Important Resources for Hurricane and Flood Survivorsby Phyllis Boykin, contributing writer October 12, 2018
Have you or someone you know been directly or indirectly impacted by Hurricane Florence or the flooding that can sometimes occur following heavy rainfall and other types of severe weather? Are you or someone you know still recuperating from Hurricane Matthew when Hurricane Florence arrived?
If you answered, “Yes”, to one or both of these questions, then know that representatives from multiple organizations are working out front and behind the scenes, daily, on your behalf, to provide assistance to you and to others as you seek and take the necessary steps to identify the resources that will be most helpful to you.
One such organization that has taken on a strong leadership role is the All Healers Mental Health Alliance, which consists of representatives from different agencies located in multiple states. (Visit: http://www.allhealersmha.com,)
Their efforts to connect relevant agencies with government partners is helping to ensure that Survivors acquire the information and assistance they need to resume their lives as closely as possible to how they were before Hurricane Florence touched the shores of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and other neighboring states.
By combing resources and efforts, organizations are able to collect and share important information that may prove vital to you, to your family, friends, and colleagues in your networks. Please visit the links below to learn more information that can help you and others begin your journeys to recovery and eventually, normalcy:
- Coping with Disaster:
- Helping Children Cope
- Coping Poster for Children:
- Additional Resources for Parents, Caregivers and Educators
- Homeowner’s Guide to Mold Cleanup:
- What to Do Before Entering a Home with Mold:
- What to Wear When Cleaning Up Debris:
- Clean Up Safely with Children:
- Generator Safety:
This information is one of several helpful articles that will be published in a series when shared by multiple organizations designed to help Survivors begin regaining control of their day-to-day lives, activities, and most importantly, to help each person learn effective ways to maintain one’s mental, and physical well-being. Please share this information with others you believe can benefit from it as well.
Do not be reluctant to seek the help you and others need to regain a sense of normalcy from designated organizations, such as the All Healers Mental Health Alliance (AHMHA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), American Red Cross, Department of Health and Human Services DHHS), local faith institutions, schools, civic, and other organizations approved by your local, state and national agencies.
Resources and knowledgeable people are available to assist you in many different ways. Determine which organizations can best meet your needs and move forward to connect with them on plans that promote your continuous survival. Be reminded that “This too shall pass.”