With the busy, devastating hurricane season of 2008 now past, the NLM is highlighting its many online disaster and preparedness services. The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) offers in-depth guides and online resources that are especially useful for public health and emergency planners, including:
- Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness: Provides links to Web sites featuring emergency preparedness for special populations including people with disabilities, senior citizens, women, and children.
- Hurricanes: Offers links to information about preparedness, recovery and environmental health.
- Disaster Recovery and Environmental Health: Contains information on recovering from disasters, including guidelines for environmental cleanup.
The popular NLM site MedlinePlus contains numerous, informative Web pages, available in both English and Spanish.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides comprehensive online health and safety information for the public, first responders and health professionals caught in the paths of hurricanes or tropical storms.