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Be Prepared: Now and Year Round!—Part 4

05 March 2024

Being prepared and limiting the effects of an emergency allows for an easier recovery and supports resilience. This week the Putnam County Department of Health shares a fourth tip for emergency preparedness—financial prep and first aid.

Tip Four: Strengthen your financial fitness before and after a disaster. When the immediate danger of an emergency situation or disaster passes, and post-event stress sets in, having financial records and contact information easily available helps to ease the recovery process. If FEMA has declared a Federal disaster, financial assistance may be available. For a complete guide on financial preparedness, FEMA has created a 40-page guide on Emergency Financial First Aid Kit, they call the “EFFAK.” For more info on staying financially safe and to review the EFFAK, visit:

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The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health is to improve and protect the health of our community.

We strive to prevent the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, promote healthy lifestyles, ensure access to quality health services, and respond to disasters.

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In the event of an emergency, Health Department staff are available 24/7. Please call 845-808-1390 to report a public health emergency, rabies exposure, communicable disease, water outage or sewer overflow.
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Contact the Department of Health

  • Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD

    Commissioner of Health

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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