Saulnier, D.D., Brolin Ribacke, K., and von Schreeb, J.. (2017). No Calm After the Storm: A Systematic Review of Human Health Following Flood and Storm Disasters. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 32(5): 568-579.
The authors conducted a literature review to examine health problems following flood and storm disasters. They found that illness mainly occurred within four weeks of these events. Poisonings, wounds, gastrointestinal infections, and skin or soft tissue infections increased after storms; gastrointestinal infections were more likely to occur after flood events.