Managing Stress From Storm Flooding
Summer is a time to relax and be carefree, but this past June, summer in St. Charles proved to be otherwise. Local creeks overflowed with the sudden 5" rain downpour, reminding us of the 2008 St. Charles storm flooding. Natural disasters like these and those we saw in Louisiana, take a toll on you emotionally and managing your stress is a vital part of the recovery process.
SERVPRO of St. Charles, Batavia, and Geneva know all too well the anxiety you feel --we’ve aided hundreds in your community with storm damage restoration in the severest of weather.
Resilience, or the ability to bounce back quickly, is essential to managing stress after a traumatic event. Helping you, your family, and your home recover quickly is our goal at SERVPRO. Here are ways that SERVPRO customers that were in your situation managed their stress and built resilience after severe flooding.
Stress not only makes you feel wound up and uneasy, but it can also make you feel isolated –further magnifying your stress and delaying emotional recovery. Look to create connections with others to ward off feelings of loneliness. Seek others that were also affected by flood damage in St. Charles. Sharing your experience and listening to theirs is a simple but useful tool to lessen flood-related stress.
Limit News Stories on the Flood Damage
While keeping up with flood warnings is a good idea, try to limit general news coverage on storm flooding. Watching graphic images of floodwaters wreck havoc on your community heightens your levels of stress and can even make you feel as if you are reliving the trauma.
Care for Your Body
Emotional distress takes an immense toll on your body. It’s a burden that feels heavier when healthy habits are also lacking. Even the smallest of changes can have an enormous impact on your health and overall well-being. Taking daily walks, practicing mindful breathing, and reaching for a glass of water instead of soda or juice all add up to significant stress reduction and a resilient self.
Remind Yourself That Brighter Days are Ahead
Inch-by-inch, day-by-day, recovery is happening. In fact, you may be surprised at how fast storm damage restoration to your home can occur. At St. Charles SERVPRO, also serving Geneva and Batavia, we understand that a critical part of your emotional recovery is restoring your home. That’s why we promise to you that we will be at your home or business within hours of your call –not days. Starting the cleanup as soon as possible helps to reduce the water damage to your home and also reduces your anxiety. To help further ease your stress, SERVPRO of St. Charles helps you with the flood claims process, allowing you to focus on more important matters –like yourself and your family.
Save this phone number on your cell, (603) 377-7063, and rest assured that stress-free, hassle-free storm flooding restoration is moments away.