Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

COPING WITH A DISASTER OR TRAUMATIC EVENT
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Resources promoting mental health and resilience including tips to cope with the stress of a traumatic event.

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

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