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Hurricane Sandy: Top Health Concerns and Info Resources

Listed below are a few key resources for each of the current top health concerns related to the Hurricane Sandy aftermath.  Some materials are available in Spanish and other languages.  Also check LOCAL government agencies, media, and social media which are very active in distributing health messages.

Top concerns are:

  • Cold weather safety and hypothermia
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Flood waters in buildings
  • Clean drinking water
  • Healthy living in shelters
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Clean-up precautions
  • Mental health issues
  • Health and safety for responders and volunteers

COLD WEATHER SAFETY AND HYPOTHERMIA

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

FLOOD WATERS IN BUILDINGS

CLEAN DRINKING WATER

  • Boil water advisories (Sandy-affected states that are not listed do not currently have advisories.)

HEALTHY LIVING IN SHELTERS

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS:  REPLACING AND FILLING PRESCRIPTIONS

CLEAN-UP PRECAUTIONS

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR RESPONDERS AND VOLUNTEERS

Submitted by Cindy Love
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov

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