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2020 hurricane season: An opportunity to look into disaster preparedness

As Hurricane Laura makes landfall in the southern United States, we’ve updated our list of resources to help reporters connect with public health officials and other sources.

Extensive flooding and damage to local health infrastructure means people will be dealing with the public health effects of the storm for a while.

Even if you’re not reporting on an affected location, this may be a good time to ask some questions of your local public health leaders and write about disaster preparedness issues. Here are some resources to help craft those questions:

Government agencies

AHCJ articles and tip sheets

Media coverage and nonprofit reports

Bara Vaida and Pia Christensen contributed to this updated tip sheet.