“Early Onset of Hurricane Season Raises Concern Among Emergency Officials Over ‘Catastrophe Fatigue’ Among Americans”

Some emergency officials fear that after two months of facing the reality of a global disaster and the coronavirus outbreak, people living in hurricane-prone regions may be affected by “catastrophe exhaustion.”

“Now, we’ve got catastrophe fatigue. They’re tired of seeing numbers and information. Accuweather reported that Invoice Wheeler is the deputy emergency management coordinator for Houston, Texas.

The hurricane season 2020 has already begun with the arrival of Hurricane Arthur, named as the first tropical storm for the season and which struck the North Carolina coast this week.

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Dan Kottlowksi of AccuWeather, a leading hurricane expert, predicted that the 2020 hurricane season will be another busy year.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Tropical Storm Imelda was the fifth-wettest tropical storm in 2019. It dropped more than 50 inches.

Houston is no stranger to flooding. Hurricane Harvey, which killed more than 100 people in 2017, was the most notable.

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Wheeler said, “We will need to prepare for hurricane season.

Susan Silk, a psychologist and mental health employee with the American Purple Cross, said that consultants must “craft a message people won’t ignore or that won’t cause more catastrophe fatigue.”

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The American Purple Cross warns people to “Restrict… exposure to the images and sounds of disaster, especially on television, radio, and in the newspaper.”

Wheeler said, “Now is the time to conduct a hurricane drill in your home.” It’s a bit different than COVID-19. However, do a family drill and talk about the things that you want to do.


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