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 Maria.
Recovering from storms can be difficult both physically and mentally. Do the best you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe after the storm.
- Stay off the roads as much as possible to avoid endangering yourself and first responders.
- Avoid driving through flooded areas and standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.
- Check your carbon monoxide detector. Place generator and any gasoline-powered engine outside at least 20 feet from any window, door, or vent.
- Families, community and organizational leaders, state and local government, and emergency responders can take steps to help themselves and others cope.
- Page last reviewed: October 16, 2017
- Page last updated: October 16, 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)