In this video, an immigrant from South Sudan shares the story of her family’s evacuation from a wildfire that wiped out entire neighborhoods in her suburb west of Denver. She shares her sense of panic as her historical trauma was triggered as she struggled to coordinate her family’s unforeseen evacuation.
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The story and summary above were collected as part of a project supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 5 NU38OT000296-05-00, a cooperative agreement between AMCHP and the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Supports (CSTLTS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.