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: .

Across this great nation, volunteers in the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) donate time and skills to help response agencies prepare and respond to emergency events.  The Hopkins-Muhlenberg Medical Reserve Corps is a group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds that may be called upon to respond to an emergency or disaster event.  Call 270-754-3200 to sign up to be an MRC volunteer or register with ReadyOp 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.