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Advice from Meteorologists on Dealing with Storm Anxiety

Are you, or someone you know, afraid of storms? Empower yourself with the facts on storms and adequately preparing for severe weather.


In our area, we will see storms every year, and unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to stop them. This can make you feel powerless. But there is a way to empower yourself and that’s through knowledge and preparation. It can be helpful to think about what exactly it is about severe weather or storms that makes you afraid, stressed or nervous, Knowing what it is that makes you stressed or anxious can help you find ways to deal with that stress and anxiety.

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