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Iredell County Public Health Department

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Preparedness in Iredell County
Health Care Providers should immediately call the Iredell County Department if they suspect a serious or life-threatening communicable disease at 704-878-5300.


What is the mission of the Public Health emergency preparedness?
The mission of the Iredell County Public Health Emergency  Preparedness program is to provide organized and quick responses during disasters and emergencies. Public Health emergencies can include natural events (flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.) and planned acts (like the use of weapons for mass destruction and bioterrorism). The Emergency Preparedness program   provides services such as education, training and information on public health emergencies.

Do you live in the Emergency Planning Zones (EPZ) for McGuire Nuclear Power Plant?

View the Map Here

To learn how to get Potassium Iodide (KI) pills to prepare for nuclear emergencies call 704-761-2487.

Bioterrorism What is Bioterrorism?
Bioterrorism is a different type of terrorism. It involves the use of organisms for the purpose of spreading potentially deadly illnesses, viruses and infections.  Bioterrorism is the illegal use of microorganisms or toxins to cause death or sickness in humans, animals, or plants. This is done to create fear, cause injury and/or death, and to threaten governments and communities.

What does Public Health do to prepare for disasters and emergencies?
Public Health has an important role in preparedness and response. Public Health response includes recognizing the disease and stopping and preventing the spread of disease.  During outbreaks the department may set up dispensing sites to pass out medications and provide information to the community on ways to avoid catching the illness.

In the event of a disaster or emergency, the Iredell County Public Health Department has emergency procedures to help protect the community. These procedures include sharing information with the public on ways residents can protect themselves, and agreements with specific local   agencies to set up medication clinics, as necessary.  Finally, the Iredell County Public Health Department participates as a member of the emergency response community to work collaboratively on any public health emergency.

Anthrax Botulism
Smallpox Tularemia
Plague Radiation Emergencies &
Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets
What is the Strategic National Stockpile? Emergency Planning Zone Map for McGuire Nuclear Power Plant
General Information Schools
Frequently Asked Questions Businesses
How you can be prepared Health Care Providers
H1N1 flu How to wash your hands
Faith Based Communities Pandemic Flu Supply Checklists
How you can be prepared Businesses
Older Americans Schools
People with Disabilities & Special Needs Pets
Kids Emergency and Disaster Kits
Faith Based Communities
(this links to a separate publication file)
Iredell County Emergency Management
Tornado Floods
Hurricane Wildfires
Extreme Heat Power Outages
NOAA National Weather Service Winter Weather

Additional Resources:

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

North Carolina Public Health Preparedness & Response

North Carolina Emergency Management Agency



If you have questions or would like more information contact the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Department at 704-761-2487 or smigit@co.iredell.nc.us