9/3/2009 - CDC Public Health Emergency Update: Hurricane Preparation



Public Health Service

Centers for Disease Control
And Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333

The National Hurricane Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters say a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. However, as with any season, it is essential to prepare for the possibility of a storm striking near you.

CDC wants to make sure you have the most current information in order to protect public health before, during, and after a disaster. CDC has developed some health information that you can utilize and also share among your constituents.  A variety of web links to hurricane health information is below. You may download and print these fact sheets, posters, and flyers to provide your community with valuable health information. The materials are available in English, Spanish, and other languages at:


Prepare Before the Storm:

Get Supplies - You should stock you home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period.

Make a Plan - There are many steps you can take in advance to increase your safety during a storm.

Learn About Hurricane Recovery - Protect your health and safety after a hurricane or flood.

Health & Safety Concerns – Illnesses, injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, animals & insects, food, water, cleanup, mold, environmental concerns, coping with a disaster, and  more.

Audio & Video Materials – Podcasts, public service announcements (PSAs), TV crawls, American Sign Language (ASL) videos, and more.

Weekly Hurricane Health and Safety Tips - Sign up to receive weekly tips from CDC in by email or by mobile phone text message. In addition to the weekly tips, CDC will also provide you important, timely tips relevant to storms making landfall throughout the season.  New this season: Subscribe to the Hurricane Tips by RSS

Follow CDC on Twitter - Get updates and health and safety tips from CDC on Twitter throughout hurricane season.

Official National Hurricane Preparedness Week website - From the National Hurricane Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

If you have any additional questions or concerns that are not addressed in this information, you may call the CDC Hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO (toll free) for calls originating in the United States.

If you should need additional language translations, please email the Community Health Outreach & Education Team and your request will be handled in a timely manner.

Please feel free to share this information as widely as possible.

Thank You,

Community Health Outreach & Education Team Staff

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Department of Health and Human Services



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