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Got Hurricane Brain?

Post-Hurricane Irma Recovery Guide
What is “Hurricane Brain”? 
Post Hurricane Stress affects everyone however; it becomes dangerous if it goes on for an extended period of time. "Hurricane Brain", resulting from STS, (Secondary Traumatic Stress), can affect adults, children, the elderly and even pets, so it is important to be alert to watch for the danger signs. In natural disasters like hurricanes or tornadoes the rapid build-up of these psychological symptoms are commonly called “Hurricane Brain”.These symptoms include any dramatic change in emotions, behavior, thought patterns or physical symptoms over the next few days, weeks or perhaps even months, based on the level of traumatic exposure. Natural disasters are a terribly stressful time for everyone, both during and after the Hurricane, and there are a number of factors to be aware of to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. Hurricane Brain Warning Signs- These signs are indicators that the intense stress from the…