Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) is tasked with responding to a range of public health threats—including infectious diseases; natural disasters; and biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological events. Our goal is to build a more resilient community that is prepared to deal with and rapidly recover from threats and emergencies that affect the health of the public.

A public health emergency exists when there is a potential to overwhelm the routine community capabilities established to address them.



Let's Get Started Today and Be Prepared!

  • Make your family emergency plan
  • Build a Kit
  • Register for Nassau County and New York State Emergency Alerts
  • Meet your neighbors to see who might need help and ask for an emergency contact number
  • Contact your utility and fire department if you have access or functional needs
  • Plan for your pets

Extreme Cold/Winter Storm Preparedness Information

FEMA Winter Storms/Extreme Cold
FEMA Be Prepared for a Winter Storm