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Hurricane Florence and Related Flooding

Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Earlier this month Hurricane Florence made landfall in parts of North and South Carolina. Large amounts of rainfall followed leading to historical flooding in those areas. Although, the national office has not heard of any physicians affected by this latest disaster, we continue to pray for the health and safety of our members and the patients we serve. Contained in this article are links to information on how to clean-up after flooding, generator safety, cleaning out mold, food storage and coping with disaster. If you live in any of the areas affected by the flooding, power outages, wind damage or any other effects please contact your Constituent (State) Society President, North Carolina-Old North State Medical Society, John Woodyear, MD, president@onsms.org and South Carolina, Palmetto Medical Society, Gerald Wilson MD gwils19@msn.com.

For those who want to donate, NMA suggests the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disaster and Kingdom Ministries.

Let us all continue to pray for restoration of the health, homes, towns, and cities of those in the affected areas.

CDC Resources for Florence-affected Communities

Clean up safely with children:
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/kids_cleanup_safety.html
https://www.cdc.gov/es/disasters/hurricanes/kids_cleanup_safety.html

Coping with disaster:
English: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/pdf/Coping_with_Disaster.pdf
Spanish: https://emergency.cdc.gov/es/coping/pdf/Coping_with_Disaster_ESP.pdf

Helping Children Cope
English: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/pdf/children-coping-factsheet-508.pdf
Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/es/documents/children-coping-factsheet-spanish-508.pdf

Coping poster for children:
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/pdf/children_not_say_feeling_crisis.pdf

Homeowner's guide to mold cleanup:
English: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/pdfs/Homeowners_and_Renters_Guide.pdf
Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/pdfs/IEPWG_Mold_Homeowners_and_Renters_Spanish_508.pdf

Shopping list for cleaning up mold:
English: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/shoppinglist.html
Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/es/disasters/shoppinglist.html

What to do before entering a home with mold:
English: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/What-to-Wear.html
Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/es/what-to-wear.html

What to wear when cleaning up debris:
English: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/cleanup-debris-after-disaster.html
Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/es/disasters/cleanup/cleanup-debris-after-disaster.html

Generator safety:
English: https://www.cdc.gov/co/pdfs/Generators.pdf
Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/co/pdfs/CO_Generator_Safety_Spanish.pdf

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