Volume 7 Issue 239/240/241
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-29-Aug-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 30-Aug-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Safety precautions when returning home

If your area is under a curfew, allow travel time to and from your home. Although unusual following a hurricane, crime can also increase. If your area is under martial law, obey all orders by authorities. more  

Worker safety during hurricane cleanup

The following is a list of resources that may be helpful to cleanup workers after a hurricane. more

Hurricane-related information for health care professionals

The following is a list of resources that may be helpful to health care professionals after a hurricane. more  

What you need to know when the power goes out unexpectedly

CDC offers these tips to help you prepare for and cope with sudden loss of power. more

Reentering your flooded home 

When returning to a home that’s been flooded after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, be aware that your house may be contaminated with mold or sewage, which can cause health risks for your family. more

Sanitation and hygiene  

It is critical for you to remember to practice basic hygiene during the emergency period. Always wash your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected. more

Key facts about hurricane readiness

If you are under a hurricane watch or warning, here are some basic steps to take to prepare for the storm. more

Key facts about hurricane recovery

Hurricanes often cause power outages. Indoor use of portable generators, charcoal grills, or camp stoves can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Take steps to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning… more

Protect your health and safety after a hurricane

Identify and throw away food that may not be safe to eat. Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water. Throw away canned foods that are bulging, opened, or damaged. Throw away food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture. more

Hurricanes and your health and safety

The great majority of injuries during a hurricane are cuts caused by flying glass or other debris. Other injuries include puncture wounds resulting from exposed nails, metal, or glass, and bone fractures. more

How to protect yourself from the dangers that hurricanes leave behind

Protecting your health and safety are just as important after a hurricane as during a hurricane. Hurricanes leave a number of dangers behind. Here are some tips for preventing illness, injury, and death after a hurricane. more

 

Special Hurricane and Health Issue