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Harvey's health toll only now starting to be realized

LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS (December05, 2017)

Three months after Hurricane Harvey, local health officials now are beginning to see the storm after the storm. In Harris County and the other hardest-hit regions of Texas, 17 percent of those who had houses damaged or suffered income loss report that someone in their household has a new or worsening health condition. A sweeping new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation shows a similar proportion feels their own mental health has worsened. "We're not anywhere near the end yet," cautioned Dr. Cindy Ripsin, a family physician with the Memorial Hermann Medical Group in League City.

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