Putnam Health Dept. closes to help hurricane victims

Putnam Health Dept. and others close to assist in Hurricane Irma sheltering

Special to The Eatonton Messenger

MACON – North Central Health District (NCHD) will close its 13 county health departments immediately for staff to assist in evacuation and sheltering activities. All health departments will remain closed until Wednesday, Sept. 13. Any updates to our business schedule will be posted at NCHD52.org.

NCHD encourages all residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma as it approaches Georgia:

  • Have a communication plan in place – include one contact that will not be in the storm.
  • Have supplies for each family member – find a checklist at NCHD52.org/prepare.
  • Have a way to receive emergency updates – listen to local media and officials, use a NOAA radio or install a phone app that provides updates.
  • Secure all outdoor items that may be blown away by severe winds.
  • Evacuate if directed by authorities - follow instructions to ensure safety.

For updates and more information on Hurricane Irma, visit irma.georgia.org.

North Central Health District is dedicated to preventing disease, promoting health and protecting Central Georgia communities against health threats through education, service, advocacy and collaboration. NCHD serves people of all classes and economic status within Baldwin, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson Counties. Appointments can be made for certain services. Fees are based on income for those without insurance. For more information about NCHD, visitNCHD52.org.


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