Crystal Beasley

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INTRODUCTION The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) implemented an active mortality surveillance system to enumerate and characterize hurricane-related deaths during Hurricane Ike in 2008. This surveillance system used established guidelines and case definitions to categorize deaths as directly, indirectly, and possibly related to Hurricane(More)
BACKGROUND On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike, a category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, made landfall near Galveston, Texas. Ike produced a damaging, destructive, and deadly storm surge across the upper Texas and southwestern Louisiana coasts. Thirty-four Texas counties were declared disaster areas by the Federal Emergency Management(More)
Passion for their work--whether in fashion, printing for the blind, water conservation, or Lego robotics--drives makers to render their individual visions in tangible forms that can benefit others. In "Slow Fashion," by Crystal Beasley, "Emmie's Lunchbox," by Emmeline Parsons, "Filmmaking's Transformation in the 21st Century," by Melissa Pierce, "Dismissrr:(More)
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