Hurricanes and Public Health Concerns
Below are links to information that is helpful for hurricane recovery.
NJ Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide
Red Cross Returning Home After a Flood Flyer
OSHA Recommendations for Cleanup Protection
Re-opening a food establishment after a power outage
Post-Hurricane Food Safety Frequently Asked Questions
Food Safety Following a Hurricane
Guidance to Prevent Illness From Food and Water During Flooding and Hurricane Conditions
Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Water Supply
US EPA Recommendations for How to Check Wells after a Flood Events
Disinfection of Private Wells
Local Boil Water Advisories
US EPA Recommendations for How to Check Septic Systems after a Flood Events
Pool facilities, Natural fresh water bathing beaches and residential pools: Guidance for bathing facilities affected by Hurricane Irene.
NJDHSS Opens Call Center for Public Health Concerns in Aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Flooding, Power Outages
Post-Hurricane Tips from NJDHSS
Flood water and Sewage
NJ211 Hurricane and Relief Recovery Assistance Guide 2011
Other Valuable Information
Hurricane Sandy Children's Flyer
Hurricane Sandy Children's Flyer - Spanish
Public Service Announcements (PSAs) featuring Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd.
These audio PSAs provide information on mold education and encourage volunteers, contractors, and homeowners doing recovery work to protect their health by wearing protective gear such as gloves, boots and goggles.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control
Worker and personal health and safety during a flood
A Guide to Health and Safety During Hurricanes -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information related to power outages
CDC - Drinking Water Advisory Tool Kit
USDA - Food Safety Emergency Preparedness Fact sheet