FIGURE 6-1. Alabama’s black belt is one of the rural areas most affected by Hurricane Katrina.

FIGURE 6-1Alabama’s black belt is one of the rural areas most affected by Hurricane Katrina

The area is called “black belt” because of the soil, not because of the people who live there, although the majority are of people of color.

SOURCE: Black Belt Action Commission (2004).

From: 6, Community Involvement in Response to Disasters

Cover of Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters
Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.
Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.

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