Major Hurricanes: Potential Health and Medical Implications [Updated March 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "This ASPR TRACIE [Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange] resource was developed to provide a short overview of the potential significant health and medical response and recovery needs facing hurricane- and severe storm-affected areas, based on past experience and lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Maria, and others. The list of considerations is not exhaustive but does reflect a thorough environmental scan of publications and resources available on past storm response and anecdotal information from first responders who were on scene. The intent of the document is to aid the 'ESF [Emergency Support Function]-8 Family' in thinking through the different potential problems that may present as Requests for Assistance and unmet needs. Our hope is that this document can aid readers in anticipating some of these potential issues to either avoid them or be ready to respond to them as needed. Those faced with leading the response and recovery from a hurricane may use this document as a reference, while simultaneously focusing on the actual assessments and issues specific to their communities and the unmet needs as they develop."

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