ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X37.0XXA

Hurricane, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code X37.0XXA

ICD-10: X37.0XXA
Short Description: Hurricane, initial encounter
Long Description: Hurricane, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X37.0XXA

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Cataclysmic storm (X37)

Information for Patients


Also called: Cyclones, Typhoons

A hurricane is a severe type of tropical storm. Hurricanes produce high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms. Hurricanes can cause tremendous damage. Winds can exceed 155 miles per hour. Hurricanes and tropical storms can also spawn tornadoes and lead to flooding. The high winds and heavy rains can destroy buildings, roads and bridges, and knock down power lines and trees. In coastal areas, very high tides called storm surges cause extensive damage.

Although there are no guarantees of safety during a hurricane, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety, and losses. If you do experience a disaster, it is normal to feel stressed. You may need help in finding ways to cope.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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