Jeffs713's Tomball & Tropical Weather

Hurricane-related injuries

By: jeffs713, 12:38 PM GMT on August 23, 2012

Hello everyone!

As some of you may know, I am currently a nursing student, and I've been here a while. With a storm now looking to be a major threat, I noticed there isn't much solid info (and a lot of terrible info) about injuries during and after a hurricane - and how to treat them.

So... I'd like to gather some info on what kind of injuries are usually seen during and after a hurricane, that are treatable with first aid. My concept is to gather this info, and make a post in the next day or so with information on how people can treat common hurricane-related injuries. I think this will be of more help to everyone, rather than another post detailing what I think Issac will be doing.

With that said... If you've been in a hurricane, or responded to one either as a first responder or via Portlight... what have you seen in terms of hurricane-related injuries that do not require immediate professional attention?


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I live near Tomball, Texas (30 miles NW of Houston), and will write about whatever comes to mind. You've been warned.