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Mother nature lately has not been very kind to her charges. Tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes and floods seem to be happening with increasing frequency. Those who are left in the wake of a major disaster have to pick up the pieces of their life and move on. However, moving on is not an easy task.
Having a tornado rip through your town and destroy your home is an awful event to experience. The speed with which the vortex rips up anything in its path is lightning fast. There is simply no time to process what just happened in any meaningful way. All you can do is do your best to stay alive and deal with the aftermath.
Once the danger has passed, you now have to take stock of what is left. It is not unusual for people who have suffered a disaster to feel grief for what they have lost. Trying to recover physical objects is difficult at best, with many treasured items lost forever.
You now need to go into survival mode, simply because you are now a survivor. Do not try to do this alone whatsoever. There are agencies and volunteers who arrive that are there to help you through the nightmare. They have a vested interest in ensuring that you get what you need.
Even long after the agencies are gone, you will still need to seek as much help as possible. A home can be rebuilt and new memories created. But the stress of that day does not fade easily. Don’t bottle it up. Instead, find someone to talk to.