When disaster strikes, people’s lives are changed in unexpected and unprecedented ways. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks and chemical warfare, and public health disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic all cause individuals to suffer in a myriad of ways for which they are often unprepared.
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The very thing that has made cities vulnerable in a pandemic has protected them in other disasters. March 24, 2020 By Emily Badger Study cited in NY Times
The health dangers don’t stop with a hurricane’s churning. They can get worse. By William Wan ,Lena H. Sun and Carolyn Y. Johnson September 17 In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence’s winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose life-threatening hazards: snakes, submerged sharp objects, bacterial infections and disease-carrying mosquitoes.
More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others Science Magazine, February 27, 2018
‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms Long after a big hurricane blows through, its effects hammer the mental-health system.
Rhodes recently spoke with Health about her research on Hurricane Katrina survivors, and about the field of post-traumatic grief in general.
Mental health professionals seek to restore something else survivors lost: Peace of mind
September 11, 2001 changed a lot about America, including many changes that, by now, you barely notice. So did the Hurricanes and tropical storms –Katrina, Irene, and Sandy — all of which reshaped how and where we live. continue reading → Read more