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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Preparedness 

The Florida Department of Health in Lake (FLDOH-Lake) is the lead agency for Emergency Support Function 8 (Health and Medical). FLDOH-Lake is tasked with staffing Special Needs Shelters in Lake County as well as having a representative present at the Emergency Operations Center during natural or man-made disasters.

Prepare Yourself and Your Family for Any Disaster. There are steps you and your family can take to help minimize risks to known hazards. The links provided here will provide information on what to do before, during and after public health emergencies.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)  

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is proud to sponsor the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Lake County. The MRC is intended to augment local community and state-level health and medical services utilizing pre-identified, trained and credentialed healthcare professionals and medical support staff to respond to a natural or man-made disaster as well as public health emergency. In addition, MRC volunteers may be called upon to work on specific community health projects or initiatives.