The impact of the Calgary floods goes far beyond the physical damage.
You may find yourself on an emotional roller coaster ride as traumatic events tend to provoke a range of strong emotional reactions.You may feel anything from shock and disbelief, fear or anger, to feeling sad, powerless and vulnerable. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel, or respond.
For your emotional well-being, it’s important to stay connected to the people who care about you. Those who get and give strong emotional support from others are better able to cope.
To rebuild your life you not only have to clean up and repair all the physical damage, but you also have to restrengthen your mind, soul, spirit and heart. One way to do this is by reminding yourself
Cleaning up and disposal of waste after the recent flooding is an enormous job. While going through the process you may come across many hazardous items that you’re unsure about how/where to dispose of in an environmentally-friendly and garbage collector-friendly way.
Items with motors, such as old car batteries, lawn mowers, cars/trucks, golf carts and recreational vehicles all have lead-acid batteries and should be taken to a household hazardous waste drop-off location. The City’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Program makes sure that these sorts of items are disposed of properly and residents can take their items, at no extra charge, to any of the HHW drop-off locations at landfills or designated fire stations with special storage depots.
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