Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project
1. Take care of yourself and loved ones
People caught in disasters experience great mental and physical stress, and grief reactions. Therefore, it is important to take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Make sure you get sufficient rest, eat well and stay physically active. Prioritize what needs to be taken care immediately and postpone less important activities.
Get emotional support from your family members and friends. You can also join a local faith- or community-based support group. If your feelings of distress continue and you are unable to get through your daily errands, consider reaching out for some qualified professionals such as a licensed psychologist.