Muhlenberg County Health Department

Community Preparedness & MRC


Emergencies can happen with little to no warning, help your family prepare for when disaster strikes.

Families should work together to build a kit so their family can survive for the first 72 hours following a disaster because it may take a while for help to arrive.  This includes basic items such as fresh water, medications, food, and more.  See to get started.

Stay safe with weather alerts when you are on the go: .

The Western Ky Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a part of a nationwide group of medical and non-medical volunteers who assist public health by graciously donating their time and expertise.  They serve to improve the health and safety of our communities during disasters and non-emergency events.  Learn more at .


The potential disasters in the Muhlenberg County area include:

1. Outbreak of a communicable disease either naturally or terrorism
2. Flood
3. Fire
4. Chemical Spills/Releases (either accidental or terrorism)
5. Severe weather including thunderstorms, ice storms, tornadoes, extreme heat
6. Severe Weather including Ice Storms, Tornados, Extreme Temperatures,

There are many resources available to help you learn more and start your kit today.