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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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Evacuating the Area of a Hurricane PSA (:30)

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General instructions related to evacuation.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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What to Do If Your Appliances Are Wet After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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Stay safe if appliances get wet in a natural disaster.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Staying Safe in Your Home During a Hurricane PSA (:30)

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How to stay safe in your home during a hurricane.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Staying Safe Around Dogs After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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Safety around dogs after a natural disaster.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Staying Safe Around Buildings Damaged After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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Safety in buildings damaged in a disaster.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Proper Use of Candles During a Power Outage PSA (:30)

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Safe use of candles after a natural disaster.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Preventing Mold After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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Preventing mold after rain or flood.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Preventing Chain Saw Injuries After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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Chain saw safety after a disaster.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Preparing for Hurricanes - Prescription Medications PSA (:30)

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Reminder to take prescription medicines when evacuating.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Preparing for a Hurricane PSA (:30)

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Preparing if you're under a hurricane watch or warning.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Electrical Safety During a Hurricane PSA (:30)

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Electrical safety during power outages.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Driving Through Water After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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Dangers of driving through flooded areas.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Coping With Depression and Thoughts of Suicide After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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Get help for depression and thoughts of suicide after a natural disaster.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Emergency Wound Care After a Disaster PSA (:30)

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First aid during a disaster.  Created: 10/25/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2009.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning PSA (:30)

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Warns about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Created: 10/21/2009 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/21/2009.

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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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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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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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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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