Storms aren’t something you can get used to. The darkness, noise, and destruction instill fear even in the people living in Tornado Alley. While you can’t stop storms, you can take steps to stay safe and keep calm.
Safe Rooms US strives to protect you and your family from tornado storms with our safe room technology. Reducing anxiety during storms is also crucial in planning for the Texas tornado season. Here’s some advice to help with storm-related anxiety.
1. Preparing Beforehand Helps
According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety is future-oriented worry about something. The best way to help yourself is to prepare as much as possible beforehand so your stress is at its lowest when the actual storm hits.
Our storm shelters are designed so you can keep them stocked for emergencies. Here are some ways you can prepare your shelter room:
- First-aid box
- Bottled Water
- Canned or non-perishable food and pet food
- Identification documents
- Toilet paper
- Sleeping bags or foldable beds
- Radio tuned in to the NOAA Weather Radio
2. Know Your Town
Storms can hit anytime, and so can your anxiety. You can control the latter if you know where you are. Meteorologists advise that rather than rushing home, take refuge at the nearest tornado shelter if you’re on the road.
If you’re aware of your town’s commercial and community storm shelters, you can quickly find the nearest one and save yourself from a lot of trouble.
3. Take Care of Individual Fears
People react to storms differently. Reducing anxiety during storms requires managing your family members’ fears individually so each person, especially children, can be catered to. For instance, If a child is scared of the sound of thunder, you might consider music that directs their attention away from the storm.
You should also remember to keep proper breathing equipment, such as inhalers, in your safe room if someone faces an anxiety attack. If you or your family member is a diagnosed anxiety patient, please consult a doctor for proper medication to store in your tornado shelter.
Your mental health is US Safe Room and Tornado Shelters’ priority. Reducing anxiety during storms is necessary since you face them every year. We are here to help you with our safe room technology. Contact us today and get your tornado shelter installed.