Hurricane’s Danger Not What You Might Think

There’s an interesting tidbit buried in this CNN.com article. Apparently doctors are concerned that they won’t be able to handle the increase of accidental injuries that will occur as people return to New Orleans and try to clean up. Here’s the tidbit: this kind of injury forms a significant part of hurricane casualties.

After Hurricane Charley hit Florida in 2004, 77 percent of the deaths blamed on the hurricane were classified as unintentional injury.

So the biggest danger comes after the storm has passed, when you’ve already sighed with relief (or resignation) and started rebuilding.

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  1. Here’s the tidbit: this kind of injury forms a significant part of hurricane casualties.

  2. Here’s the tidbit: this kind of injury forms a significant part of hurricane casualties.

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  • Zebrality.com on September 19, 2005 at 1:15 pm

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