CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is bringing together CDC and ATSDR staff to work efficiently to support the local, state, and federal response to public health needs resulting from Hurricane Irma.
Stay safe after the hurricane.
- Avoid driving through flooded areas and standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.
- Don’t return home until local officials notify you it’s safe.
- Check your carbon monoxide detector. Place generator and any gasoline-powered engine outside at least 20 feet from any window, door, or vent.
- Clean up mold and fix any water in your home.
- Protect yourself from extreme heat.
Stay Safe When Returning Home
- Page last reviewed: September 14, 2017
- Page last updated: September 14, 2017
- Content source:
- National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health (ONDIEH); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP); National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)