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What You Should Know During and After an Emergency

Many Americans are facing health and safety threats from recent wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and severe storms. CDC has current information on dealing with fire- and weather-related emergencies, including:

Be prepared for possible health and safety hazards that you and your family may face during an emergency. Stay safe after a fire or storm by keeping alert and taking common sense precautions. Detailed checklists are available for situations such as:

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Preparing people for emerging health threats is one of CDC's overarching goals. CDC contributes to national, state, and local efforts to prepare for and prevent public health disasters before they occur. When a disaster has occurred, CDC is prepared to respond and support national, state, and local partners in responding in order to improve public health outcomes. After response to a disaster has ended, CDC assists national, state, and local partners in the recovery and restoration of public health functions. For additional information, see Emergency Preparedness & Response.

 

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