Irma and Harvey- Hurricane Preparedness and Response

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Emergency Partners Newsletter


September 5, 2017 

Hurricane Harvey has affected many lives and caused severe damage. Hurricane Irma is expected to affect areas of the U.S. and U.S. territories.

Many who are affected or at risk are Spanish speakers. Please share these resources to help communities stay safe before, during, and after a storm.

Preparing for a storm

HUrricane supplies

Before a hurricane, learn about how to make a plan, buy supplies, get your home ready, and about evacuation processes.

 Click these links for English and Spanish preparedness resources.

Stay safe during a hurricane

hurricane evacuation

During a hurricane, whether you evacuate or stay home, there are important steps to take to stay safe.

Click the links below for English and Spanish resources on how to stay safe during a hurricane.


Recovery after the storm

It’s important to remember that the danger isn’t over when the storm ends. Get tips for how to keep your family safe after a hurricane.

Click the links below for English and Spanish resources on how to stay safe after a hurricane.


Hurricane Harvey Key Messages

Key messages September 1

CDC will update this document of main messages partners can use to educate and inform their communities and audiences. Please check back for updates.

Key Messages updated on 9/1 are available here.

Be prepared to cope with feelings of fear, grief and depression after Hurricane Harvey.

The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY for deaf/hearing impaired: 1-800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs or HÁBLANOS to 66746.

Contact Us


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd, Mail stop D-75
Atlanta, GA 30333


Contact CDC-INFO

800-CDC-INFO    (800-232-4636)    TTY: 888-232-6348

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