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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

Food Safety


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

Drinking Water


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

Other information

USDA - Food Safety Emergency Preparedness Fact sheet



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