Family Preparedness

Gloucester County is susceptible to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, earthquakes, forest fire and man-made disasters.  The Gloucester County Department of Health has developed and tested plans to respond to public health emergencies.   However, the success of any response will depend on you.

While you may not be able to prevent a disaster, you can prepare for it.

Below is a list of websites you can visit for information regarding preparedness.  Use the information in these resources to develop a family plan so you are better prepared!

American Red Cross

Get the facts you need — before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation. As the nation's preeminent preparedness and safety training organization, the American Red Cross developed the following emergency-specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.

American Red Cross Information - Click Here

NJ Emergency Preparedness

New Jersey’s Department of Health has made it a priority to strengthen our state’s health care infrastructure to prepare for any public health emergency, whether an act of terrorism, natural disaster, or an emerging infectious disease.  You can participate in this preparation. We can work together to meet the needs of our state and our communities for efficient and effective emergency preparedness action plans.  There are simple steps we can all take to get ready for any emergency.

Ready Together New Jersey - A Public Health Guide to Emergency Planning

Medical Needs Sheltering Checklist

Preparing an Emergency Kit Checklist


The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) supports citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for natural and man-made emergencies.

FEMA Preparedness Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives