Unprecedented natural disasters impact negatively on the people in affected areas in various ways. In most cases, infrastructure is destroyed on a massive scale and life is lost in large numbers. Indeed, in such cases where there has been a catastrophic disaster, there are survivors but their situation would be dire since they will be in need of assistance ranging from food to health care facilities. Against this background, it can be noted that the importance of behavioural health resources for large scale disasters in response and recovery demands greater attention and cannot be overlooked. To date, Hurricane Katrina is known as one of the deadliest to hit the gulf coast region of the USA in 2005. The most severe devastation was recorded in New Orleans, Mississippi and Louisiana where it is estimated that 1800 lost their lives, hundreds left without shelter, social security, health amenities as well as jobs ( Sandhyarani N.D). In such a scenario, there is need for concerted efforts by different well wishers in the provision of behavioural health resources in order to avert the loss of more life.
The research design of the study is exploratory in nature where it seeks to explore the importance of intervention by different parties in cases of catastrophic disasters. The data collection method will be mainly qualitative where secondary literature already published about such kind of natural disasters will be used. Internet sources as well as websites documenting the severe impacts of natural disasters on the affected people will be used as the main sources of