Members of FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force One (NE-TF1) perform one of many water rescues in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017, in Texas. (FEMA photo)

Mental Health Was Hurricane Harvey’s Greatest Toll, First of Its Kind Registry Finds

Hurricane Harvey’s greatest lingering toll was on Houstonians’ mental health, according to initial findings from a first-of-its-kind registry that surveyed people about the 2017 storm’s impact on their lives.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to the registry, modeled on the one created in the aftermath of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, reported intrusive or unintended thoughts about the hurricane and its resulting flooding. That was a higher rate than physical symptoms reported by respondents.

“People still anxiously look out the window when it rains,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who led a news conference Thursday on the first report produced from the 10-month-old project.

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

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