Rapid assessment of the needs and health status in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, Florida, after Hurricane Ivan, September 2004.

@article{Bayleyegn2006RapidAO,
  title={Rapid assessment of the needs and health status in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, Florida, after Hurricane Ivan, September 2004.},
  author={Tesfaye M Bayleyegn and Amy B Funk Wolkin and Kathleen Oberst and Stacy Young and Carlos Javier S{\'a}nchez and Annette Phelps and Joann Schulte and Carol Rubin and Dahna Batts},
  journal={Disaster management & response : DMR : an official publication of the Emergency Nurses Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={12-8}
}
BACKGROUND Hurricane Ivan, a Category 3 storm, devastated the Florida panhandle on September 16, 2004, causing extensive property damage and 24 deaths. The Florida Department of Health requested assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct a rapid assessment in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties to determine the health impact of the hurricane and needs of the affected population. METHODS A questionnaire was administered 6 days after the hurricane made landfall. The… CONTINUE READING