How Communities in Florida Deal with Hurricane Irma

FORT MYERS, Fla. Thousands are struggling to recover weeks after Irma made landfall in Florida. To better understand how people deal with the anxiety and stress of such a devastating storm, we talked with psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi.

When disaster strikes and up-turns people’s lives, many suffer similar psychological thought processes. Even for those not directly impacted by disaster [taking place in another state or city] can be psychologically affected. 911 is an example; devastating Hurricanes are another.

Dr. Rossi provides insights to understanding what people are thinking and feeling, and why, from a psychological perspective.

How Communities in Florida Deal with Hurricane Irma

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