Preparedness

Public health threats are always present. Whether caused by natural, accidental, or intentional means, these threats can lead to the onset of public health incidents. Being prepared to prevent, respond to, and rapidly recover from public health threats is critical for protecting and securing the health of our community (Centers for Disease Control, [CDC] 2016).

The Winnebago County Health Department has a full-time Preparedness Specialist that works on community preparedness planning, staff training, and collaborating with regional agencies. Email our Preparedness Specialist. Learn more about Winnebago's partnership on preparedness and emergency response in this video.

Get Alerts for Winnebago Emergencies

Register your cell phone or email address to get emergency alerts, a program implemented by Winnebago County Emergency Management and the Sheriff's Office.

Register here.

Weather radios can provide valuable warnings at home. Need a weather radio?  

Prepare & Respond (Ready.Gov Resources)
Local Utility Outage Maps 
Severe Weather

Obtain a copy of the Residential Guide to Emergency Preparedness at the Winnebago County Health Department.  The guide is prepared by the Winnebago County Local Emergency Planning Commitee (LEPC).