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How EPA Responds to Natural Disasters

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

Reduce or avoid risks to health and the environment due to natural disasters - at home, community or school, or your business.  

Human Health Impacts

EPA has considerable expertise on the potential health impacts for any type of natural disaster. EPA may collect samples or monitor conditions in or near disaster areas. Toxicologists and other specialists may be needed to evaluate environmental conditions and potential effects on populations.

Emergency Response

EPA may be called upon to provide support to initial responders for any type of natural disaster. Read more on EPA's emergency response site.

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