With Pacific hurricane season beginning in just one week, and North Atlantic hurricane season following shortly after on June 1, now is the time for Americans to prepare for hurricanes.
While most Americans are aware that preparedness is necessary to keep them safe during hurricanes, there are a variety of challenges that can prevent people and communities from preparing. Those who are preparing take steps like stocking their home with supplies, creating a disaster plan, and learning their evacuation route. An absolutely crucial component of these actions, but one that is often not discussed, is health preparedness.
That’s why we’re teaming up with CDC’s Center for Preparedness and Response (@CDCemergency) to dedicate an entire Twitter Chat to the topic of health preparedness! Join us on Twitter on Thursday, May 9 from 2 to 3pm ET to discuss how communities and individuals can prepare their health for hurricanes and other emergencies.
Join us and our partners as we share resources and information to help you, your organization, and your community prepare. We aim to discuss:
For more information and/or to receive the questions in advance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.