A Comparison of Call Volumes Before During and After Hurricane Harvey
Crutchfield, A. and Harkey, K. (2019). A Comparison of Call Volumes Before, During, and After Hurricane Harvey. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 37(10): 1904-1906.
The authors reviewed call volumes from Galveston Area Ambulance Authority (before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey) and found that the highest number of calls were received the last 2 days of the storm and the first 2 days after the storm; calls were primarily for injury, general pain, respiratory distress, chest pain, and generalized weakness.