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News Feed Item Top Ten Tips to Stop Storm Stress

Hurricane Preparation Site Offers Advice, Checklists and Community Boards to Help You Weather the Season

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Floridians brace themselves for Hurricane Dennis, many are already beginning to stress at the thought of dealing with another hurricane. The following top ten tips to keep calm during storm season are courtesy of is an online resource that covers all of the fundamental preparation tips that other sites cover such as supply checklists, advice and a community forum, but also takes an in-depth look at how to handle the psychological stress before, during and after a storm.


10) Remember that ultimately how stressed we are depends on how much we have prepared. Having a complete hurricane blueprint will reduce the stress and provide certainty.

9) Make sure you have a hurricane survival kit packed with all the important items you will need. Also have a special kit for the kids with toys that are only used for hurricane season.

8) Assign roles: Having a list of what tasks each capable family member is responsible for makes every person feel important and secure.

7) Don't argue or get stressed in front of kids. Kids parrot what they see, so getting upset only recycles the anxiety.

6) Good stress motivates you. Bad stress causes panic. Learn the difference.

5) Sign a "Hurricane Etiquette" contract with your partner so that fights are avoided. Your focus needs to be on surviving and protecting your assets, not about petty arguments.

4) During a crisis, men and women come from two different perspectives. Don't try and change each other, just try and understand each other.

3) Evacuating from your home can be one of the biggest stressors for children and the elderly because their home is their safe environment. To encourage their cooperation, you must make them feel not only wanted, but needed.

2) Husbands should hug, not control. Women should nurture, not overreact.

1) Put things in perspective: Remember, you and your family are your most valued possessions. As long as your loved ones are safe, nothing else matters.

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