The FDA reminds consumers to take precautions for storing water and ensuring the safety of their food and medical supplies for themselves and their pets during and after tornado-related rain, possible flooding and power outages.
The agency also reminds consumers that it is important to have a plan in place for emergency medication and medical supplies for both people and animals. This is especially true for those with health concerns, particularly if the power goes out.
- Hurricanes: Health and Safety
- Hurricane Safety Checklist
- Tornado (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
- Tornado Preparedness (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
- Winter Storms and Extreme Cold (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
For questions about specific drug products, call the FDA general number: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
Natural Disasters and Drugs
Safe Drug Use After a Natural Disaster
Drugs can be damaged by flooding, contaminated water, or high temperatures.
Information Regarding Insulin Storage and Switching Between Products in an Emergency Contact Information for Questions about Clinical Investigations Affected by Natural Disasters Reporting Prescription Drug Sample Losses, Known Thefts, and Possible Diversion to the FDA in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster Insect Repellent Use and Safety in Children
Other Government Resources
- Hurricanes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Hurricane Preparedness (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Tornado (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Tornado Preparedness (Dept. of Health and Human Services) Flood (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Natural Disasters and Severe Weather (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)