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There are quite a few things that we can do after a storm to protect ourselves during cleanup. Some hazards that you may potentially face after a storm is floods, contaminated food and/or water, mold, chemicals and even unstable buildings and roads. During cleanup you will always want to protect your head by wearing a hard hat and also protect your eyes by wearing goggles. You also should wear a respirator if working near toxic spores so that you won’t damage your respiratory system.

Key Takeaways:

  • Over the years, several hurricanes have devastated many parts of the US.
  • Even after the storms have passed, there are health hazards ranging from mosquitoes to back injuries from cleanup.
  • Read on to find out what protective equipment you should wear when preparing to clean up after a hurricane or severe storm.

“other forms of protection should be worn to ensure the safety of those assisting in cleanup efforts.”

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