Public health nurses play a role in preparing populations for disasters and then assisting in the recovery from a disaster. Disasters are defined as overwhelming destruction in a community that requires extraordinary assistance. Click on this link to visit Ready.gov to learn about preparing for a disaster. Link (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Describe disasters that may affect Staten Island NY, EXCLUDING Hurricane Sandy, where you live including vulnerabilities due to water, manufacturing, travel, and other situations that could arise. Investigate the disaster plan for the town you live in. Present information on what you learned about how residents of your town will be assisted, who the populations at high risk are and what they need? Discuss how you are preparing your family for an emergency situation. Provide a link to Staten Island NY emergency website.
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