Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness information for a natural disaster that can occur, such as a winter storm, tornado, flood or earthquake can be obtained by contacting the health department.

The signs of heat exhaustion include:
  • a headache.
  • dizziness and confusion.
  • loss of appetite and feeling sick.
  • excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin.
  • cramps in the arms, legs and stomach.
  • fast breathing or pulse.
  • a high temperature of 38C or above.
  • being very thirsty.
You or someone else have any signs of heatstroke:
  • feeling unwell after 30 minutes of resting in a cool place and drinking plenty of water.
  • not sweating even while feeling too hot.
  • a high temperature of 40C or above.
  • fast breathing or shortness of breath.
  • feeling confused.
  • a fit (seizure)
  • loss of consciousness.
  • not responsive.

Missouri Department of Public Safety SEMA (State Emergency Management Agency) offers information regarding preparedness in an emergency. Please copy and paste the link provided below in your browser to be directed to SEMA website for important information.


Current information on Bio-Terrorism may be obtained by contacting the following number and websites.