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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Hurricane Katrina Deaths

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Hurricane Katrina struck the US Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, causing unprecedented damage to numerous communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. Our objectives were to verify, document, and characterize Katrina-related mortality in Louisiana and help identify strategies to reduce mortality in future disasters.