Guide to Open Pharmacies
Healthcare Ready, created by PhRMA, has activated a free, interactive RxOpen map to show open and closed pharmacies in the region affected by hurricanes. Citizens and first responders can use this map as an initial resource, and should call their pharmacy to ensure their specific medication is in stock.
The Department of Health and Human Services HIV guideline panels released Guidance for Non-HIV Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV in Disaster Areas. The document covers antiretroviral therapy for patients receiving treatment before displacement, caring for pregnant women, treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections and vaccinations and is available from AIDSInfo.
For people living with HIV, maintaining adequate supplies of medications is critical to prevent treatment disruptions.
American Academy of Pediatrics has information on health tips for children during flood recovery.
Hurricane Recovery WebinarExternal Link
Please join CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a discussion about hurricane recovery.
HHS: 2018 Hurricane Preparedness, Response and RecoveryExternal Link
Many states are in the path of Hurricane Michael and others are still recovering from Hurricane Florence. Check out these resources to learn more about what to do before, during and after the storm.
CDC: Hurricanes and Other Tropic StormsExternal Link
Be prepared before the storm hits. Learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe before, during, and after the storm.
CDC: Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning After a DisasterExternal Link
When power outages occur during emergencies such as hurricanes or winter storms, the use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home, garage, or camper and poison the people and animals inside.
Tetanus in Areas Affected by a Hurricane: Risk, Prevention, and Management Guidelines for Clinicians
Exposure to flood waters does not increase the risk of tetanus. Therefore, tetanus immunization campaigns for evacuees from flooding disasters are not needed.
CDC 2017 Hurricane Key MessagesExternal Link
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry worked with federal, state, local and global health partners to develop this document summarizing key messages about hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, with information that includes immunization recommendations and vector-borne diseases.
CDC: Flood Water After a Disaster or EmergencyExternal Link
Information about health and infectious disease risks following a major flood event.
Guidance for Non-HIV Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV in Disaster AreasExternal Link
The following information provides guidance to health care providers attending to the medical needs of adults and children with HIV who have been displaced from disaster areas and who have not yet secured HIV care in the areas where they have relocated.
Medical Management and Patient Advisement after a DisasterExternal Link
General overview including diagnoses to Consider, critical needs in caring for pregnant women (for non-OB/GYNs), and guidance for pre- and post-exposure medical screening of response and clean-up workers.
Infectious Diseases of Severe Weather-related and Flood-related Natural DisastersExternal Link
The present review will focus on some of the possible infectious disease consequences of disastrous natural phenomena and severe weather, with a particular emphasis on infections associated with floods and the destruction of infrastructure.
The Infectious and Noninfectious Dermatological Consequences of Flooding: A Field Manual for the Responding ProviderExternal Link
Meteorological data show that disastrous floods are increasingly frequent and more severe in recent years, perhaps due to climatic changes such as global warming.
Rodent-borne Infectious Disease Outbreaks After Flooding Disasters: Epidemiology, Management, and PreventionExternal Link
To alert clinicians to the climatic conditions that can precipitate outbreaks of the rodent-borne infectious diseases most often associated with flooding disasters, leptospirosis (LS), and the Hantavirus-caused diseases, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS); to describe the epidemiology and presenting clinical manifestations and outcomes of these rodent-borne infectious diseases; and to recommend both prophylactic therapies and effective control and prevention strategies for rodent-borne infectious diseases.
Health Risks of Flood DisastersExternal Link
Floods are the most common natural disaster occurring worldwide, with their impact expected to grow in the future due to the effects of climate change and population shift. Floodwaters pose immediate dangers to human health, but also long-term effects resulting from displacement and worsened living conditions.
Wind, Rain, Flooding, and Fear: Coordinating Military Public Health in the Aftermath of Hurricane KatrinaExternal Link
On 29 August 2005, a category 4 hurricane struck the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and southeast Louisiana, resulting in widespread destruction caused by winds in excess of 190 km/h (120 miles/h), heavy rain, and flooding.
Widespread Outbreak of Norovirus Gastroenteritis among Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina Residing in a Large “Megashelter” in Houston, Texas: Lessons Learned for PreventionExternal Link
After Hurricane Katrina, an estimated 200,000 persons were evacuated to the Houston metropolitan area,>27,000 of whom were housed in 1 large “megashelter,” the Reliant Park Complex.