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Hurricane Katrina: Children Still Suffering from Storm

Hurricane Katrina Kids Still Affected by Storm

Although they survived one of the most horrific storms in history, the children who outlived Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are now the sickest children in America, according to a new report from Columbia University and the Children’s Health Fund.

Details of the study are found in the New York Daily News and cites that the children who lived through the storm ended up in formaldehyde-laced FEMA trailers. Out of the 261 children examined, 41 percent of those under 4 have iron deficiency anemia, 55 percent of those 6 and older now have mental problems and a third have impaired hearing or vision.

More than half of the children affected by the storm were from New Orleans Parish and disproportionately African-American.