Lessons From Katrina: After the News Moves on, the Hard Work Begins | HuffPost

Ten years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, claiming more than 1,800 lives and damaging more than $100 billion in property in a mass tragedy that captured the attention of the world.

But long after the news crews left New Orleans, the consequences of Katrina continued to play out — not just in the well being of area residents, but in the larger understanding of the impact that disasters have on population health. It has become increasingly clear in the last decade that community-building supports and long-term mental health assistance improve resilience after mass disasters.

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