Steven Stellman - Nonfatal injuries 1 week after hurricane sandy--New York city metropolitan area, October 2012

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  Brackbill, R. M., Caramanica, K., Maliniak, M., Stellman, S. D.,   Fairclough, M. A., Farfel, M. R., Turner, L., Maslow, C. B., Moy,   A. J., Wu, D., Yu, S., Welch, A. E., Cone, J. E., Walker, D. J.   63 (42) 950-4-

  Abstract: On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy   (Sandy) made landfall in densely populated areas of New York, New   Jersey, and Connecticut. Flooding affected 51 square miles (132   square kilometers) of New York City (NYC) and resulted in 43   deaths, many caused by drowning in the home, along with numerous   storm-related injuries. Thousands of those affected were   survivors of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster of September   11, 2001 (9/11) who had previously enrolled in the WTC Health   Registry (Registry) cohort study. To assess Sandy-related   injuries and associated risk factors among those who lived in   Hurricane Sandy-flooded areas and elsewhere, the NYC Department   of Health and Mental Hygiene surveyed 8,870 WTC survivors, who   had provided physical and mental health updates 8 to 16 months   before Sandy. Approximately 10% of the respondents in flooded   areas reported injuries in the first week after Sandy; nearly 75%   of those had more than one injury. Injuries occurred during   evacuation and clean-up/repair of damaged or destroyed homes.   Hurricane preparation and precautionary messages emphasizing   potential for injury hazards during both evacuation and clean-up   or repair of damaged residences might help mitigate the   occurrence and severity of injury after a hurricane.

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