Disasters affect everyone differently. Some people recover soon after while others may take a long time to feel like things are ‘back to normal’. Try to establish a routine and move forward as quickly as possible and seek help from family and friends to help you get back on your feet.
Psychological and emotional recovery
It’s okay to ask for help. Recognise that recovery takes time. You will likely have a range of feelings after a major disaster. Allowing yourself to express your emotions will help with healing. Find out how physical things can help you recover emotionally.
Dealing with insurance
Make sure you photograph everything first!
Before making a claim, read your Product Disclosure Statement and your policy schedule to see if you have a valid claim and that the event is not on the list of exclusions for your policy.