Nonfatal Injuries Following Hurricane Katrina--New Orleans Louisiana 2005
Sullivent, E.E. 3rd, West, C.A., Noe, R.S., et al. (2006). Nonfatal Injuries Following Hurricane Katrina--New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005. (Free registration required.) Journal of Safety Research. 37(2): 213-217.
Just after Hurricane Katrina, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to establish an injury and illness surveillance system in functioning hospitals and medical clinics. The surveillance system recorded more than 7,500 nonfatal injuries in the month after the storm, with the leading "mechanisms of injury" being fall and cut/stab/pierce. Residents were more likely than relief workers to be injured.