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Hurricane Season is Coming

Pacific season begins May 15 and Atlantic Season begins June 1.

Hurricane season brings with it the potential for devastating impacts, and it is crucial to prepare both medical facilities and homes to mitigate risks and safeguard lives.

Search the Resource Central website for more resources with keywords, hurricanes or disaster preparedness, for more information.

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Course Course

Be Hurricane Ready

For clinicians that are affected by hurricanes this education developed by Texas Children’s Hospital can help you prepare families with children and youth with special healthcare needs.

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Toolkit

Hurricane Response – Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs

This collection of resources provides response and recovery information for use by families, organizations, and clinicians providing care to CSHCN in the affected areas.

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Summary

Supporting Children in All the Spheres of Their Lives: Lessons from Katrina

Lessons learned from Katrina discussion and implications for planning and preparedness

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Journal Article

Improving Disaster Preparedness for Children: A 75-Year Review in Pediatrics

This website focuses on enhancing disaster preparedness specifically for children, a vulnerable population often overlooked in emergency planning. It provides resources, guidelines, and tools to aid healthcare professionals, policymakers, and communities in ensuring the safety and well-being of children during disasters.

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Book

Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms

This publication from FEMA offers comprehensive guidance on planning, designing, constructing, and operating safe rooms to protect individuals during extreme-wind events like tornadoes and hurricanes.

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Job Aid Job Aid

Hurricanes: Helping Your Family Be Prepared

This site emphasizes the importance of communication, staying informed, and addressing children's emotional needs during such emergencies.