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Be Red Cross ready: Hurricane safety checklist - American Red Cross
This tip sheet explains how to prepare for a hurricane and lists supplies to have on hand and steps to take after a hurricane. This tip sheet is also available in several languages other than English at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster-safety-library.
Experience of Hurricane Katrina and reported intimate partner violence - Journal of Interpersonal Violence
This study focused on experiences of Hurricane Katrina and reports of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women who had recently had babies. While few of the 123 women in the study reported that they or their partners had been physically violent, used sexual force, or destroyed property, the experience of home or property damage because of the storm was linked to greater risks of aggression or IPV. [Authors: Harville, E. W., Taylor, C. A., Tesfai, H., Xiong, X., & Buekens, P.]
FEMA blog posts about hurricanes - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
Posts to this blog cover personal stories of disaster response and emergency management, policy related to hurricanes and their aftermath, National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and more.
How to prepare for a hurricane - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
A product of FEMA's America's PrepareAthon! campaign, this booklet provides an overview of hurricanes, lists steps to take to prepare for a hurricane, and suggests ways to stay safe during and after a hurricane.
Hurricane Preparedness Week (National Weather Service) - Hurricane Preparedness Week, National Weather Service (NOAA)
This website informs the public about hurricane hazards and provides tips and resources people can use to prepare for hurricanes. It also describes what the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center are doing to help the public prepare for and respond more effectively to hurricanes.
Hurricane opens trauma wounds - Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University School of Journalism
The author discusses the re-traumatization that is possible among survivors of hurricanes who experience a subsequent hurricane. He presents common effects of a second disaster on people who have survived a similar one, suggests ways to prepare for these effects, and offers ways for journalists to help trauma survivors in their communities.
Hurricane preparedness - American Red Cross
This part of the American Red Cross's website presents basic information about hurricanes and lists practical ways for the general public to prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricanes.
Hurricane preparedness and response - U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL, OSHA)
This part of OSHA's website presents the basics of hurricanes and provides links to information for employers on managing and ensuring safety of workers before, during, and after a hurricane. It also includes links to OSHA and related resources.
Hurricanes - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
This site describes hurricanes and what to expect and provides links to information about what to do before, during, and after natural disasters.
Hurricanes - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN presents information about the impact that hurricanes can have on children and tips for parents on how to help children and teens cope with emotional reactions. This website section includes links to several fact sheets, many available in English and Spanish, including Parent Guidelines for Helping Children After a Hurricane in English and Spanish, Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students After a Hurricane, and an activity book called Trinka and Sam: The Rainy Windy Day in English and Spanish.
Hurricanes and other tropical storms - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This part of the CDC's website presents an overview of hurricanes, as well as suggestions for preparing for a hurricane and staying safe after a hurricane. This website section also includes links to materials for families, health and mental health professionals, and other disaster responders.
Hurricanes and tropical storms - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This site provides information about what to expect in a hurricane and signs of emotional distress. It also explains how to reach the Disaster Distress Helpline (call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746) for immediate crisis counseling.
Key facts about hurricane and flood recovery: Protect your health and safety after a hurricane or flood - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This fact sheet provides tips on how to remain safe and healthy after a hurricane or a flood. It focuses on prevention of foodborne illness, as well as prevention and treatment of illness from other sources and of injuries that become more likely after a hurricane or flood.
Lessons learned: Social media and Hurricane Sandy - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS, S&T)
This report covers how agencies and organizations used social media to support preparedness, response, and recovery from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It also describes challenges encountered and how they were addressed - and issues remaining to be addressed to help improve future use of social media as part of disaster management.
Managing traumatic stress: After the hurricanes - American Psychological Association (APA)
This web page from the APA website describes common reactions to hurricane events and provides tips for hurricane survivors for understanding and coping with these feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. A tip sheet also describes how psychologists and other mental healthcare providers can help those who have severe or prolonged reactions that disrupt daily functioning. Available in Spanish at http://www.apa.org/centrodeapoyo/inquietud.aspx
Managing traumatic stress: Dealing with the hurricanes from afar - American Psychological Association (APA)
Individuals who are not directly and physically impacted by a hurricane can still feel anxiety and distress related to the storm. This fact sheet from the APA provides coping tips for dealing with these reactions. Also available in Spanish at http://www.apa.org/centrodeapoyo/lidiando.aspx
National Hurricane Conference - National Hurricane Conference
Held each year in March or April, this conference provides an opportunity for those involved in hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery to discuss important topics in the field, share ideas, and generate ideas for policy improvements. The conference attracts professionals in law enforcement, armed forces disaster preparedness, city and county commissioners, emergency management, public health emergency preparedness, fire/emergency medical services, and the nonprofit sector.
Outcomes among buprenorphine-naloxone primary care patients after Hurricane Sandy - Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
This study investigated experiences of people in a treatment program for dependence on opioids (e.g., heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin) in New York City around the time of Hurricane Sandy. Findings highlight how programs and individuals can and do adapt during hurricanes and other disasters to ensure ongoing management of addictions. [Authors: Tofighi, B., Grossman, E., Williams, A. R., Biary, R., Rotrosen, J., & Lee, J. D.]
Parent guide for helping children cope after a hurricane - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This resource provides information about common reactions that children may have as a result of experiencing a hurricane and how parents can help their child as well as themselves.
Psychiatric comorbidity, red flag behaviors, and associated outcomes among office-based buprenorphine patients following Hurricane Sandy - Journal of Urban Health
This paper describes a survey of nearly 90 patients in a program in New York City for treatment of dependence on opioids (e.g., heroin, OxyContin, Percocet) when Hurricane Sandy struck the area. Factors linked to increased use or relapse after the hurricane included less time in treatment and experience of storm-related losses, including disruption of buprenorphine supply. [Authors: Williams, A. R., Tofighi, B., Rotrosen, J., Lee, J. D., & Grossman, E.]
Recovering after a disaster or emergency: Tools and resources - American Red Cross
This page contains links to several checklists and other resources in English and other languages. Scroll down to the Hurricane section to find the Hurricane Safety Checklist in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Tips to strengthen your emotional well-being before the arrival of a hurricane - American Psychological Association (APA)
This article provides ways to recognize common emotional reactions and steps to prepare for a hurricane that will be helpful in safeguarding the emotional well-being of the survivor.