850) 653-2111 ext. 6022


    (850) 653-9896

    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health Franklin County 

    139 12th Street 

    Apalachicola, Florida 32320 

Prepare Yourself and Your Family for Any Disaster

Prepare Yourself and Your Family for Any Disaster
Be Informed
Build a Kit
Disaster Behavioral Health
Children's Disaster Preparedness
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Special Needs Sheltering

Diseases and Other Threats
Our best defense against disasters is to have a well-informed and prepared public. The information and links below provide important information on what to do before, during and after public health emergencies.

General Emergency Preparedness
Disasters can strike at any time. There are steps you and your family can take to help minimize risks to known hazards. This Emergency Preparedness Guide PDF23_CHD_Gulf:programs-and-services/emergency-preparedness-and-response/make-an-emergency-plan/_documents/prepareguide-eng.pdf#Emergency Preparedness Guide will help you make a plan and get the right supplies.

Preparedness instructions and tips for pregnant women and new parents:

Also, visit www.floridadisaster.organd www.ready.govfor the latest information on preparing for disasters.

Natural Disasters

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