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Flooding: Resources for EH Practitioners

This page includes resources for environmental health practitioners on disaster preparedness and response in case of flooding.

Photo collage: flooded cars [FEMA/Marty Bahamonde], playground after a flood, and a camper and truck in flood.

EHS Resources

Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners – general information on flood issues including cleanup as well as food, and water protection

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) – EHTER prepares environmental health workers for emergency response

Floods – Environmental Health Services topic page with flood related information

Guidance on Microbial Contamination in Previously Flooded Outdoor Areas – guidance to help health authorities assess the level of risk posed by microbial contamination after a flood event

CDC Resources

Emergency Preparedness and Response Natural Disasters & Severe Weather website – information on floods, hurricanes, and other disaster information

Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors - Version 2.0 – guidance and information that will assist during the response to an emergency or disaster

Water-Related Emergencies and Outbreaks – information on flood water exposure and buildings and facilities damaged by flood water

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