Hurricane and Natural Disaster Resources from CDC
September 20, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System
Hurricanes bring a myriad of potential public health concerns and hazards, including drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, electrocution, falls, exposure to mold, and exacerbation of existing chronic conditions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a September 13, 2017, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. CDC issued the report in the wake of Hurricane Harvey (see HRC Alerts, August 20, 2017: How Did Hospitals in Houston Handle Hurricane Harvey?) and Hurricane Irma (see HRC Alerts, September 13, 2017: How Did Florida Hospitals Prepare for Hurricane Irma?).