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How to deal with anxiety about natural disasters

Do you or someone you love have severe fears about tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters? If so, you are not alone. Many people feel anxious during severe weather or even during seasons when severe weather is more likely. You can help reduce this anxiety by preparing for the severe weather in advance and by planning what to do if severe weather happens. This post on MIC provides one person’s view of things that can be done to reduce the stress of coping with dangerous weather conditions.

“I Am the Storm” by Janet Yolen and others is a children’s book for ages 3-5 that I recently found which can be helpful for kids that feel the same kinds of stress that adults do, although arguably they have even less ability to control the situation than we adults do. You might find it helpful, too.

Source: NOAA