Health and Safety
Guidelines for Physicians and Healthcare Providers
This section provides general points that you, as a health care provider, may want to consider before your patients participate in clean-up efforts. Additionally, this section contains helpful information for patients that become ill following response and recovery activities.
Guidelines for Workers, Volunteers, and Residents
This section provides general points that you, as a worker, volunteer and/or resident, may want to consider before participating in clean-up efforts following severe storms.
Why should you be concerned about exposure to mold when severe wet weather has flooded buildings and things smell moldy?
How can you protect yourself from exposures related to mold and moisture? What PPE/Personal Protective Equipment should you wear?
Rebuilding with Resiliency
Resilient building is becoming increasingly important due to climate change. Sea level rise, increased abundance and/or severity of storms, and overall increased precipitation intensity are expected for many areas of the U.S.