para. 24). Investing in pure water supplies can help control sewage overflows and better improve the health of our communities. Another crisis we face in Nueces County is destruction from hurricanes. Ashurricane season approaches it will be an even greater challenge to plan for evacuation and shelter. City and county officials refine emergency hurricane plans for years. But new considerations to combat virus spread are now being taken into account, to include beefed up stockpiles of supplies – disinfectants and cloth face coverings, for example – and plotting out the logistics of social distancing in historically crowded disaster facilities (Crow, 2020, para. 13). Experts say evacuations could be a mess, particularly for vulnerable populations. And while such events are always challenging, public health officials recognize that a call to evacuate during a pandemic could confuse people who have heard for months that the safest thing they could do was to stay home and social distance (Cohen, 2020, para. 13).Both of these issues pose a great problem for public health and will have a significant impact on our daily lives. By staying on top of the
latest news will help make people more aware and engage in better decision making processes within the community.ReferenceBurns, A. (2020, May 29). High levels of fecal bacteria found along Corpus Christi beaches. Retrieved June 29, 2020, from -bacteria-found-along-corpus-christi-beaches/5282797002/Cohen, R. (2020, June 15). Coronavirus Pandemic Complicates Hurricane Preparedness. Retrieved June 29, 2020, from -disaster-response/Crow, K. (2020, June 05). Amid COVID-19 crisis, hurricane season brings new challenges. Retrieved June 29, 2020, from -preparation-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-means-new-challenges/5273704002/Director, J. (2020, February 06). Making the Case for Investing in Clean Water. Retrieved June 29, 2020, from -blog/ame/making-case-investing-clean-waterReplyReply to Comment
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