After An Emergency

After an Emergency
You’ve been through a traumatic event. Whether it was an earthquake, a flood, a fire or a tsunami, the danger is past. But, in your mind, you may still see the event clearly – and feel the fear and anxiety it caused.

These feelings are normal and a natural reaction to a traumatic event. The key is to remember that you have survived. These feelings will diminish. It will take time, and you may need help, but, you will put the natural disaster behind you.
Meanwhile, there are so many things to do. Recover lost documents, salvage furniture and appliances…begin cleanup. Where do you start?

NOW TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND GET STARTED!


Step 1) Take care of yourself and your family
Step 2) First things first
Step 3) Re-entering your home
Step 4) Food, Medicine, Utilities, Water and Sewage
Step 5) Cleaning up – General, after a flood or after a fire
Step 6) Replacing documents and money
Step 7) Insurance matters
Step 8) Repairing your home

Download the Disaster Recovery One Step at a Time (PDF)

HAVING TROUBLE COPING?


Don’t be afraid to reach out. It may be a daunting task to try to put your life back together after a disaster. You may feel emotionally unprepared and you may not know where to turn for help or information. We can help you find the support you need.