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Boots on the Ground: Maricopa County

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In this podcast, we talk to CDC career epidemiology field officer Rebecca Sunenshine about her response efforts to a suspected tuberculosis case aboard a US Airways flight and the development of an airport emergency response plan.  Created: 4/9/2014 by Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR).   Date Released: 4/9/2014.

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Boots on the Ground: Arizona

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In this podcast, we talk to CDC public health advisor Lisa Speissegger about her response efforts during the 2013 Arizona wildfires.  Created: 12/26/2013 by Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR).   Date Released: 12/26/2013.

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Boots on the Ground: Maryland

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In this podcast, we talk to CDC public health advisor Artensie Flowers to see how her work with the Maryland State Health Department increases local health preparedness and response.  Created: 10/24/2013 by Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR).   Date Released: 10/24/2013.

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What's In Your Emergency Kit?

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An emergency kit can help you survive during a disaster. This podcast discusses supplies to include in your kit.  Created: 12/4/2012 by Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR).   Date Released: 12/20/2012.

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Hurricane Season: Are You Ready?

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Hurricanes are one of Mother Nature’s most powerful forces. Host Bret Atkins talks with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health Director Dr. Chris Portier about the main threats of a hurricane and how you can prepare.  Created: 9/24/2012 by Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).   Date Released: 9/24/2012.

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Food for Disasters

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When disaster strikes, you might not have access to food or water. This podcast discusses types of emergency food supplies you should keep on hand in your emergency kit.  Created: 7/23/2012 by Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR).   Date Released: 7/23/2012.

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Wildfire Smoke Health Watch

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Smoke from wildfires can be dangerous to your health. In this podcast, you will learn the health threats of wildfire smoke and steps you can take to minimize these effects.  Created: 7/23/2012 by Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR).   Date Released: 7/23/2012.

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Antes, durante y después de un incendio forestall (Before, During, and After a Wildfire)

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Cada vez más personas construyen sus hogares en lugares boscosos, ya sea dentro o cerca de bosques, áreas rurales o sitios remotos en las montañas. Estas áreas son más propensas a los incendios forestales. Los incendios forestales a menudo comienzan en forma inadvertida, pero se extienden rápidamente, y prenden a su paso maleza, árboles y casas. Los CDC recomiendan tomar una serie de medidas antes, durante y después de un incendio forestal local, a fin contrarrestar sus efectos negativos.  Created: 11/1/2007 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 4/13/2009.

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Preventing Chain Saw Injuries After a Disaster

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If you must use a chain saw, follow the instructions to be safe. Wear a hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, thick work gloves, chaps, and boots.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 9/24/2008.

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Proper Use of Candles During a Power Outage

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Home fires are a threat after a natural disaster and fire trucks may have trouble getting to your home. If the power is out, use flashlights or other battery-powered lights if possible, instead of candles.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 8/20/2008.

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Staying Safe in Your Home During a Hurricane

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If you are not ordered to evacuate, and you stay in your home through a hurricane, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 8/13/2008.

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What to Do If Your Appliances Are Wet After a Disaster

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If your home was flooded, look for signs that your appliances have gotten wet. Throw away wet or flooded appliances to protect from shock and fire.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 7/30/2008.

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Preparing for a Hurricane: Prescription Medications

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What you should do to protect yourself and your family from a hurricane. As you evacuate, remember to take your prescription medicines with you.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 7/17/2008.

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Recognizing Frostbite

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Protect yourself from frostbite. When outdoors, wear warm clothing, such as hats, gloves and jackets.  Created: 11/1/2007 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 12/13/2007.

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Preventing Hypothermia and Frostbite

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Protect yourself against hypothermia and frostbite during cold weather. Wear warm clothing that covers your skin and remove any wet clothing immediately.  Created: 11/1/2007 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 12/13/2007.

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Recognizing Hypothermia

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Hypothermia is a serious medical condition that strikes during very cold weather or when people are chilled from rain, sweat, or cold water.  Created: 11/1/2007 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 12/13/2007.

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Coping With Depression and Thoughts of Suicide After a Disaster

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After a natural disaster, it is normal to feel sad, mad, or guilty—you may have lost a great deal.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 11/30/2007.

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Emergency Wound Care After a Disaster

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Apply first aid to treat cuts and scrapes and prevent infection. To care for a bleeding cut, put pressure on it until the bleeding has stopped.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 11/16/2007.

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Staying Safe Around Dogs After a Disaster

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Dogs can be scared and stressed after a natural disaster and may be more likely to bite or scratch.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 11/2/2007.

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Driving Through Water After a Disaster

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After a storm, many roads may be flooded. Avoid driving through these areas, especially when the water is moving fast.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 11/1/2007.

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Before, During, and After a Wildfire

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More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings – in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites - areas in which wildfires are more likely to occur. Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. CDC recommends taking steps before, during, and after local wildfires to reduce the effect they have on your life.  Created: 11/1/2007 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 11/1/2007.

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Staying Safe Around Buildings Damaged After a Disaster

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After a hurricane, stay away from damaged buildings until building inspectors say it’s safe to enter.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 10/26/2007.

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Poblaciones en riesgo durante los incendios forestales

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El humo de incendios forestales representa una seria amenaza para la salud de las personas que padecen enfermedades cardíacas y pulmonares, los adultos de mayor edad y los niños.  Created: 10/25/2007 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 10/25/2007.

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Wildfires and At-Risk Populations

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Listen for advice from local authorities and limit your exposure to any smoke, including low levels.  Created: 10/25/2007 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 10/25/2007.

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Keep Children Safe From Drowning in Flooded Areas

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As the cleanup process begins after a natural disaster, there may be areas of flooding. Watch your children to prevent them from playing in or around flood water.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 10/22/2007.

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Electrical Safety During a Hurricane

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Power outages and flooding can cause electrical hazards. Never touch a downed power line or anything in contact with one.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 10/22/2007.

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Preventing Mold After a Disaster

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When rain or flood waters get into your building, take steps to prevent mold growth.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 10/22/2007.

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Evacuating the Area of a Hurricane

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If a hurricane warning is issued for your area, or authorities tell you to evacuate, take only essential items. If you have time, turn off gas, electricity, and water and disconnect appliances.  Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.   Date Released: 10/10/2007.

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