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Disaster Recovery: Public Health Challenges 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

By Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, FRSPH
Faculty Member, School of Public Health at American Public University

On August 29, Mississippi will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the single greatest natural disaster ever experienced by the state.

Damages exceeding $125 billion encompassed all 82 Mississippi counties. A 30-foot storm surge wiped out 90 percent of the buildings along the Gulf Coast, 238 people died, and 67 people went missing.