A Day in the Life of This SLP: Hurricane Hermine
We are grateful as we know from experience how fortunate we are today. We dealt with significant property damage from the 1995 Veterans Day “tornado” during the winter with two very young children and few contractors available due to extensive damage in and around Tallahassee. Then again, in a different house TS Faye 2008 entered the picture leaving floods, wind damage, and more to many, including us.
Sadly, many families remain affected by Hurricane Hermine and await power or are busy cleaning and regaining their footing. And, Hermine continues to churn in the Atlantic near our northeastern friends and family.
We know how tired, hot, and overwhelming the storm recovery process can be, so please do not hesitate to reach out to your friends, your family, your neighbors, and local agencies.
It is wonderful to see those who can offer assistance sharing their homes for a cool reprieve, a place to charge electronics, do laundry, share a meal, shower, rest and have company. Let’s continue these efforts!
As most of us have noted, the recovery process does not occur quickly, and for those with property damage, these days are the early stages of a longer process.
While writing this post, I realized that our recovery from weather events was similar to how I spend my days with my “friends” as we walk through their Speech-Language Pathology goals and objectives.
Focus on small steps of success with a plan for the “big picture” which will come together in time.
No, it will (probably) not be quick or easy, but it will be (absolutely) worth all the effort in the end.
Throughout Hurricane Hermine, this Center’s Facebook page was designated as a gateway to information which is available should you want to search for specific topics or links.
Today, in an effort to help our communities, I am in the process of comprising a list of contacts which may be useful during this recovery time from Hurricane Hermine.
City of Tallahassee/Leon County:
Florida State Agencies:
U.S. Government Agencies:
National Hurricane Center: NOAA
Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA
U.S. Small Business Administration: SBA
This is a limited start to our list. Please contact this Center if you have other resource information which should be added to make this more complete.
A grateful day in the life of This SLP,
UPDATE: New links from 2017