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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2016

When hurricanes strike, they can  threaten your health and safety, or the health and safety of your loved ones.  Remember that people who are healthy, connected and prepared before a disaster are more likely to weather the storm safely.  By taking some time to get ready, you can make yourself, your family and ultimately your community better able to recover from a hurricane. 
Friends discussing preparedness Plan with your family, friends, neighbors and community
Disasters and emergencies affect everyone - families, friends, the elderly, pets, people with special needs.  Know who you are counting on, who is counting on you.   Make sure that you've planned for everybody's needs this hurricane season and that everybody knows what to do when a hurricane strikes. Learn More>>
Car going down road. Learn to Evacuate Safely
If a hurricane is heading your way, you may be asked to evacuate. By preparing now, you can take steps that will make it easier for you and your family to evacuate quickly and safely.  Take some time to learn about safe evacuation, get connected with state and local officials, and protect the whole family.  Learn More >>
Picture of canned food Don't Guess! Get the Facts about Food Safety in a Disaster
In the wake of a hurrcane, many people find themselves askng "can I eat that?"  Don't guess!  Learn how to tell if your food has become contaminated or spoiled, what food you might be able to save if you take the right steps, and what to toss. Learn More >>
Dialysis Plan to Take Care of your Medical Needs
When a disaster strikes, taking care of your medical needs can become a lot more challenging.  Make a plan to take care of your medical needs when a disaster strikes and have a plan to keep cover whatever treatment you rely on to stay healthy - anything from eyeglasses to dialysis.  Learn More >>
Medical professionals meeting Planning Resources for Health and Emergency Management Professionals
Health and emergency planners need to take special precautions to protect health and save lives in a hurricane.  The experts at ASPR TRACIE have developed a resource collection to help professionals leverage lessons learned from past events.  Learn More >>
First Responders
Join the Health Response
There are many ways that we can serve our country and one another.   Public health professionals have provided lifesaving care and comfort when it was needed most.  Take a few minutes to learn how you can join a team and make a difference when your skills and your care are needed most.  Learn More >>

  • This page last reviewed: May 08, 2017