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Natural Disasters: Resources for EH Practitioners

This page includes resources for environmental health practitioners on disaster preparedness and response.

Photo collage: flooded houses, tornado approaching house on the plains, satellite hurricane image and destruction from a storm by Faith Landers.

EHS Resources

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

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

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, tornadoes and other disaster information

Hurricanes – information on hurricanes including cyclones, typhoons and other tropical storms

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

Staying Safe in a Tornado – CDC feature with tips on how to prepare and shelter in case of a tornado

Tornadoes: Being Prepared – describes how to prepare before, during and after tornado disasters

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

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