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Hurricane Season: Are You Ready?
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.
Proper Use of Candles During a Power Outage
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.
Evacuating the Area of a Hurricane
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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