Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness


Rapidly respond to public health emergencies through assessment and reduction of environmental health threats to human health.

Program Goals

  • Prevent communicable disease and contamination of food and water.
  • Develop and monitor environmental health information.
  • Inspect and control sanitation measures.
  • Ensure safe water and wastewater disposal.
  • Control disease vectors and potential epidemics.
  • Facilitate laboratory testing of food and water.
  • Inspect facilities and shelters.

Important Links

Environmental Health Emergency Response Manual
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (CDC's EHTER)
Flood - Cleanup Guide
Flood - Prevent Potential Health Problems
Food - Safety Tips for Snow Storm Affected Areas (USDA)
Food - Safety Tips During Power Outages (USDA)
Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)
Incident Command System (ICS) Resource Center (FEMA)
Mold Prevention After a Disaster (YouTube Video)
Ready Georgia
Water Interruption Brochure