Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Hard hit communities benefit from research on long-term health recovery
t HHS, we recognize that recovering from disasters can take years, so we remain committed to serving these communities just as we did during the initial response to the storm.
More than $5 million in grants will support research to aid the long-term recovery in areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. This is the first time HHS has funded research needed by local communities to support long-term recovery efforts.
Governor Cuomo announced that $200 million has been awarded to more than 450 healthcare and human service providers and other community-based organizations following the impact of Superstorm Sandy.
Following a natural disaster, homeowners may need to quickly conduct emergency renovations or demolition of their homes. Many homes, particularly older homes, may contain asbestos, a known carcinogen. Asbestos that has been disturbed may pose a health hazard to homeowners, contractors or volunteers aiding with disaster recovery. Learn to recognize potential problems and stay safe.
After a hurricane, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family. Find out how to identify the health effects of mold and how to stay safe.
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