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Office of County Executive
Mark A. Hackel

Emergency Management - PreparednessKits

Preparedness Kits:

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:

OEMC - Disaster Preparedness for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs

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. 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule

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.

 

OEMC - National Weather Service Michigan Heat Awareness Day

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.

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