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Disaster Preparedness: After An Event

A single Disaster Preparedness Links page featuring the links found on all three pages within the Disaster Preparedness Toolkit (links for Before An Event, After An Event, and Disaster Preparedness Training) is also available.


Drinking Water


Drinking Water During an Emergency



Emergency Disinfection - Education Materials: Posters and Flyers (CDC)


Drinking Water Advisories


Inspecting and Disinfecting Wells


Hauled Water or Bulk Water Delivery


Hygiene and Sanitation


Hygiene, Handwashing, Sanitation, and Clean-up



Sewage and Septic Systems


Flood Waters

  • Flood Water Exposure (CDC). Guidance on the risks of infectious disease, chemical hazards, and injuries associated with exposure to flood waters or flooded buildings.

Worker Safety



Community Shelters or Mass Care


  • Infection Control Guidance for Community Evacuation Centers Following Disasters (CDC). Recommendations for basic infection control guidance to prevent exposure to or transmission of infectious diseases in temporary community evacuation centers.
  • Shelters (CDC). Shelters provide a safe place for individuals affected by emergency events to reside. These shelters can provide a variety of services such as water, food, sleeping quarters, sanitation facilities, and medical care. Many critical functions occur in shelters; examples include conducting shelter assessments, testing drinking water supplies, conducting food safety inspections, and evaluating general safety and sanitation.
  • Public Health Surveillance After a Disaster: Shelter Assessment Tool (CDC). CDC has developed an Environmental Health Shelter Assessment Tool to assist environmental health practitioners in conducting a rapid assessment of shelter conditions during emergencies and disasters. The tool is an assessment form that covers 14 general areas of environmental health, ranging from basic food safety and water quality to pet (companion animal) wellness, and allows for the documentation of immediate needs in shelters. It can be easily modified to meet local needs.

Water-related Diseases and Illnesses



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