A pandemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads throughout the global population. It is different than an epidemic, which is contained within a region or country.
Managing anxiety during and after a disaster. The impact of a natural disaster or traumatic event goes far beyond physical damage.
The County of Oxford monitors water 24/7 to ensure it is safe to drink. We treat water, remove harmful contaminants, and maintain the underground network of pipes that deliver it to your house.
A pandemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads throughout the global population. It's different than an epidemic, which is contained within a region or country. Pandemics may arise from a new strain of influenza. A pandemic will have a major impact on our lives – and we need to be ready for that.
The impact of a natural disaster or traumatic event goes far beyond physical damage. Large-scale emergencies can be extraordinarily stressful and can lead to anxiety for both victims and observers. The emotional toll is different for everyone and can result in a wide variety of intense feelings.
Normal emotional responses to traumatic events
Shock and disbelief Fear Sadness Helplessness Guilt Anger Shame Relief
Tips for helping children heal after a disaster
(Please note that if these reactions seem extreme or last for a long time, the person suffering from the condition should seek help):
Victim Assistance Service of Oxford County
Canadian Mental Health Association – Oxford (Help Line 1-877-339-8342)
Guide to Mental Health
Safe drinking water is not usually a problem here, however emergency situations may arise when your tap water is unsafe to drink. After heavy rainfall or a flood, drinking water from private wells may also become contaminated.
There are two primary ways to treat water: boiling and adding bleach.
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