CDPHE Disaster Recovery Guide for the Public

Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time, affecting human health, people’s lives and the infrastructure built to support them. Environmental health problems arising from emergencies and disasters are connected to their effects on the physical, biological and social environment that pose a threat to human health, well-being and survival: shelter, water, sanitation, disease vectors, pollution, etc. The information contained within this guide is meant to provide the public some initial guidance in order to begin the recovery process as soon as possible in the aftermath of natural disaster. Please note that the guidance contained in this guide is subject to change at any time depending on the significance and scope of the type of disaster.