Behavioral Health Response to Disasters by Julie Framingham, Martell L. Teasley

By Julie Framingham, Martell L. Teasley

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Had the grief come to the whole island there could have been no consolation, for every soul on it had lost in some way that which was dear to it. (Green 1900, 102–103) Similar descriptions of the emotions of disaster-stricken individuals were described in recounts of the aftermath of the 1972 Buffalo Creek dam collapse and flood disaster in West Virginia. Two years after the dam’s collapse, persistent traumatic stress reactions affected 80 percent of the population (Titchener and Kapp 1976). Erikson (1976, 157) provides a telling recollection of the emotions of a disaster survivor: I think we will have to leave Buffalo Creek before we can get any peace.

Johnson 1889, 112) To stand clear-headed and observant while the world seems on the edge of utter ruin, one must be either a very great or a very depraved soul. Nero fiddled while Rome was burning. It was the crowning act of the world’s supreme pessimist. But the San Francisco earthquake discovered men and women actuated by the most sublime motives, who not only looked with cool judgment upon “the wreck of matter and the crash of worlds” but went down into the seething furnace and remained on duty there in order that 10 Behavioral Health Response to Disasters the world might know something of what was taking place in that ruined and burning city.

Evidently, blacks were only allowed to leave the camps when the owners of the land on which they sharecropped requested their return. Although Mississippi state law canceled all tenant indebtedness for sharecroppers during time of flood disaster, the black sharecroppers were effectively bound to the plantation by the inability to obtain equitable access to evacuation from the flood-ravaged area. (Du Bois 1928). ” However, Du Bois (1928, 7) states, “The work on the Vicksburg levee was entirely the enforced labor of Negro refugees, superintended by armed guardsmen.

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