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Planning for Elderly in Natural Disasters

Written by  Robin Knowles & Betsy Garrison, Ph.D.

The over-representation of elderly loss of life during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita is consistent with loss on a global level. People over age 60 made up 15 percent of the New Orleans population and 75 percent of bodies found after Katrina. Forty percent of all bodies found were over the age 70.