Types of Disasters
Natural Disasters / H1N1 Pandemic / Terrorism
While several of the natural disasters listed sections are not common to Henry County, the information provided about them may be helpful when making travel plans to places where such events might occur. The following links will take you to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's site, which offers advice for responding to specific natural disasters.
- Extreme Heat
- Landslide and Debris Flow (Mudslide)
- Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
The H1N1 Flu has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. Citizens are encouraged to stay informed and get the vaccination to protect themself. Please visit this website to get the most up to date information and the most accurate information: www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
The following links provide more information on epidemics, pandemics and immunization:
- Virginia Dept. of Health Pandemic Flu Information
- United States Pandemic Flu Information
- World Health Organization
For Americans, preparedness must now account for human-caused disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being ready and may make all the difference when seconds count. The following links will take you to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's READYAmerica website, which offers advice for responding to specific terrorist threats.