Hurricane Katrina and Human Health

The following resources describe the human health risks and impacts associated with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Flooding due to Hurricane Katrina. Details

  • Environmental Concerns after Hurricane Katrina. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responsible for identifying and monitoring environmental hazards to health, measuring exposure to those hazards, and working to prevent exposure to environmental hazards. This website provides information compiled by the CDC regarding environmental concerns following Hurricane Katrina. Information includes an environmental health needs and habitability assessment, health consultations, information on keeping water and food safe, animal and insect hazards and much more. Also included are links to information from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health. (more info)
  • Hurricanes: Links to health information including toxicology and environmental health . This clearinghouse website, compiled by the National Institutes of Health, provides links to a wide variety of useful information regarding the toxicological and environmental health effects of hurricanes and their aftermath. Links include information about federal government resources, state agencies, mold, rodents, drinking water and more. (more info)
  • Hurricanes: health and safety. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention created this website to inform citizens about the health and safety issues related to hurricanes and other tropical storms. The website includes an information spotlight discussing especially important health related information such as mold prevention. Also included are hurricane recovery links and information for specific interest groups such as schools, pet sitters, volunteers and evacuees. Users may also follow links to other general information regarding hurricane preparedness, flood recovery and weekly mortality and morbidity reports. (more info)