Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood

Publication Date: 
January 1976
New York: Simon and Schuster.

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The Buffalo Creek flood didn’t serve as a tipping point for policy change with regard to technological disasters, however it may serve as an early case study for physical and mental health professionals looking to develop theories about the cause and effect of post traumatic stress disorder amongst disaster victims. - Many of the physical and psychological ailments expressed by the victims of the Buffalo Creek disaster were vague and untreatable at the time but have been associated with the experience of traumatic events by modern social scientists. - Such a diagnosis and prescribed treatment is as critical to the recovery process of a disaster victim as the healing of physical injuries or rebuilding of inanimate structures damaged in the same event.


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