HuffPost writer offers 7 tips for coping with a natural disaster

In this Sept. 13, 2017, photo, a house with its roof blown off by Hurricane Irma in Summerland Key, in the Florida Keys.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

With recent earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires, even Americans who don't live in disaster zones may be feeling anxious.

And, if disaster does strike where you live, knowing how to deal with your physical and emotional stress could go a long way to helping you recover.

Paige Smith wrote "7 Tips For How To Cope If You’re Rebuilding After A Natural Disaster" for Huffington Post.

"And while there’s no quick fix for disaster shock and trauma, there are concrete steps you can take to cope and begin to move forward," Smith writes.

They are:

  • Prepare to process major changes.
  • Give yourself permission to grieve.
  • Talk about your feelings.
  • Pay attention to your physical health.
  • Take comfort in routine.
  • Unplug from the news.
  • Adjust your expectations.

Read all the details of each of these tips HERE.

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