Wind, rain, flooding, and fear: coordinating military public health in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Dean L. Winslow
  • Published 2005 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…

Abstract

On 29 August 2005, a category 4 hurricane struck the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and southeast Louisiana, resulting in widespread destruction caused by winds in excess of 190 km/h (120 miles/h), heavy rain, and flooding. Communication, electricity, and fresh water supplies were disrupted throughout the region, rendering much of the area uninhabitable. Despite… (More)

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