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Please share some do's and dont's for coping with floods and tsunamis.

7 doctors weighed in across 7 answers
Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Don't "stick it out". If you're advised to evacuate, EVACUATE. Protect yourself and loved ones.

Answered 2/23/2016

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Dr. Jerry Smith answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Take: Take time during the day to calm yourself through relaxation exercises.

Answered 4/11/2016

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Dr. Craig Morton answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ignore: Do focus on the future, don't focus on the past. Friends and family are there to help you.

Answered 6/12/2017

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Dr. Lori Lange answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Boil: Boil Water Advisory-Bring water to rolling boil for 1 minute. Cool and store.

Answered 8/31/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Throw: Throw away any medications that have come in contact with flood waters.

Answered 9/12/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Don't: Don't be a flood tourist- stay out of these areas until safe.

Answered 9/14/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Losses: Losses from floods & tsunamis - Allow yourself to grieve.

Answered 9/14/2017

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