Disaster & Emergency Management

The Health Center is a charter member of the Cape Girardeau county Emergency Management Action Committee and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).The Health Center is proactive in prevention, response and recovery from disease outbreaks, natural disaster, mass causalities, and bioterrorism.  This is accomplished through planning and training exercises, and working with our community partners and first responders.

A winter storm could confine your family at home. A tornado, earthquake, flood, unpredicted wind storm, or other disaster could cut off basic services (gas, water, electricity, and telephone) for days.

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. In the event of a widespread disaster it, most likely, would be days. You must plan ahead!

This pamphlet is a guide to help you prepare for a natural disaster. Click below to read our online pamphlet