Irma and Harvey- Hurricane Preparedness and Response

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Emergency Partners Newsletter


September 10, 2017 

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

Please share these resources to help communities stay safe before, during, and after a storm.

Español: Huracán Harvey / Huracán Irma

Stay safe during a hurricane

When a hurricane is coming, you need to know what to do. Keep listening for up-to-date information and instructions from authorities. Learn about getting ready for a hurricane — whether you’re evacuating or staying home.



When the power goes out


Power Outages

These safety tips can help you prepare for and cope with sudden loss of power.

  • Food Safety
  • Safe Drinking Water
  • Extreme Heat and Cold
  • First Aid for Electrical Shock
  • Power Line Hazards and Cars
  • Avoid Carbon Monoxide
  • Dangers of Gasoline Siphoning
  • Safety at Work During Power Recovery
  • Be Prepared for an Emergency
  • Impact of Power Outage on Vaccine Storage

    Recovery after the storm

    Flooded street

    Be Safe After a Hurricane 

    The storm might be over, but that doesn’t mean the danger is. Keep your loved ones safe--indoors and outdoors--after the storm by following our safety tips.

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    Hurricane Harvey Key Messages

    Be prepared to cope with feelings of fear, grief and depression after a hurricane.

    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.

    Hurricane KMs

    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 are available here.