After the storm: Florida community rebuilds, physically and mentally
In Florida’s panhandle, people are still recovering from another kind of natural disaster.
Early last month, Hurricane Michael devastated towns and livelihoods.
But as Floridians rebuild, mental health experts say there is another kind of damage that’s affecting many.
The National Center for PTSD says while most people have the resilience to deal with life-altering traumas, many others will develop some psychological damage after enduring the storms.
At a supply distribution area on St. Dominic’s Church grounds in Panama City, we met some Bay County Filipino residents whose homes were also damaged, but were volunteering just days after the fatal category 4 hurricane wiped out their towns.