10/6/2010 - Hurricane Preparedness

Natural Disasters and Severe Weather




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