Emergency Services

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond. A highway spill of hazardous material could mean instant evacuation. A winter rainstorm could confine your family at home. A flood, earthquake, or any other disaster will likely cut off essential services for days. After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling an Emergency Kit. Once disaster hits, you will not have time to shop or search for supplies. However, if you have gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days.

Disaster Preparedness

How do I catch the flu? Flu viruses are spread through human contact, just like the cold virus. It is also spread through the air by coughing or sneezing. Therefore it may be easier to catch than a cold. What can I do to stay healthy? There are several actions to take that reassure you, and everyone else, is healthy this flu season:

  • Get your flu shot
  • Wash your hands often
  • Use hand sanitizers
  • Maintain distance of 6′ (feet) between people during gatherings
  • Use tissues and dispose of them
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue
  • Stay home when sick

When should I seek health care?
There are general recommendations to follow when considering seeking health care:

  • High fever lasting three days
  • A severe headache, especially associated with neck stiffness
  • Wheezing, or difficulty breathing
  • Sinus or ear pain
  • Painful swelling in the neck
  • Symptoms or fatigue that does not improve after seven days

What is the tribe doing? The tribe has taken proactive measures to prevent the spread of flu viruses. In protecting children, the education and transportation departments, have initiated increased cleaning and sanitizing programs that include education on proper hand washing and the importance of covering coughs. All other departments have increased access to hand sanitizers, and the facilities maintenance department has increased sanitization efforts in common areas. Infromation Links:

Riverside County Public Health Department
Federal Government Flu Website

Morongo Emergency Management Department FM Radio Station 89.1