Natural Disasters & Extreme Weather
Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety.
Learn what you can do both before, during, and after a tornado to stay as safe as possible.
Floods, big or small, can have devastating effects on your home and your family. You can take steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.
Learn what you can do both before, during, and after a flood to stay as safe as possible.
Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. Understanding the hazards related to winter weather events and how to best prepare for them is the best way to be safe during severe winter weather.
Learn what you can do both before, during, and after a winter weather event to stay as safe as possible.
Long-term Power Outage
Long-term power outages can create several health hazards including Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, spoiled food or water, downed power lines and more. Take some time to know the hazards associated with power outages and how you can best protect yourself from them.
Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this fact, around 618 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. Knowing the signs and symptoms, who is most at risk, and how you can protect yourself from extreme heat threats will all go towards helping reduce these preventable deaths.
Staying out in the cold too long can cause serious health problems. Hypothermia and frostbite are the most common cold related health problems. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia and frostbite, including who is most at risk, signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone develops one of these conditions.
Disaster Clean Up
If you are affected by a disaster, there are precautions you should take during the clean up process. The documents below contain clean up information to keep you healthy.