Current Events and Natural Disaster Preparedness

Current Events and Natural Disaster Preparedness is a section devoted to providing resources and information when a natural disaster strikes. In the past, this section has featured information on hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Some of the biggest events covered have been Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the Haiti Earthquake (2010).

Hurricane Preparedness

In light of the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the AANA would like to extend its sympathy to those who have lost friends, family members and property in this tumultuous act of Nature.

FEMA App - receive National Weather Service alerts, safety reminders, locate open shelters, share photos with first responders.
Disaster Supplies Kit - what your 3 day survival kit should include.
Find Open Shelters
This Red Cross site allows you to search by location.
Safe and Well List
This Red Cross site allows you to list yourself or find others.

Flood Resources

Flood Preparedness
Because floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, it is essential to implement a plan-of-action before the water rises. Below are some resources that offer steps to help you be better prepared for a flood.
Emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food and water safety precautions.

Tornado Resources 


Disaster Resources


CRNAs Volunteer for Haiti

In the tragic wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists pulled up stakes and headed for the small but afflicted country of Haiti to offer their nursing and anesthesia services to Haiti's citizens. AANA pays tribute to these nurse anesthetists for their volunteer efforts.

 Events of Interest


​Throughout the year, there are days, weeks and months devoted to awareness of particular healthcare issues and professions. AANA lists these events for informational purposes only.

Events of Interest




The resources in the Current Events section may incorporate or summarize views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled and presented in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the views of the AANA.
Links to third party websites are inserted for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organization.



 Suggested Reading




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