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Katrina Survivors: Losing Everything Most Difficult Thing

by Kevin Caruso

October 13, 2005

According to a recent Gallup Poll of Hurricane Katrina survivors, the most difficult thing that survivors had to cope with was the loss of everything that they owned.

Out if the 1,510 survivors who were polled, about a third were homeless, a quarter were unemployed, and a fifth were separated from at least one loved one.

Some 60 percent of the respondents said that they had trouble sleeping and felt depressed, and about two-thirds said that they were coping with anxiety.

Over half said that they feared for their life during the storm, and about 40 percent said that they went without food for at least a day after the storm.

About 60 percent said that they needed financial help.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the survivors. May they receive the help that they need. God bless them all.


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