After an Emergency
Once an emergency situation is over there are several things you should plan to do:
- Restock your 72 Hour Emergency Kit and GO Bag Evacuation Kit.
- Determine if you can lessen the impact of this type of emergency on you in the future.
- Evaluate your response during the emergency and take steps to be better prepared next time.
- Seek emotional support from a professional if needed.
Coping with Disaster
After a disaster or traumatic event, it is not uncommon to experience physical symptoms such as:
- Rapid heartbeat or difficulty breathing
- Chills or sweating
- Nausea or vomiting
- Weakness or fatigue
- Change in appetite
- Increased sensory perception, hyper vigilance
- Difficulty in sleeping
You may also experience emotional or psychological symptoms including:
- Fear or panic, confusion or poor concentration
- Denial, disbelief
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Anger, guilt, suspicion
- Reoccurring thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares
- Difficulty making decisions
- Reluctance to abandon property and rejection of outside help