10/6/2010 - Hurricane Preparedness

Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

 

Hurricanes

 

For up-to-the-minute information about the storm see the website for the National Hurricane Center.

 

Hurricane Safety Tips

Hurricanes and Public Health Concerns

 

CDC -- A Guide to Health and Safety During Hurricanes -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

CDC- Worker and personal health and safety during a flood

 

CDC- Key Facts about Hurricane and Flood Recovery

 

Downloadable Public Service Announcements (PSAs). Topics include staying safe during floods around buildings, pets, and appliances, emergency wound care, and avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

Information related to power outages

 

Information on Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After a Disaster

 

CDC- Food and Water Concerns. Recommendations for keeping water and food safe during a disaster

 

FDA- Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods: What Consumers Need to Know  (Spanish, French, and PDF)
A guide for consumers- proper food and water safety precautions in the event of flooding and/or power outages

 

FEMA – Preparing Water before a Disaster
A document on bottled water storage and preparing/storing home containers of water