Evacuating the Area of a Hurricane
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)
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This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If a hurricane warning is issued for your area, or authorities tell you to evacuate, take only essential items. If you have time, turn off natural gas, electricity, and water and disconnect appliances. Make sure your automobile's emergency kit is ready. Be sure to take prescription drugs and medical supplies with you. Follow the designated evacuation routes and expect heavy traffic.
To learn more, contact your local emergency management authorities or call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or 1-888-232-6348 (TTY) or go to http://emergency.cdc.gov/ .
- Page last reviewed: April 26, 2012
- Page last updated: January 10, 2014
- Content source:
- National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health (ONDIEH); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP); National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)