Storm preparedness and recovery has shown much improvement since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005, during which more than 1,000 people died. The floodwaters did not recede for weeks. The purpose of this article is to provide readers with information on the lived experience of a nurse practitioner during Hurricane Katrina. Health care providers are not immune from the life-changing effects of a disaster. Readers are provided resources to access disaster preparedness information.
Daughters of Charity Family Practice and Pediatrics, Kenner, Louisiana; Children's Hospital of New Orleans After Hours, Metairie, Louisiana.
Correspondence: Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, Daughters of Charity3715 Williams Blvd, Suite 220, Kenner, LA 70065. Tel: 504-258-3799; E-mail: email@example.com
Competing interests: The author reports no conflicts of interest.
Received November 01, 2017
Accepted January 09, 2018