Hurricane health effects will not blow over quickly and make lasting impact on public health.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are long gone, but their physical and emotional impact may be felt for years to come. Images of roofs ripped off homes and people wading through waters in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas have not ceased since Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 26.
While preservation of life was the focus during the storms and soon after, when each storm passes focus turns to cleanup, assessing damage and rebuilding, all of which can take weeks, months, even years.
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