Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Resources

The arrival of hurricane season and potential impact of Hurricane Joaquin serve as a reminder that the 2,800 local health departments across our nation stand ready to help protect residents and families from all sorts of natural disasters and to play a vital role in any recovery efforts. Local health departments are life-saving first responders to natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods and earthquakes, as well as to other public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks, major accidents and terrorist attacks. Their dedicated staffs work year-round to prepare and are on call 24 hours a day, every day, to respond when needed.

As the association representing local health departments, the National Association of County and City Health Officials will continue to assist and support these departments with their response and recovery plans.

LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH
Executive Director
National Association of County and City Health Officials

NACCHO has compiled a variety of resources to help local health departments prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricanes and flooding. The resources provide guidance on topics such as food and water safety, electrical hazards, and helping children cope with disaster.

Hurricane Resources

Flooding Resources

This post was updated on October 1, 2015 to reflect the potential impact of Hurricane Joaquin.

One thought on “Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Resources

  1. September 25, 2015 at 11:17 am

    We have a couple of free articles covering how to shelter-in-place during a hurricane if there is no mandatory evacuation (or you can’t evacuate). Hopefully this will help you protect those in your region. After all, anything Public Health does becomes part of an overall Community Wellness contribution.

    General pointers:
    Specific steps in a timeline format:

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