The Impact of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees from Louisiana and Mississippi on Georgia Emergency Departments: Syndromic Surveillane and Disasters

Description: 

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall just east of New Orleans, LA at 6:10AM CST and again at the LA/MS border at 10:00AM CST as a Category 3 hurricane, causing mass destruction along their coastlines. The devastation in LA and MS forced many residents to evacuate. Outside of the hurricane affected areas of LA, MS, and AL, GA received the second largest number of evacuees (approximately 125,000).

 

Objective

To describe the victims of Hurricane Katrina who evacuated to GA and to assess their impact on emergency departments enrolled in GA’s syndromic surveillance system.

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Original Publication Year: 
2006
Event/Publication Date: 
October, 2006

July 30, 2018

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