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Environmental disasters and climate change

Canadian National Adaptation Strategy for climate preparedness

This is an ongoing process and they are in final strategy development with a target for report release by end of this year. The links at the bottom of the page provide access to more information and discussion fora.


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Health Canada publications and resources available on Climate Change, including resources for community preparedness. This page is a list of links including a communications toolkit.



Extreme heat events. Lessons from Seattle's record-breaking summers.  An interview from ASPR-TRACIE senior editor Dr. John Hick with local disaster experts.

Government of Canada Extreme Heat Events Guidelines: Technical Guide for Health Care Workers. This is both a clinical and management resource.

Drought Monitoring

Impact of temperature


Hurricane safety tips and resources

The Red Cross guide to preparing for hurricanes

Detailed weather information and alerts (Canada)

CDC- Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms Hurricane Resources:

Protective Equipment for Workers in Hurricane Flood Response
Information from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on personal protective equipment (PPE) and worker safety.

Storm/Flood and Hurricane/Typhoon Response
Resource page for emergency response, including information on cleanup, disaster site management, and medical risks.

MMWR: Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods
Comprehensive report on health risks from mold and remediation.

Educational Materials by Topic (English & Spanish) Patient information for survivors after a hurricane about the risks they might face at home

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