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Hurricane Response

EPA works closely with federal agencies, states, and local governments to respond quickly to environmental concerns and natural disasters, including hurricanes. In the event of a major hurricane, EPA activates experienced response personnel from EPA Regional offices to assist with the environmental impacts and potential threats to human health.  Learn how to prepare for and recover from a hurricane.

ALWAYS CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help.