Current Events and Natural Disaster Preparedness

Current Events and Natural Disaster Preparedness is a section devoted to providing resources and information when a natural disaster strikes. In the past, this section has featured information on hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Some of the biggest events covered have been Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the Haiti Earthquake (2010).

Wildfire Resources

California Wildfires Resources

Student Emergency Educational Grants
From the AANA Foundation: "The Emergency Educational Grant Program is intended to support student nurse anesthetists during times of financial hardship and natural disaster. We anticipate the funding to vary according to need (one time application per person, up to $5,000). A Spanish version of this application is available."

Hurricane Resources

Flood Resources

Flood Preparedness
Because floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, it is essential to implement a plan-of-action before the water rises. Below are some resources that offer steps to help you be better prepared for a flood.

What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods
Emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food and water safety precautions.

Tornado Resources

Tornado Safety Resources

Disaster Resources