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Health Information on Floods

Posted by on March 20th, 2019 Posted in: Consumer Health, General, NLM Resources, Public Health, Public Libraries


As the flooding continues in the Midwest, we wondered if you were responding to requests for assistance from any libraries in your regions. Below are some resources which focus on flooding. Please let us know if there is any way we can assist.

Aimed at the Professional Workforce: 

Aimed at the General Public:

Additional Resources:

  • Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Topic Collection: Utility Failures (e.g. blackouts, potable water)
  • U.S. Health and Human Services HHS emPOWER Map 3.0 gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code
  • Healthcare Ready RX Open Map indicates pharmacies open during a disaster
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
    • Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746; Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990; TTY 1-800-846-8517
    • Spanish Speakers: Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”; From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746; From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663 (en Español)

View more resources and information on our website. 

Image of the author ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi's professional background includes work in public libraries. She currently serves as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) American Library Association (ALA) Advisory Committee. In the past, she has served as an ALA-Councilor-At-Large and on a variety ALA committees. In 2011 she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, and gardening.

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