Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Injury types included abrasion/cut/puncture and animal bites; no significant difference in injury was observed between individuals from flooded and non-flooded homes. 0 Mangrove ecosystems and mortality reduction in cyclones June 17, 2009. 8 8 drowning, 2 Hit by falling tree limb NR In the wake of Hurricane Isabel: a prospective study of postevent trauma and injury control strategies. <.001, *Model Statistics: N=953, chi-square p-value. Increased number of CO poisonings and hydrocarbon fuel exposures were observed in the post-storm periods. Jani AA, Fierro M, Kiser S, et al. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 New York, NY: Chapman and Hall, Inc, 1993. During 14% of visits were relief workers, 34% were residents, and 52% were unknown; relief workers were 5.8 (CI:5.0-6.8) times more like to be treated in nonhospital facilities than residents. Reflecting on these disasters and our response mechanisms leaves a lot to be desired for a society that must value human life. However, even with this under-representation the impact of cyclones is huge, with 466 million people affected, 412,644 deaths and 290,654 injuries were reported as a result of cyclones between 1980 and 2009. NR Earthquakes leaves permanent scars on people’s life. 650 Eur J Emerg Med 2010;17:37-41. Analysis included descriptive statistics and bivariate tests for associations between cyclone characteristics and mortality using Stata 11.0. 33% of evacuees with children and 29% without children were injured; 13% in each group reported serious injuries. I say this because, while natural disasters might appear to “cost” a lot more money in developed countries, some might argue that tropical cyclones cause a heck of a lot more damage in developING countries. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 A significant disparity between cyclone mortality in developing and developed nations persists, though apart from simple casualty counts there is little information available on the epidemiology of cyclone morbidity and mortality in less developed countries. Disclaimer Copyright. Summarized By Cause 0 Disaster medicine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Waring SC, Reynolds KM, D'Souza G, et al. When examined by sex, an increased mortality risk among men was observed in the eight of the ten studies that reported deaths by sex; males accounted for 59.4% of US hurricane deaths reported (Table 6). Zimbabwe, like its neighbours Mozambique and Malawi, is reeling from the effects of Cyclone Idai, which caused loss of lives and left a trail of destruction. Cyclone aftermath: research and directions for the future. 2004 & 2005 hurricanes Review of injuries that presented at the Houstan, Texas, Reliant Park clinic. 0 Hurricane Georges, 1998 Facility, ER visits Eavey J, Ratard R. Post-Katrina mortality in the greater New Orleans area, Louisiana. 16 and Dept. Race was associated with increased injury risk in several studies, however, the race most at risk for injury varied 24,25,26,56. Medical examiners and coroners, Florida and Louisiana 1990 Significantly more wound injuries to the lower extremities (rate = 13.7; 95% CI = 11.6-16) and upper limbs (rate = 6.5; 95% CI =5.1-8.2). *Best estimate figures are based on the highest reported number of deaths or injuries in an event from either EM-DAT or NHC; homeless and total affected populations are reported only by EM-DAT. Accessed March 4, 2011. Tropical Storm Allison, 2001 By Cause MMWR, 198613 Florida Medical Examiners Comm. An estimated 466.1 million people were reported to be affected by cyclones between 1980 and 2009, including 20.1 million that were rendered homeless. 1993; 36(7):903-14. Cyclone Nargis, 2008 Lacerations, puncture wounds, chain saw injuries, burns, gasoline aspiration, gastrointestinal complaints, stings, and spouse abuse were found to increase following the storm. In the 30 year period between 1977 and 2009, approximately 466 million people were affected by cyclones; 20.1 million left homeless, 412,000 people died and 290,000 were injured, excluding an estimated 28,000 to 114,000 unrecorded injuries. Mortality Timeframe 0.098 Per capita GDP, WHO region and event decade were significantly associated with excess mortality, in particular for the mid- and high level mortality categories (10-99 deaths and ≥100 deaths, respectively). NR 1 Methods. Future vulnerability to cyclones will increase due to factors including population growth, urbanization, increasing coastal settlement and changing weather patterns. Disaster Manag Response. Prev Med. Hendrickson LA, Vogt RL, Goebert D, et al. Reported by NHC ≥100 deaths (n = 155) Brewer, 1994***24 Child mortality following Hurricane Katrina 3 trauma, 13 no cause reported x Persons in flooded homes were 4.8 (CI:1.9-12.8) times more likely to be injured than those living in non-flooded homes. Morbidity of Hurricane Fredric. J Public Health Manag Pract. Florida, 2004-05 Such was the case when Cyclone Gita struck in February this year. Hurricane Ike, 2008 Florida Describe deaths indirectly caused by the hurricane 32.40% Noji EK. Among indirect deaths cause of death was less frequently reported however trauma was the most common cause of indirect death followed by motor vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires or burns, and electrocution. 860 American Meteorological Society: Glossary of Meteorology. 7 motor vehicle accidents, 4 falling objects, 3 fires, 1 CO poisoning, 1 fall. ER Depts, S Carolina By decade, 42,5% (n=459) of events occurred in the 2000s, 29.6% (n=320) in the 1990s, and 27.9% (n=301) in the 1980s. 2006;96(8):1402-8. Describes hurricane related population-based mortality rates 10 NR Both older and younger population sub-groups also face an increased mortality risk. 7 motor vehicle accidents, 2 fire, 1 hypothermia, 1 fall, 1 unreported 14 0.019 19 Am J Prev Med. Ragan P, Schulte J, Nelson S et al. NR Prehosp Disaster Med. MMWR, 200034 Kim, 201065 10-99 deaths (n = 370) Africa Hurricane-related emergency department visits in an inland area: an area of the public health impact of Hurricane Hugo in North Carolina. Hurricanes Marilyn and Opal, 1995 Assesses cause of death and factors associated with mortality in Puerto Rico. Not reported The authors have no competing interests to declare. Findings from the historical event review are also consistent with previous observations that cyclone mortality varies by region, economic development level, and event severity.Cyclone impacts were concentrated in the Asia-Pacific region and the majority of fatalities occurred in developing nations. Hurricane Floyd, 1999 RRR (95% CI) The effects of Hurricane Mitch on a community in Northern Honduras. Each title was screened by two independent reviewers and was retained if either or both reviewers established that inclusion criteria were met. 459 NR Hurricane Andrew, 1992 Not reported Assessment of the post-hurricane incidence of traumatic brain injury in children Male Assesses mortality factors from deaths related to Hurricane Hugo. Ecological NR 3870 in the year following the storm Published by Experts. Western Pacific x 59% of injuries were tree related; most patients had severe and multiple injuries and one-third were admitted. Not reported Morbidity and mortality associated with Hurricane Floyd—North Carolina, September-October 1999. Brewer RD, Morris PD, Cole TB. 36 34 (21.9%) Keenan, 200438 The female mortality rate was 71/1000 as compared to 15/1000 among males ages 20-44. Available at URL: http://www.emdat.be/Database/terms.html. 13 (4.6%) 3 Combs DL, Parish RG, McNabb SJ, et al. 0-138,866 Floyd, 1999 0 deaths (n = 172) x Virginia Medical Examiner’s and Health Statistics Disasters. StataCorp. 14 Tropical cyclones. UNDP. Sullivent, 200653 Event(s) Epidemiologic review for risk factors for mortality in Hurricane Katrina Decade Not reported Hurricane Elena, 1985 The mortality was greatest in the SEARO regions while only 8% of deaths occurred in the AMRO region despite accounting for 37% of all events occurring there. Marilyn & Opal, 1995 107 heart disease, 46 other illnesses, 185 unspecified Katrina related Location(s) 89 records were visits related to the storm, 73 were injuries. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004;53(36):835-7. NR 3: Tropical cyclones and their affects on human populations. ⭐Cyclones are dangerous because they produce destructive winds, heavy rainfall with flooding and damaging storm. Female Events with deaths Describes effectiveness of post-hurricane surveillance activities in three counties of Mississippi Facility, ER and outpatient Zane, 201180 NR 6* Additional preparedness and mitigation strategies, particularly in less developed countries where the majority of cyclones occur, can lessen the impact of future events. Assesses mortality factors from deaths related to Hurricane Hugo. A man stands next to the wreckage a vehicles washed away on March 18, 2019 in Chimanimani, eastern Zimbabwe, after the area was hit by the cyclone Idai. New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997. Documents facility-based surveillance efforts of post-hurricane effects NR They are very common in India because of its long coastline. 21 With the green shelter belt gone, the houses in the area where he resides have been, in the last two months, getting warmer. Europe / E. Mediterranean Significantly more wound injuries to the lower extremities (rate = 13.7; 95% CI = 11.6-16) and upper limbs (rate = 6.5; 95% CI =5.1-8.2). 7 14,612 (16,653) *Regions as defined by the World Health Organization. 0.999 (.999-.999) 19 16 Challenges were encountered when modeling cyclone mortality including a non-normal distribution, which necessitated analysis with a categorical outcome. These figures likely substantially underestimate the true impact because estimates of the total affected population and the homeless population were reported in 78.7% (n=799) and 26.2% (n=283) of events, respectively. Future vulnerability to cyclones will increase due to factors including population growth, urbanization, increasing coastal settlement, and global warming. MMWR, 200541 Vest, 200654 5% of patients had trauma/injuries of which 29% were directly related to the cyclone. Injury rate of 4.5%, including 7 deaths resulting from injury. Injury data were reported in 28 of the 58 articles, 15 of which provided information on injury type (Table 7). MMWR, 200650 An increase in inflicted and non-inflicted traumatic brain injury was observed among young child in the 6 months following the storm. 53% (512/971) of the deceased were male. Spatial analysis of destruction caused by Hurricane 07B Males age 50-60 had the highest incidence of injury. Types of Damaging Effects of Typhoons. x 346 Reported by EM-DAT 10 (2.6%) Injuries 8 (4.7%) 15 The relative risk for injury was 6.86 (95 CI: 5.98–7.87) in the two week period after the storm as compared to the two weeks prior to the event. Relative risk ratios for mid-level mortality events were significantly lower in the European/Eastern Mediterranean, Americas, and Southeast Asia regions as compared to the Western Pacific. 7543 88% if hurricane diagnoses were injury related. 11 Male 0 Human Development Report 2009. Injuries Reported Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2008;29(2):148-53. Key word searches in MEDLINE (Ovid Technologies, humans), EMBASE (Elsevier, B.V., humans), SCOPUS (Elsevier B.V., humans), and Web of Knowledge/Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) were performed to identify articles published in July 2007 or earlier that described natural hazards and their impact on human populations. Virginia 1-138,866 Reference Demography. The leading mechanisms of injury were falls and cut/stab/pierce sounds, with a greater proportion of residents being injured as compared to relief workers; clean-up was the most common activity at the time of injury for both groups. 7 motor vehicle accidents, 4 falling objects, 3 fires, 1 CO poisoning, 1 fall. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1992 41(35):641-4. . NR Not applicable 38 x iii. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Displacement (n=6) 2 drownings x PNAS 2009;106(18):7357-7360. Jani, 200646 801 (74.2%) Before publishing your Essay on this site, please read the following pages: 1. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Information on 2007-2009 GDP and 2009 GINI index were used for analysis regardless of the event year, but these values may have been different for events in the 1980s. 17 Norris F, Sherrieb K, and Galea S. Prevalence and consequences of disaster related illness and injury from hurricane Ike. Examines demographics effects in Dade County Florida Male 0 Total Deaths NR 52 The mortality estimate presented in this study is consistent with recent estimates in other studies 67, but the numbers injured and displaced are likely gross underestimates given the low frequency with which these figures are reported. 35 (22.6%) 1994; 23(4):731-6. 6 (3.5%) 2 Brodie, 200645 Data Source(s) NR NR Deaths associated with Hurricanes Marilyn and Opal—United States, September-October, 1995. Table 7: Summary of Primary Research Articles with Injury Findings (n=27) Centers for Disease Control. NR Background. The overall impact of cyclones on human populations is summarized in Table 2. Findings of this review were contrary to the conclusions of other recent reviews which concluded that most storm-related mortality in developed countries occurs in the post-impact period 69. Americas NR 198 (53.5%) Smith CM, Graffeo CS. Federal Disaster Mortuary Op. Natural disaster hotspots: a global risk analysis—synthesis report. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1992 47(42):897-8. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 1.93 (0.73-5.09) 3 The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) commiserates with all those who were affected by the disastrous effects of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Preliminary medical examiner reports of mortality associated with Hurricane Charley—Florida 2004. Every year, cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes affect dozens of countriesaround the world. 77% (24/32) of the deceased were male. 11 blunt trauma, 4 asphyxia, 2 drowning Injuries were minor; the most common injury types reported were cuts/scrapes/scratches, animal/insect bites, and blunt trauma/bruising. Between Sept 5-11, there 4,391 visits for injuries, including 1,324 (30%) for tetanus vaccination with no further injury description. 1.03 (0.34-.3.06) Characterizes hurricane related injury and morbidity in Louisiana the death toll for that one was about 3,500 lives lost.” Amphan was a stronger storm than Sidr but lost a lot of its strength before making landfall. Study Type of Health Of 3265 facility visits, 1084 (33%) were storm-associated injuries involving minor wounds or musculoskeletal trauma. While minimal data on cyclone-related injuries and mortality is available from less developed settings, it can be presumed that developing nations also bear the burden of cyclone-attributable injury where the frequency and severity of injuries are inversely related to degree of physical protection 69. Louisiana Direct and indirect deaths, respectively, accounted for 56% and 44% of deaths (n=1450 deaths where cause was reported) and the primary causes of death were drowning (33%), direct injuries or trauma (21%), and indirect injuries or trauma (7%). 76% (162/213) of deceased were male. NR Africa ER Depts, N Carolina Studies that included gender breakdown for cyclone-related deaths, most of which are accounts of cyclone events in the United States, consistently reported greater proportion of male as compared to female deaths; when aggregated, males accounted for 59% of reported US hurricane deaths. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 20,160,878 Storm 0.029 17 Facility, ER and outpatient Brewer, 199424 p-value Shen, 200962 Documents hurricane-related causes of injury using an active surveillance system 1049** (97.1%) MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005;54(28):693-7. 1980 Hurricane Frederic, 1979 Studies that reported sex-specific mortality in the 1991 Bangladesh cyclone observed a higher mortality rates among females (71/1000) compared to males (15/1000) 20,21,22. Norris, 201066 397 85.60% What are the Disabilities Affecting a Muslim in Inheriting Property? 7. We interpret future and recent historical trends by using the theory of potential intensity, which predicts the maximum intensity achievable by a tropical cyclone in a given local environment. Prehosp Disaster Med. Cyclone Tracy, 1974 Disasters. Brunkard, 200858 x Death rates were higher among females, and this was more pronounced in the young and old. 24 35 Facility, ER visits – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing. Gagnon, 200540 Mortality (n=35) Once a cyclone has hit it can cause mass damage to the human environment. Lee LE, Fonseca V, Brett KM, et al. Assesses causes of death and factors associated with mortality in South Carolina. Hurricane Hugo, 1999 Monitoring poison control center data to detect health hazards during hurricane season--Florida, 2003-2005. 1.93 (0.92-4.27) The effects of cyclones, tsunami and earthquakes on built environments and strategies for reduced damage. Not reported ⭐The heavy rains from tropical cyclones can also cause flooding. Even though they have a short life on the Earth, they do have the tendency to wreak havoc as they move across a settlement… leaving it in a total mess. McNabb, 199525 September 1, 2009. EM-DAT the International Disaster Database. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in a New Orleans workforce following Hurricane Katrina. 66 Hurricane Hugo, 1989 MMWR, 200648 Andrew, 1992 Katrina, 2005 Climate change in south and south-east Asia: some implications for coastal areas. x 18 Injury data were available in 397 (36.8%) events, with a total of 290,654 cyclone-related injuries documented. An average of 37 tropical storms occur each season and they range in size from 100 to more than 1,000km in diameter and are known for strong winds and bands of torrential rain that revolve around the center or eye of the storm 3. ⭐Main effects of tropical cyclones include heavy rain, strong wind, large storm surges near landfall, and tornadoes. 1.02 (0-1.09) Cyclone Nargis, 2008 80 lacerations/wounds (34%), 79 sprain/strain/fracture (34%), 37 motor-vehicle related injuries (16%), 38 other (16%). Hendrickson, 199732 0.597 16(1):53-59. Included abstracts were coded for event type, timeframe, region, subject of focus, and vulnerable population focus. # of Events w/ information reported(%) Houses should be constructed such that they can withstand the heavy rainfall and forceful winds. Review of injuries that presented at the Houstan, Texas, Reliant Park clinic. Injury and illness among Burmese patients presenting for care following Cyclone Nargis 2 4 NR 1996;33(2)265-75. Lacerations (22%), abrasion or contusion (20%), sprain (14%) and fractures (12%). Brodie M, Weltzien E, Altman D, et al. x These events cause damage and economic losses from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Examines demographics and health needs of evacuees in Houston area shelters Charley, 2004 10298 6 Privacy Policy3. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005;54(39):996-8. This paper describes the results for cyclones. Most articles provided some information about the distribution of deaths across population subgroups or an individual’s location at the time of the event; with one exception, all articles reported on hurricane impact in the United States. Christmas 1974. Hurricane Andrew, 1992 Event and Reporting Information of Health, 86 trauma or injury, 45 non-accidental, 15 CO poisoning, 9 drowning, 7 burns/inhalation, 13 carbon monoxide exposure, 8 cardiovascular failure, 28 multiple causes. 85 (22.2%) 136 NR However, tropical cyclones are one of the most dangerous natural hazards for human life and economic activities. 40.4 (7.6) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sharkey, 200757 Das S and Vincent J. Mangrove protected villages and reduced death toll during Indian super cyclone. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006;55(9):239-42. Trop Georg Med. 13 carbon monoxide exposure, 8 cardiovascular failure, 28 multiple causes 0.054 4 Florida hurricanes in 2004 Direct Deaths Typhoon Saomei, China, 2006 Homeless Longmire, 198412 Risk factors for injury during typhoon Saomei. 1.79 (0.41-7.84) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida 45 Cut/pierce/stab (20%), fall (20%), struck by/against/ crushed (11%), bite/sting (9%), and motor-vehicle crash (8%). Medical examiner/corner reports of deaths associated with Hurricane Hugo—South Carolina. 20,000 2 vehicle accidents, 1 intracranial hemorrhage 1690 Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. i. O’Hare G. Hurricane 07B in the Godavari Delta, Andhra Pradesh, India: vulnerability, mitigation and the spatial impact. 40 NR 577 wounds (28%), 428 insect stings (21%) 279 sprains (12%), 241 contusions (12%), 177 fractures (8%), and 131 other injuries (6%), and 78 unknown (4%). vi. 172 Faul, 201179 Mahajani AG. Not reported Storm A total of 558 cyclone articles were retained for article review; 193 articles focusing on the impacts of cyclones on human populations in terms of mortality, injury, and displacement were prioritized for abstraction. Department of Regional Development and Environment, Organization of American States. 16.80% Answered September 29, 2018 I would argue that impact of cyclones in developed countries is LESS severe for humans. Mortality and Injury. Hurricane Andrew, 1992 Faul M, Weller N, Jones J .Injuries after hurricane Katrina among Gulf Coast evacuees sheltered in Houston, Texas. 410-502-2628. 0 (0) Facility, ER and outpatient Study Summary Accessed September 2009 to February 2010 for abstraction of storm event data. 2007;18(2):362-8. Siddique, 198714 Andrew, 1992 Minor trauma is common among the injured, including lacerations, abrasions and contusions, puncture wounds, and sprains and fractures 11,13,24,25,29,32,40,41,51,53,62,63. 49 Additionally, the majority of high-fatality storms occurred in the latter half of the 20th century though no developed nation sustained more than 1000 deaths from a cyclone in this time period67,69. NR Even a high tide can flow in to the village flooding homes and latrines. NR Not reported 9 blunt trauma, 8 drownings, 1 head trauma Because a tropical cyclone is one of the few disasters that can be forecast, monitored, and measured, an investigation on the effect of various types of tropical cyclones on emergent health care services is warranted. MMWR, 200651 292 582 28 (7.6%) The after effects of Cyclone Fani, which destroyed the district and the forest in the region, are now impacting his daily life. 38.2%, *direct deaths were assumed to have occurred during the event; **trauma includes blunt and penetrating trauma, crush injuries, and deaths from falling objects/debris; ***excluded from mortality totals to avoid double counting of deaths report in other sources, Table 6: Primary research articles describing cyclone related deaths sex (N=11) 986 2.89 (1.18-7.03) Hurricane Katrina, 2005 1997; 26(5 Pt 1):711-6. Male and female mortality rates in Louisiana were 5.8 and 1.2 per 1,000,000, respectively. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1989 38(42):718-20,725. Marilyn & Opal, 1995 1995;1:137–54. 88% if hurricane diagnoses were injury related. Only three articles presented injury data on storms outside the United States 11,62,65, reflecting the paucity of information from less developed countries and a need for additional research in cyclone injury epidemiology in these regions. 3 drowning, 2 blunt trauma Ann Emerg Med. Not reported National Weather Service: National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Hugo, 1989 Male and female mortality rates in Florida were 18.8 and 7.3 per 1,000,000, respectively. Publish your original essays now. NR 0.999 (.999-1.0) For … 775 Waring, 200544 Rapid assessment of household needs in the Houston area after Tropical Storm Allison. x 2006;21(2):55-8. The two primary data sources were the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) International Disaster Database (EM-DAT) 7 and the National Hurricane Center (NHC)8 because they included information on human impacts. 0 18* x World’s Largest Collection of Essays! 1-5,677 Human vulnerability to cyclones will increase in future years due to population growth, urbanization, increased coastal settlement, poverty, and changing weather patterns which is associated with an increase in the number of high intensity cyclones. MMWR, 198916 In the Eastern Pacific basin the season begins two weeks early on May 15th. Tel. Medical Examiner, Puerto Rico 834 283 It is the negative effects like these which have earned the tornadoes the notoriety of being the most destructive forces of nature. MMWR, 200651 NR 633 x x United Nations Development Programme. Sullivent EE 3rd, West CA, Noe RS, et al. Mortality among females was higher than males for all age groups; for females, mortality increased with age. Winds this fast can rip trees from the ground and flatten buildings. Reported by NHC An estimated 466.1 million people were reported to be affected by cyclones between 1980 and 2009, including 20.1 million that were rendered homeless. 95 (25.7%) Sharkey P. Survival and death in New Orleans: an empirical look at the human impact of Katrina. Cases of major trauma decreased by 50% and minor trauma increased by 57% in the 5 day post-landfall period. Female 8 blunt trauma, 4 asphyxiation, 2 drownings, 1 decapitation 2000 Best Estimate * NR Location, location, location! MMWR, 198613 Assessment of carbon monoxide poisonings reported to Florida Poison Control Tropical cyclones regularly affect the coastlines of most of Earth 's major bodies of water. NR Ghosh, 200756 x Siddique AK and Eusof A. Cyclone deaths in Bangladesh, May 1985: who was at risk. Results from the four databases were combined and duplicates were excluded to yield a total of 9,958 articles. Brunkard, 200858 Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2011; 37:460-8. Brunkard J, Namulanda M, and Ratard R. Hurricane Katrina Deaths, Louisiana, 2005. 4 vehicle accidents, 2 falling tree, 2 CO poisoning, 1 fall, 1 drowning, 1 sepsis, 1 seizure, 1 traumatic brain injury, 1 asphyxia x Residents had a higher proportion of falls and motor vehicle accidents and a lower proportion of unintentional injuries as compared to relief workers. Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters Emergency Events Database (CRED EM-DAT). J Glob Environ Eng. Among articles meeting inclusion criteria for full review (n=56), 34 reported mortality data including 16 that provided information on direct or indirect causes of death (Table 5) and 10 that reported sex-specific mortality counts or risk (Table 6) 11–66,80. .25 (0.05-1.13) Total MMWR, 200652 8 26 of 73 patients had lacerations and 11 had fractures. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 What are Chain Elongation and Chain Termination? 27 trauma or injury, 14 drowning Males age 50-60 had the highest incidence of injury. Hendrickson, 199732 Hurricane Katrina, 2005 NR Shultz JM, Russel J, Espinel Z. The Tokwe-Mukosi and other successive disasters exposed the country’s lack of preparedness to handle disaster and assist victims. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Mar 10;55(9):231-4. Acad Emerg Med. 17* China, 2006 Katrina, 2005 Int J Epidemiol. 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