A large and small first aid kit

In case of an emergency

Lorain County Public Health prepares for emergencies like natural disasters, disease outbreaks, terrorist attacks, and more.

Sign up for Lorain County Emergency Alerts

  • Text, voice, and/or email emergency alerts.
  • Choose to get alerts from all of Lorain County, or your own city, village or township.
Emergency Supply'sBuild an Emergency Kit

Fill it with enough supplies so you and your family can live on it for at least 72 hours.

Some items to include:

Make a Family Communications Plan

Family members might not all be in the same place when a disaster strikes. Plan in advance:

  • How to get to a safe place
  • How to contact other family members
  • How to get back together with family members
  • What to do in different situations.

Check out this guide to create a family communications plan -click here.

Lightning StrikePlan for Natural Disasters and Weather

Lorain County may experience tornadoes, floods, extreme heat, winter storms, and extreme cold. Click below to learn how to prepare:

More Resources
  • Ready.Gov outlines plans for most situations.

Special guides:

To volunteer to help during an emergency, visit our Medical Reserve Corps page

Contact 440-322-6367 and ask to speak with a preparedness coordinator if you have any questions about preparedness, or would like more resources.