Hurricane hazards present unique and complex challenges to all those who confront them. Preparing for, enduring, and recovering from hurricanes requires the partnership of a diverse array of business, government, volunteer, professional organizations, all working in concert towards the common goals of protecting people, pets, and property. One place where this is especially true in Puerto Rico, which in 2017 suffered one of the most catastrophic hurricane seasons in recent history. Struck by the powerful Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rico is still recovering during the present hurricane season.
This webinar will examine Puerto Rico’s disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts from an industrial hygiene and an environmental health perspective.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Identify key steps in hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery
- Identify hazards associated with hurricanes
- Discuss the partnerships that take place between businesses, governments, volunteers, and professional organizations
- Understand the current status of hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and continuing needs.
Dr. Pablo Méndez-Lázaro