Coastal Health District

Emergency Preparedness

A Guide for Residents with Functional and Medical Needs (formerly referred to as "special medical needs")

Evacuations are almost never easy, but for people with functional or medical needs, getting to safety can be extremely difficult. That's why the Coastal Health District wants you to be prepared. Find out more about our Functional and Medical Needs Registry and how you can apply. Read More

About Ebola: Information for the General Public

What is Ebola? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Currently, the outbreak of Ebola is mainly in West Africa although on September 30, 2014, CDC confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. On October 12, 2014, a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the above mentioned patient tested positive for Ebola. Click HERE for more information on cases diagnosed in the U.S. Click HERE for information on Ebola from the Georgia Department of Public Health including guidance for colleges and universities; EMS professionals; schools (K-12); and healthcare providers and laboratory workers. In addition to the guidance, those groups can reach out to the Coastal Health District epidemiologist at 912-644-5232 for additional information. Quick Facts about Ebola Coastal Health District Ebola Fact Sheet Read More

Amateur Radio Group

During an emergency, the Coastal Health District may use amateur radio operators to help relay critical safety and emergency response information. Read More

Disaster Planning Videos

The following videos have been created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and provided through the Disaster Resistant Communities Group (DRCG) to educate the general public on how to prepare for a disaster. Read More

Emergency Medical Services Program

The Coastal Health District's EMS program is responsible for the licensing and regulation of ambulance, medical first responder and neonatal transport services; certifying and re-certifying emergency medical technicians and paramedics; and approving and monitoring EMS training programs. Read More

Emergency Preparedness Guide

This guide will help you and your family be prepared if ever faced with an emergency. Read More

Emergency Preparedness Instructions for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Emergencies can happen any time, any place. We all need to know what to do in order to prepare for a natural or man-made disaster. Read More

Emergency Preparedness Links

There are a lot of great resources to help you, your family, your business, and your school prepare for emergencies. We've put some of our favorite links in one place to help you access the information you need. Read More

Emergency Preparedness Resources from

The Department of Homeland Security offers many resources for families to help them prepare for a wide variety of emergency situations. Download a few of our favorite brochures and guides! Read More

Hurricane Preparedness

Residents throughout the Coastal Health District are encouraged to create a personal emergency preparedness plan that can be put into action should disaster strike. Georgia has been lucky when it comes to hurricanes but eventually, that luck will run out. When it does, will you be ready? Read More

Important Information for Medical Device Users

As a home medical device user, it is important that your device works during a power outage and that you have a plan in place to ensure you know what to do. This booklet will help you have an established plan to obtain and organize your medical device information, take necessary actions so that you can continue to use your device, have the necessary supplies for the operation of your device, and know where to go or what to do during a power outage. Read More

Preparing for a Bioterrorism Attack

Bioterrorism attacks can happen at any time. Make sure your family has a plan. Read More

Tornado Resources

Tornadoes can emerge quickly and without much warning. They can also devastate a community. Read More