Emergency Preparedness and Response

Ready. Set. Prepare. 

The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with disasters of all sorts much more effectively when they do occur.

The Morgan County Health Department strongly urges every family in Morgan County  to prepare for an emergency before an event occurs. You can be prepared by having an emergency kit ready for any emergency that may affect our country to protect you and your loved ones.

In the event of a natural disaster or man-made emergency event in Morgan County, listen to your local radio or television stations for information. All county agencies will be working together to assure that all residents are safe.

Morgan County Health Department:    217-245-5111

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department:  911

Morgan County Director of Emergency Management :   217-479-4616 

24 Hour Emergency RESPONSE Number


Through collaboration with other local agencies and volunteers, the Emergency Preparedness and Response program assures readiness in the case of a public health related emergency.