After the Disaster Clean Up Crews Are Gone
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 937 , Segment 4
Episode: Census Lawsuit, Nebraska Tourism, Disasters and Mental Health, Paralyzed and Walking
- Nov 6, 2018 10:00 pm
- 18:35 mins
Guest: Brian Houston, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Disaster and Community Crisis Center, University of Missouri Relief efforts are still underway after Hurricane Michael, but the disaster doesn’t make the headlines anymore. The immediate effects of large disasters like Florence are obvious from photos and news reels. But what happens after the reporters, cameras and clean-up crews all go home? What we don’t see are the long-term psychological effects on survivors, which can sometimes be just as devastating as the physical effects.