Reducing Storm Anxiety


SEVERE STORMS: REDUCING ANXIETY & ENHANCING RESILIENCE

Tornadoes, flooding, and ice storms are a part of life here in the heartland. Almost everyone feels apprehensive when anticipating the arrival of a potential tornado or flood, blizzard, ice storm, or any severe weather. Stress is how the brain and body respond to such demands. Although everyone feels stressed from time to time, feeling anxious during times of stormy weather, though common, is upsetting.

However, not all stress is bad. Why? Because it can motivate us to prepare! In fact, preparation enhances resilience. Here are some tips to help you increase your and your families’ resilience both physical and emotional.

PREPARE


DURING A TORNADO


TIPS FOR PARENTS


AFTER THE STORM


OTHER RESOURCES