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Disaster Preparedness

Florida Department of Health in Glades County

  •  (863) 946-0707


    (863) 946-3097

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 489  

    1021 Health Park Drive 

    Moore Haven, Florida 33471 


Prepare Yourself
Tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for any disaster. You will also find information about current hazards and important information on what to do before, during and after public health emergencies.
Healthcare System Preparedness
Healthcare System Preparedness ensures that there is capacity and capability for provision of critical public health and medical services in order to reduce the potential for adverse health outcomes during any event.
Preparedness Training, Exercise and Evaluation
Ensuring that Florida's public health and health care system along with our supporting partners are properly trained, practice their response roles, perform response duties, and are prepared to respond to any and all hazards.
Environmental Health Preparedness
Leveraging resources through proactive planning and strategic collaboration with a variety of local, state and federal partners to evaluate and prevent potential health risks from chemical, biological, radiological and physical agents in the environment.
Preparedness Planning
Provides for a systematic framework to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve plans across the emergency management cycle.
Disaster Response Resources
Florida's disaster response teams as well as the resources to stay informed and ensure that plans, personnel, equipment, and systems are in place to protect the safety and health of responders.
Radiation Control
Licensing and inspection of facilities that use radioactive materials as well as monitoring Florida's radiological environment.

Special Needs Shelters

Glades County Emergency Management, in partnership with Florida Department of Health-Glades County coordinate efforts to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities or functional medical needs during a disaster. For more information about Special Needs Shelters (SpNS), Special Needs Shelters | Florida Department of Health (  If a person is medically stable but needs help with basic tasks or uses an electronic medical device and has no other evacuation options, they should pre-register for a special needs shelter. Functional/Special Needs Registration Program.


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