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JEMS Volume 30 Issue 11

Houston Comes Through for Evacuees

As Louisiana's closest neighbor undamaged by Hurricane Katrina, the state of Texas welcomed shell-shocked evacuees with typical Lone Star State hospitality, and more than 200,000 came to the city of Houston alone.

Mississippi Welcomes an Assist

Operation Assist, responding to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, was a collaboration of medical personnel from the Children's Health Fund, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

EMS Response on the Mississippi Coast

New Orleans may have received the most media coverage following Hurricane Katrina, but the storm also devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Air Ambulance Crews Evacuate Hundreds

Air medical teams from across the United States played a key role in rescuing trapped residents and evacuating patients stranded in New Orleans hospitals and at the Super­dome following severe flooding from Hurri­cane Katrina.

72 Hours

Rescuers are frequently directed to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of operation

Behind Katrina’s Eye with New Orleans EMS

Paramedic and New Orleans EMS supervisor Jacob Oberman's account of the EMS response to Hurricane Katrina.