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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Chemical Threats

Like most areas, Monroe County is vulnerable to chemical emergencies, including hazardous materials incidents and chemical terrorism. For some incidents, residents will not need to take any precautionary measures; for others evacuation or sheltering-in-place may be recommended. Monroe County Emergency Management maintains warning systems to alert the public to disasters of all types.

The following web sites have detailed information about chemical emergencies:

CDC_logo Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chemical Terrorism Agents


homeland_security  Department of Homeland Security