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Facing Katrina and Rita

A Story of the 2005 Hurricane Relief Effort

by Joseph E.R. Landrum

  • 195 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by PublishAmerica .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena,
  • General,
  • Natural Disasters,
  • Nature / Natural Disasters,
  • Political Science : General,
  • Nature,
  • Nature/Ecology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages78
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11855994M
    ISBN 101424182263
    ISBN 109781424182268
    OCLC/WorldCa191914561

    Adding oil to the mix will heighten the dangers they face, as Hurricane Katrina showed. At the same time, the tropical cyclone began to curve northwestward around the southwestern periphery of a ridge of high pressure over the Southeastern United States. One advocate said, "I don't really have a handle yet on the extent to which the hurricane harmed the system and the extent to which the system was broken and in turmoil anyway before the hurricane. One Mississippi advocate reported that American Red Cross shelters were only opened in urban areas, not rural areas, in Mississippi.

    SAMHSA should ensure that disaster reports include information and statistics about clients of state mental health systems. Still, a storm surge of up to 18 feet 5. Congress should also clarify that crisis counseling can be provided through trained peer services, similar to the peer services provided after the Oklahoma City bombing. The county mental health region in which Wind Creek Park is located had one psychiatrist prior to Hurricane Katrina.

    Many of these sources of revenue have now dried up, but Facing Katrina and Rita book expenses they were covering remain. Detail from a July 3, satellite image of the Taylor Energy site off the Louisiana coast showing a mile-long slick trailing off to the northeast. Articles about mental health issues as a result of the hurricanes tend to focus on people with no prior psychiatric history whose reaction to the disasters has been manifested by withdrawal, nightmares, and suicide. As a result, family members were unable to find loved ones who had been evacuated from state facilities. Mike Huckabee, also currently running for the GOP presidential nomination, said that "not one drop of oil was spilled off of those rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico" when Katrina hit.


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Facing Katrina and Rita by Joseph E.R. Landrum Download PDF Ebook

However, the "mayor's office" is the official contact point for all emergency-related questions and it is unlikely that the office has the resources to successfully respond to disability issues during an emergency. As a result, family members were unable to find loved ones who had been evacuated from state facilities.

Federal regulators are now considering whether to include an area 50 miles off the coast from Virginia to Georgia in the Outer Continental Shelf drilling lease plan.

They still need so much. And we now all know that no matter what happens, something can be done about it.

HURRICANE KATRINA

However, the way Jindal and the Legislature choose to handle the budget might have made a bad situation worse, according to critics. Things have gotten so dire, lawmakers said, that Gov. During evacuations, emergency officials physically lost residents of group homes and psychiatric facilities many of who are still missing.

Other communities would do well to emulate the efforts of the Houston coalition to incorporate people with disabilities at the highest levels of emergency response planning. Some shelters "dumped" difficult evacuees by sending them to jails, emergency rooms, nursing homes, or mental institutions.

17 Of The Best Things Ever Written About Hurricane Katrina

Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of to permit crisis counseling and other FEMA services to people with pre-existing psychiatric disabilities, until state service systems have been restored.

The personnel Facing Katrina and Rita book of 3, doctors, 5, nurses, 2, specialists, 1, health officials, and 2, other staff members.

A study for MMS reported that the storms also resulted in aboutgallons of petroleum products spilling from offshore platforms, rigs and pipelines. There were also spills in more populous Facing Katrina and Rita book of the state, including an incident involving a ruptured storage tank at the Murphy Oil refinery in St.

The response from states delivered nearly 40, troops to her command, one of the largest domestic activation of troops in the nation's history. The ADA and Section provide that when a public entity or an entity receiving federal funds provides services, including disaster services, people with disabilities should not be excluded from those services on the basis of their disabilities, as happened to some people with psychiatric disabilities.

The special needs shelters received some evacuees with psychiatric disabilities who likely would have been shunted into institutions had the special needs shelters not existed.

Energy prices were also bound to fall. Mary LandrieuD-La. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning to send out about 90, letters next week explaining the procedures it will follow under new legislation authorizing the agency to waive repayments of overly generous disaster checks.

And in South Carolina's Lowcountryup to five feet of sea level rise are expected bywhile Charleston is already experiencing more frequent flooding. Besides causing acute oil-spill crises, hurricanes can also lead to chronic leaks — a lesson learned from the ongoing Taylor Energy oil leak a few miles off the Louisiana coast.

People with disabilities who are able to live independently in their communities should not be segregated during an emergency. Seniors are dying of broken hearts.

The Final Call

Some people Facing Katrina and Rita book psychiatric disabilities were transferred to other states, where they lacked support systems and were separated from family members; these same people were inappropriately institutionalized, and some were discharged but lacked transportation to return home and became homeless in a strange city.

For example, according to some Katrina survivors with psychiatric disabilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA excluded them from its trailers because of concerns that the individuals' psychiatric disabilities made them dangerous, despite assurances from mental health professionals that the individuals were not dangerous.

Although residents may already have provided FEMA information in response to last year's recoupment letters, the agency said it is required to use a different standard as it considers whether to grant a waiver under the new Landrieu legislation.

Even after people were evacuated, people with psychiatric disabilities continued to misunderstand Facing Katrina and Rita book meaning of police uniforms. The agency has rejected his appeal, and Finger said it's still to be determined whether the new waiver process will help him.

But also, people moved to Louisiana just to help with the rebuild, and some had more money to spend than usual. Disparate treatment of people with psychiatric disabilities is discriminatory, unlawful, and hurtful. Daniel Fisher, a member of the New Freedom Mental Health Commission and a psychiatrist, worked with Meaningful Minds, a Louisiana-based group of mental health consumers, to assist in peer advocacy efforts.Get this from a library!

Natural disasters and public health: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. [Virginia M Brennan;] -- The events of Hurricane Katrina have been seared into our collective consciousness, revealing a glaring discrepancy between the experiences.

Facing Hurricane Katrina’s Cleanup with a Bankrupt Superfund. Empty Pockets: Facing Hurricane Katrina’s Cleanup with a Bankrupt Superfund December Empty Pockets 2 Acknowledgements Written by Alex Fidis, Environmental Advocate and Staff Attorney with U.S.

PIRG Education Fund. James Cobb not only tells the true story of what happened at St. Rita's Nursing Home during Katrina and the public vendetta and legal hell the couple who owned it, the Manganos, went through after, he weaves his own family's struggles to come to grips with the devastation of Katrina into a manic, breathlessly-paced, sometimes horrifying, sometimes hilarious page-turner.Aug 18,  · With the honesty of a pdf facing a Blanco recently told well-wishers that no one would have ever chosen to be governor of Louisiana when hurricanes Katrina and Rita .Facing Hurricane Katrina’s Cleanup with a Bankrupt Superfund.

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Ebook rumbled ashore, ebook havoc across Louisiana, Mississippi, and the entire Gulf Coast. Here are some of the best articles and books written about the storm in the decade that followed it, as selected by The Huffington Post's galisend.com: Nick Baumann.