Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency strikes. Each household should have a 72-hour emergency supply kit that is customized to meet family-specific needs. The kit should include essential items, such as a three-day supply of water and food, important family documents, and items that satisfy unique family needs. Include these basic items in your preparedness kit:
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs
Disasters can be particularly disruptive to the daily living of older adults and their caregivers. Chronic conditions that exist prior to an emergency can be exacerbated, equipment damaged or lost, and services or treatments interrupted, causing additional harm or stress. This webpage will introduce and connect you to key resources on disaster preparedness for older adults and our special needs population.
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule
On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation goes into effect on November 16, 2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 16, 2017.
Macomb County Sheriff’s Communication Center provides all emergency & non-emergency call taking and dispatching for:
The Heat Index (HI) is a measure of how hot the weather actually feels to the body based on air temperature and relative humidity. The values on the table below are calculated for shady locations. Exposure to full sun can increase heat index values by as much as 15°F. Strong winds, particularly those accompanying very hot, dry air, can be extremely hazard-ous, as wind increases heat to the body.
While springtime in Michigan has us yearning for such outdoor activities as gardening, swimming, boating, golf and baseball, it also brings with it a change in our weather patterns and a chance for severe weather that can be characterized by lightning, thunder, wind and rain.
SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe
weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing
timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.