Time Does Not Heal All Wounds: Psychological Problems for Poor Mothers Five Years After Hurricane Katrina
Elizabeth Fussell, Brown University; Jean Rhodes, University of Massachusetts Boston; Mary Waters, Harvard University
Hurricanes are one of the worst categories of natural disasters we can encounter. Only tsunamis and the stronger earthquakes tend to cause more widespread damage. But, while earthquakes are more common that hurricanes, the stronger ones are actually quite rare.
When I was in college, I had the unfortunate experiences of two hurricanes that shut down my school. One showed up just before Halloween during my senior year. We had heard about Hurricane Sandy in the news, but most reports said it was going back out to sea or…