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ASPR TRACIE, The Exchange Volume 5

The Exchange is the official newsletter of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE).

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National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) provides information and advisories on Tropical Storm Hermine.

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Ready.gov: Hurricane Preparedness

This page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

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HealthcareReady: Rx Open

Rx Open helps patients find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disaster. Combining multiple data feeds from the pharmaceutical industry, Rx Open displays the precise location on Google Maps of open pharmacies, closed pharmacies, and those whose status is unknown. This critical information assists government officials in assessing an emergency's impact on public health in a disaster area.

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ASPR TRACIE Hurricane Resources At Your Fingertips

ASPR TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) Topic Collections provide a wide array of materials and resources for further research. This document provides numerous hurricane-related resources applicable to a variety of stakeholders and audiences.

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Hurricane Harvey—Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that can cause sudden illness and death if present in sufficient concentration in the ambient air. During a significant power outage, persons using alternative fuel or power sources such as generators or gasoline powered engine tools...

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Hurricane Harvey: Health & Mental Health Volunteers Needed

Are you a Health or Mental Health Professional? Volunteers are needed.

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American Kidney Fund Disaster Relief Program

The nonprofit American Kidney Fund (AKF) has activated its Disaster Relief Program to provide emergency funds to help Texas dialysis patients whose homes or clinics are affected by Hurricane Harvey and the expected catastrophic flooding.

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American Kidney Fund Expands Disaster Relief Assistance

The nonprofit American Kidney Fund (AKF) has expanded its Disaster Relief Program to provide emergency funds to help Louisiana dialysis patients who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. AKF announced last week that it had activated the program to help Texas dialysis patients.

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Texas Board of Nursing (BON) to Implement Disaster Licensing Procedure

The BON is implementing a disaster licensing procedure to respond to this declared disaster.

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