Whether you’ve been displaced from your home because of a fire, water damage (including sewer overflows), or wind and storm damage, it’s a tough situation – and everyone deals with disaster differently. Understanding disaster events can help you and your family cope, so here’s what you need to know.

Understanding Disasters and Their Impacts

Every person deals with disaster differently; some people are more resilient than others are, and some have a naturally more positive outlook than others do. Here’s what you need to understand as you and your family go through this difficult situation:

  • Acknowledging and allowing yourself to process your feelings helps you feel better.
  • Everyone connected to a disaster is affected by it – even if they’re not directly involved.
  • Everyone copes in his or her own way.
  • It’s always a good idea to accept help.
  • It’s normal (and healthy) to feel concerned for your safety after a disaster.
  • Sadness, anger and other emotions are perfectly normal for anyone connected to a disaster.

It’s a good idea to seek counseling if you or someone you love is experiencing disaster-related stress – but how do you know if that’s the case? Here’s what to watch for:

  • A low tolerance for annoyances
  • Depression or sadness, or feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Fear of crowds or of being alone
  • Guilt and self-doubt
  • Increased use of drugs or alcohol
  • Limited attention span
  • Mood swings
  • Physical symptoms like headaches or stomach upset
  • Poor performance at school or work
  • Reluctance to leave home

We Can Handle the Technical Side of a Disaster for You

If you’ve been subject to a disaster – man-made or natural – we can help you pick up the pieces. Let us worry about the technical side of things, such as fire and smoke damage repair and reconstruction services, so you’re free to focus on yourself and your family.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or contact us online so we can schedule an appointment to analyze the situation and help you get back on track.