After a natural disaster, it may be hard to put the events in context. Those of us who did not experience the disaster firsthand depend on the national news or secondhand stories. After Hurricane Katrina, these stories were about the patients or lack of resources, but we did not hear the stories of the nurses who cared for the vulnerable while their own homes, families, and friends were affected by the natural disaster.

Voices of Angels starts with a description of the situation in New Orleans and surrounding areas before the hurricane hit. This introduction explains the mindset of those who were evacuated and those who could not be evacuated. The hurricane itself was just the start of the disaster. What happened and continued to happen in a city surrounded by water as the rain fell, the water levels rose, and the levees...

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