Friday, January 20, 2006


Yeah, we're going crazy down here.

Almost two months after Katrina hit, 20.2 percent of houses still had no water, 24.5 percent had no electricity, and 43.2 percent had no telephone service. And 49.8 percent of the adults exhibited levels of emotional distress indicating a potential need for mental health services. "We found that residents have a variety of environmental, medical and mental health needs," said Dr. Randolph Daley, a veterinary epidemiologist with the CDC.

"The impact of the hurricane was great and some of those needs have already been addressed, but there are many needs that will continue."

"The need for mental health services is going to continue for a good amount of time," Daley added.

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