Hurricane safety information from APHA's Get Ready campaign

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Recent hurricanes have had devastating effects. We’re sharing ways to help.

Make a donation for Florence relief

The best way to help after a disaster is to donate directly to a response organization. When you give to a group that has expertise in helping after disasters, it helps ensure a steady flow of aid from people who are specially trained to provide it.

• American Red Cross

• CDC Foundation

• Feeding America

See more relief organizations with high ratings from Charity Navigator

Staying safe after the storm

CDC: Tips for cleaning after a flood

FDA: Food safety after a flood or hurricane

FEMA: Turn around, don’t drown: Never drive through floodwaters

CDC: How to help family or friends in hurricane-affected areas

Check out our Get Ready fact sheets for safety tips before and after a hurricane

Use these tools from Get Ready to keep yourself, your family and your community safe.


• Hurricanes

• Flooding

• Power outages

• Water supplies

Food and water safety

• Sheltering in place

Disaster stockpile list

Top 10 items for your disaster supplies


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Read our Q&A on preparing for hurricane season with the National Hurricane Center

Donate to help people in Houston and Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria

One America Appeal
Disaster Relief Fund: For Commissioned Corps personnel impacted by flooding
• United for Puerto Rico
• UNICEF Puerto Rico relief
• American Red Cross
• Global Giving: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Receive training to help in future disasters

• Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Medical Reserve Corps, HHS
• Community Emergency Response Team training

Resources for public health professionals

APHA climate change page
• Fact sheet: Extreme rainfall and drought
• Fact sheet: Warm water and flooding
• Environmental Health Playbook
Case example on Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy

See our our infographic on extreme weather and health

Listen to our podcast from The Nation's Health: How climate change drives extreme weather: What you need to know now

More hurricane safety information
National Hurricane Center
CDC: Hurricanes and other tropical storms
Mental health support from SAMHSA

Know of other resources we should list on this page? Send an email.

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