Hurricanes: Health Information Guide


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hurricanes: Health and Safety
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hurricane Preparedness
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Cochrane & Evidence Aid: resources for flooding and poor water sanitation
Cochrane Library


Information by Topic Area

The searches below find resources from two National Library of Medicine databases:

  • Disaster Lit®: links to disaster medicine and public health documents for a professional audience, available on the internet at no cost. Includes expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and more.
  • PubMed: more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Click on the searches below, or go directly to the databases and develop your own searches.

General Health-Related Information



Wounds and Injuries

Responder Safety

Mass Casualties

Sanitation and Disease Related to Flooding


Multilingual Resources

HealthReach, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health 


Resources for the General Public

Health information for the general public about hazards, emergencies, and disasters is available in MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus resources are also available in Spanish.


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