Extreme winter weather conditions can pose increased health risks due to flooding, power outages, hypothermia and accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. The following are resources on these topics that are provided in various languages.
- How to Prepare for Flooding Tips and link to PDF brochure in 20+ languages
- Flood safety video in multiple languages: English, Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, French, Hmong, Khmer (Cambodian), Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Flood Information in Multiple Languages: Arabic, German, Somali, Bosnian, Haitian Creole, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese
- Cleaning a basement after a flood - King County: Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese
- Subscribe to Regional Public Information Network (RPIN) and receive the latest flooding information and alerts as soon as news breaks.
Risk and Prevention of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Information for health care providers (includes action request and resources from Public Health – Seattle & King County)
- Patient information on Carbon Monoxide poisoning in 23 languages (includes pictograms and factsheets from Public Health – Seattle & King County)
- Carbon Monoxide Video in Somali from Public Health – Seattle & King County
- Carbon Monoxide Video in English from Public Health – Seattle & King County
- The Silent Killer – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention – Amharic video with English Summary
- Amer Journal Public Health article: Carbon Monoxide Epidemic Among Immigrant Populations: King County, Washington, 2006
Power Outages and Hypothermia
- Public Health – Seattle & King County makes available English and translated information (Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese) about what to do when the power goes out and how to prevent and treat hypothermia.