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
  • Headaches

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

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