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Fear of Storms?

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

image of young child with a blanket over head visibly scared of a thunderstorm MedicineNet reports the “percent of the population who suffers from the phobia is estimated to be 7% to 13% in western countries.”

When there is a storm coming—do you find yourself checking weather updates? Or when you can hear the thunder and see the lightning—does it cause actual fear and debilitating anxiety? You could be suffering from the condition called astraphobia. 

Astraphobia is the extreme fear of thunder and lightning. This is not something just children deal with. Many adults and animals have issues with fear of storms as well. MedicineNet reports the “percent of the population who suffers from the phobia is estimated to be 7% to 13% in western countries.” 

While a specific phobia like astraphobia can be distressing and disabling, the good news is that it is treatable. If you are worried you have astraphobia, it is important to consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.

While fear is a common reaction to many of us even without astraphobia, it is not without reason. Storms can cause major havoc. Not only can lightning and flooding cause deadly circumstances, but our homes and property can be affected and ruined by storm damage. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has seen, and has been on the front lines, of all kinds of storm damage.

We’d also like to remind you no matter how much knowledge you have on the science of storms; you still should always be inside when one happening. The dangers are real. Should you ever need assistance with storm damage of any kind SERVPRO of North Columbia County is here to assist you. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

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