EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT prepares for, responds to and assists with recovery when disasters
strike. Please help us to help you by Posting your E911 Address.
Tonda Dixon, Director
100 S 4th Street, Petersburg, IN 47567
Helpful Hints for Flu Season:
Practice good personal hygiene
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue
in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
Alcohol based hands cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people
- Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing
of infected people.
- If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to
keep from infecting them.
Helpful Hints for All Hazards:
Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Straight-line Winds, Floods, Fire, Earthquakes, Winter
Storms and Power Outages are hazards Pike County has experienced in the past and
we will experience these hazards in the future. Therefore, it is important that
we are aware of our surroundings and are PREPARED to take care of Ourselves, Family,
Friends, Neighbors and Animals in advance.
This is a supply kit that will help
you and your family survive until emergency personnel are able to reach you. Disaster
kits are tailored to your family. They take into account the people living in your
house. Indiana Department of Homeland Security wants you to be prepared for any
disaster that might take place. Taking action now will help you and your family
be more prepared for any emergency. It may take emergency personnel up to 3 days
to reach you; therefore, the kits are designed for 3 days. Each kit will include
basic items like water, food, flash light, battery powered radio, and a first aid
One gallon of water per person per day. This is both for drinking and sanitary purposes.
- For 3 days, one person needs at least 3 gallons of water.
- Store in clean plastic containers.
- The hotter it is, the more water you may need.
- Sick, injured, children, and nursing mothers may need more as well.
3-day supply of non-perishable food. Make sure to store foods that require no preparation,
no refrigeration, and very little water if any.
- Protein bars
- Canned meats
- Dry cereal
- Dry milk
- Peanut butter
- Baby Formula (if applicable)
- Crackers etc…
First Aid Kit
- Latex gloves
- Petroleum jelly
- Sterile dressings
- Soap or hydrogen peroxide
- Antibiotic ointment
- Prescription medication and supplies
- Over-the-counter pain reliever
- Anti-diarrhea medication
Other Needed Items
- Wrench to Shut Off Gas and Water
- Can Opener (manual not powered)
- Eating Utensils
- Paper Cups, Plates, & Towels
- Flashlight and Extra Batteries (NO candles – open flames could cause an explosion
if there is a gas leak.)
- Battery Powered or Hand Crank Radio (NOAA weather radio preferably)
- Local Maps
- Dust Mask
- Plastic Sheeting
- Duct Tape
- Garbage Bags
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a Waterproof Case
- Important Documents in Waterproof Container (Like birth certificates, social security
card, deed, bonds, etc..)
- Chlorine Bleach (9 drops of water to 1 drop of bleach is a usable disinfectant and
16 drops of regular (no scents, color safe, or cleaners) bleach per gallon of water
to make it drinkable)
- Cash (keep small bills because no power = no atm or credit cards)
- Clothes shoes, long sleeve shirt, jeans, extra socks)
- Entertainment for Kids (If applicable)
- Extra Baby Supplies (If applicable)
- Pet Food
- EXTRA Oxygen
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE PREPARED TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES UNTIL HELP
ARRIVES. IT COULD BE AWHILE!