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Hurricane key messages for employers, workers, and volunteers
  • Published Date:
    October 9, 2017
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    Background -- CDC’s Activities -- Avoid Driving through flooded areas -- Stay Safe in a Flood: Personal Hygeine and Handwashing; Diarrheal diseases; Wound Infections; Animal Hazards; Mosquitoes; Chemical and oil exposures -- Returning Home: Cleaning and sanitizing your home; Inside the Home; Mold; Outside the Home -- Safe Sheltering -- Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning -- Power Outages and electrical dangers: Impact of Power Outage on Vaccine Storage -- Drink Clean, Safe water and eat safe food: Food; Water -- Coping with disaster -- Vulnerable groups: Pregnant women; Children; People with Disabilities --Pet safety -- Additional Web and social media resources -- For more information.

    Event: 2017 Hurricane season

    Today’s Date: October 9, 2017

    This key messages document is for internal and external use. It contains the messaging that has been cleared for use in developing other materials related to this emergency response.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are working with federal, state and local agencies as well as global health partners in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

    Protecting the health and safety of responders and volunteers by preventing diseases, injuries, and fatalities is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Program priority (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres/default.html). This document focuses on key messages for employers, workers, and volunteers responding to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.


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