January 15, 2010 - Haiti In Crisis
Helping Those in Need
The devastation in Haiti is the worst natural catastrophe since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Thailand Tsunami in 2004, with early reports out of Haiti placing the possible death toll in the hundreds of thousands. With a multitude of options for providing financial assistance or volunteering to assist with the medical relief efforts, the LSMS is posting resources and information to guide physicians and health care providers interested in participating in relief efforts, including a document from the CDC with guidelines for medical volunteers. Click here for details!
September 30, 2009 - Media Release
The media section provides graphics and animations to help health care professionals visualize the extent and duration of the wind, rain, and tidal surge from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For each hurricane, custom maps show Louisiana physician offices relative to the high winds and flooding. We also have a series of hypothetical maps that show the hurricane hazard zoness relative to other U.S. cities. For Hurricane Katrina, we have computer simulations showing the sequence of flooding around New Orleans. Please click on a Hurricane below to view specially enhanced images and to learn more about its devastation.
Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita
U.S. Counties with Levees
The two maps below show U.S. counties with levees. These maps are included to help raise awareness among health care professionals who live and work in these areas. The first maps just shows counties with levees, while the second map includes cites with a 2000 population over 400,000. The table below the maps list the U.S. Cities with population over 400,000 and located in counties with levees.