Flooding Stress

Flooding along the Missouri River is expected to continue until at least August, but the emotional stress from dealing with the flooding could last even longer.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator LaDonna Werth says people who experience losses in the flooding should talk about their feelings with friends, family and neighbors.  Children might especially need help to regain a sense of security. Or they have trouble dealing with having to throw away belongings damaged by the flood.  Couples who are facing loss may find that each spouse copes differently with the stress. Werth says the important thing is to keep talking things over and to show love toward each other.