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Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters

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Animals & Insects

Information on animal and insect related hazards after a disaster including wild or stray animals, mosquitos, rodents, and more.

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Carbon Monoxide

Learn how to avoid CO poisoning when using alternate sources of fuel or electricity for heating or cooking during a power outage.

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Safe Clean up

Take steps to stay safe while cleaning up your home and yard after a disaster including wearing proper safety gear.

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Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Resources promoting mental health and resilience including tips to cope with the stress of a traumatic event.


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Food and Water Safety

Protect your health by throwing away food that may not be safe and using safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene.

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Illness and Injury Prevention

Educational materials and resources to help you prevent injury and illness after an emergency or natural disaster.

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Power Outages

Safety tips to help you prepare for and cope with sudden loss of power including avoiding CO poisoning and electrocution.

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Returning Home

Tips to protect yourself and your family when returning to your home after a hurricane, flood, or other natural disaster.

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