Hurricane Recovery

Swirling hurricane as seen from space.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has tools and resources that can be used during emergency events and natural disasters to assist in response and recovery efforts.


Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist

Reopening a closed ("shuttered") hospital to expand surge capacity in an emergency requires significant planning. This Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to assist staff responsible for management, legal, facility, staffing, security, materials management, and transportation planning.

Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, and focused on post-event evacuations.

Disaster Alternate Care Facilities: Report and Interactive Tools

This report and the related interactive computer tools will help institutions and communities select alternate care facilities and determine which patients to send to them.

Page last reviewed September 2017
Page originally created August 2017
Internet Citation: Hurricane Recovery. Content last reviewed September 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/hurricane-recovery.html