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Resilience and Hurricane Katrina

Natural and human-made disasters place an enormous physical, social, economic, and emotional strain on those caught up in its stress. Preexisting emotional strengths and weaknesses are accentuated during a person's response to a disaster. Most, as noted in this entry, regardless of the severity of the community and individual insult, manage to perform beyond their expectations; a small proportion is unable to do so and requires nurturing from others. This entry describes a community's response to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, its wind, rain, subsequent flooding, and delayed relief efforts.

Clinical Epidemiological Data from Hurricane Katrina

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) documented a chronology, climacteric, and description of impacts, storm surge, rainfall data, and other contributing data associated with Hurricane Katrina. NOAA's report describes ...

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