Hurricane Lessons

Hurricane Irma is wrapping up its “coast-to-coast battering” of Florida, leaving 3 million people without power, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
 
And further south in St. Martin, people desperate for water and food have been displaced by groups of looters taking anything of value, according to The New York Times.
 
Yet for longer lasting effects on individuals, look to people’s experiences after Hurricane Katrina. An AP story on Saturday shared researchers’ findings on people struggling with addiction post-Katrina, including drug users who risked their lives to stay near their dealers.
 
And children displaced by Katrina share their mental repercussions in a powerful Times story.
 

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