I'm so sad right now. I've never really been affected by any major natural disasters till this year. After the May 20th tornado I had a break down about it at work, while all the other employees seemed to not be affected at all (i'm the only one that lives in Moore) and that made it a lot worse.. Honestly I wish I would have talked to a councilor about it (they were advertising everywhere about different places you could go to talk about it). I just felt like I was weak but I knew that it would be better after they opened up the streets and everything got back to "normal". It did get better, of course, but now anytime something big happens again I get really sad. I'm so upset right now about Colorado. It's affecting everyone I know up there (I grew up right in that area). We are going back for a visit next month and was planning on staying in Estes Park for a night but that's not going to happen now. My mom just text me saying that a place we used to pass by every time we drove through the mountains is completely gone (it's been there longer than I've been alive). I just feel so helpless. And I feel that we are all so helpless when it comes to natural disasters and that there is no way to prevent them. I'm really terrified that there is going to be a lot more in the next few years. I feel like we'll have a tame tornado season next year but at the same time I'm so scared that it will be bad again, and there's nothing to be done about it. Before the tornado happened I felt pretty ambivilant about anything major happening in other places since I never saw anything first hand, but now that's all changed. I'm not really asking for anything I guess, I'm just wanting to get this all out. It's too early to text any of my friends right now.
Quoting Just Ames:" I understand :( It's almost borderline PTSD (imo). I also get very sad and empathetic for stuff like ... [snip!] ... thing I can suggest is to withdraw yourself from the media coverage. I guess it can be viewed as out of sight, out of mind :("
That makes sense. It's not even really being covered that much here but of course it's allll over my FB news feed and my friends and mother can't help but talk about it since they're right in the middle of it.
It even goes so far as to being mad (not really mad, but upset) when people post about something other than what's going on, like it's not even happening. Especially the week or two after the tornado. My friend who lives north of the city asked if I wanted to go shopping, and I was like, wtf....how can you even be thinking about doing something like that after what just happened. But she went through the OKC bombing and I think she new from that that she had to do what you said, just withdraw herself from it, because mentally it was too hard on her. I understand that now but I was really mad at her (and at my co-workers) at the time because of it.
My heart is broken. To see Estes, Evans, Greely, Lasalle under water. I feel so helpless. I'm so thankful it missed us but then I feel guilty for feeling that way.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" My heart is broken. To see Estes, Evans, Greely, Lasalle under water. I feel so helpless. I'm so thankful it missed us but then I feel guilty for feeling that way."</blockquote>
Omg, I'm freaking out about it. I just can't believe its happening and its still supposed to get worse. Are you guys for sure in the clear? Did you see that Becky's family and Carrie's parents didn't even get a call to evacuate. I'm sure the cities are just completely overwhelmed. I'm scared to visit next month. Seeing the devastation here is horrible but I can't handle seeing it in the place I grew up in and love.
I know I'm being a bit dramatic but I just can't help being very emotional about and no one here has even mentioned it.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" My heart is broken. To see Estes, Evans, ... [snip!] ... I know I'm being a bit dramatic but I just can't help being very emotional about and no one here has even mentioned it."</blockquote>
I don't talk to either of them so no I didn't see. But they just didn't have time to evacuate everyone. It's horrible.
We should be for sure in the clear. Southern loveland flooded where it meets with the big thompson but even that is continuing to drain and just hit Greeley/Evans area because it empties into the platte. I'm heartbroken too. All those farms gone. I bawled seeing the animals that were trapped as well.
It's not getting news like the tornado. Heck I've seen more national coverage about the boardwalk that was on fire instead of the national disaster that Colorado has become.