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Rapid Assessment of Health Needs and Resettlement Plans Among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees-San Antonio, Texas, September 2005

Rogers, N., Guerra, F., Suchdev, P., et al. (2006). Rapid Assessment of Health Needs and Resettlement Plans Among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees-San Antonio, Texas, September 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. 55(9): 242-244.

The authors conducted surveys with post-Hurricane Katrina evacuees (residing in evacuation centers). Key findings include: 42% had a household member with a chronic medical condition, 28% percent said they had a family member with access or functional needs, and 20% shared that they knew someone in need of post-Katrina counseling services. These findings support the need for healthcare facility emergency planners to bolster their mass casualty patient movement and tracking plans.
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