Emergency Preparedness

Healthy Acadia is committed to promoting emergency preparedness efforts across Downeast Acadia, helping communities prepare for disasters, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, ice storms, extended power outages, and other emergencies.

Healthy Acadia plays a role through the following initiatives:

• Local Action Teams, including the MDI Emergency Preparedness Team
• Collaborative efforts with the Maine Center for Disease Control
• As a member of the Maine Public Health Association

If there were an emergency, would you be ready?

To best prepare for an emergency, follow these steps:

  • Make or get an emergency kit, including water and food supplies. Click here for a list of recommended supplies. You can also purchase an Emergency Preparedness Kit in a variety of locations in the region. For more information, contact us at info@healthyacadia.org
  • Make a plan for emergency contact communication, in case family and friends are separated during a disaster.
  • Be informed by checking media for global, national and local information.
  • Get involved by taking response training such as first aid, or by volunteering to support local first responders.

Resources:
APHA has several videos with preparedness tips: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/videos.htm

American Public Health Association’s Get Ready Campaign: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/newsite.htm

Preparedness Information for People with Disabilities: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/disabilities.htm

Emergency Stockpile Recipes – recipes that can be easily made without refrigeration or cooking: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/RecipeContest.htm

Flu Near You – this online surveillance tool tracks influenza activity in your area: https://flunearyou.org/

 

For more information, contact:
Elsie Flemings at elsie@healthyacadia.org

Vision
All our communities are well prepared for potential disasters or hazards, with strong coordination among organizations, and with community members who are ready, informed and involved.
Contact Healthy Acadia at info@healthyacadia.org for information on how to purchase one of these Emergency Preparedness kits.