Staying Safe and Sound After the Storm
Health and safety are important after a hurricane, too. Here are some tips.
By Sean Swint
Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario
For people in the path of a hurricane, the here and now is what matters. But it's important to remember life after the storm can often present as many health risks as life during the storm.
Once a severe storm is over, the immediate concerns include food and water safety, structural safety, utility and fire hazards, carbon monoxide hazards, cleanup activities, and protection from mosquitoes.
Here are some safety tips from the CDC to keep you and yours safe aftera hurricanepasses:
Published Aug. 13, 2004.
SOURCE: News release, CDC.
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