In recent years several major emergency events have increased the importance of
personal preparedness. Emergencies, whether man made or natural, often occur without
warning. While officials are responding to the larger event they may not be able
to respond to individual needs. You may be required to shelter in your current place
or even leave familiar surroundings. The key to managing yourself in an emergency
is to have a plan and prepare for emergencies before they happen.
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Ready or Not?
When disaster hits, Texans need to be ready. Use our online resources to build your
plan - including family strategies, handy checklists, and special needs considerations
for people with disabilities, the elderly and pets. Texas Department of State Health
DFW Get the Plan
The public health departments in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties have
come together to make a plan to keep metroplex residents safe during a public health
emergency. There are ways you can help. Stay Put. Stay Calm. Stay Tuned to your
local news and this website for information about what to do to keep yourself and
family safe during a public health emergency. One of our most critical jobs during
a public health emergency may be to get medication distributed quickly to a large
number of people. This website will provide you with information on when and where
medications would be available throughout the metro area. You may also elect to
sign up for alert messages that would be sent directly to your cell phone in a public
health emergency. A Cooperative Effort with Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant Counties.