FEMA points out that it's normal to feel anxious about your own safety and that of your family and close friends...and everyone has different ways of coping. Children and older adults are of special concern in the aftermath of disasters. FEMA urges citizens to contact local faith-based organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional councilors for counseling, and says events like Boston can also serve as a reminder to update your family disaster plan to prepare locally. For more information visit http://www.ready.gov/coping-with-disaster .
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