Clay and Wilkin County Public Health Departments want to create At-risk Population Registry

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) The Clay and Wilkin County Public Health Departments want to create a registry of at-risk populations ahead of any public disaster situations like fires, floods, tornados or hazardous material spills.

They are encouraging vulnerable and at-risk populations to register themselves into our new emergency assistance request database.

Officials say the emergency assistance request database is a list of at-risk and vulnerable populations.

They say during an emergency or disaster the database will be used by emergency personnel to locate homes and prioritize first responder services.

By identifying and engaging with at-risk and vulnerable populations in advance of a disaster, we will be better able to help them.

Vulnerable and at-risk populations in our counties includes but is not limited to those who are elderly, limited or non-English speaking, physically disabled, and individuals who feel they cannot comfortably help themselves in a disaster.

County residents can find the registration database weblink at their respective county webpage or can call their local public health department to register.

Wilkin County Public Health
PO Box 127
Breckenridge, MN 56520

Clay County Public Health
715 11th St. N.
Suite 303
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-299-5220
Phone: 877-282-2435 (Toll Free)