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Two weeks after sandy thousands who fled their homes for storm shelters are starting to grapple with her new reality.
They have nowhere to go.
Doctor Mark Siegel Fox -- medical -- learn associate professor of medicine NYU's going to medical center visitor when the shelters are people are finding refuge there -- what did you find mark.
-- it's certainly a blessing to have a place to find food water and a -- arrest ahead.
But staying in the shelter that is run well run very well is the key to staying healthy I visited a very well -- shelter at a how pot -- -- high school in New Jersey.
Up in northern New Jersey where crisis workers from the Red Cross have been caring for more than 200 displaced people let's have a look.
There's people who trying to get back to their lunches and rule for informal therapy you're absolutely and that's the mental health.
Peace here all day talking to people sitting at the table eating meals with them -- what's going on pretty good in the sense of control talk about what my flight before.
Let -- be returning to you know some of the bad things and that their family means.
Anthony back in school -- -- sense of normalcy again.
We're proposed to me extra security to prevent her from her pinning your your bootleggers -- part of it is doing the work doing and the crisis.
That has not posttraumatic so it's not coming back at them.
In the three months six months or whatever is talking about now or were you what was happening had a detail what was the damage from the people who make their kids -- suit.
-- -- in a bit of an adventure.
Kind of like an extended camping trip close confines here yeah -- -- the risk of disease -- -- -- Measles.
Dire real diseases had to keep that from happening.
It's hard to keep it from happening but what we do is to make sure that people -- Clean.
Shower and bathroom facilities and -- -- sure that our food service correct temperatures.
We use safe food handling techniques.
And we also encourage our clients to -- hydrated.
For victims who were animal owners there -- a separate shelter for their pants.
We don't worry had to bring your header to the show the -- -- -- -- -- It was the house was freezing.
And I wasn't going to leave I was stuck you don't have they wouldn't let me bring out until I wouldn't.
Bill I gotta tell her I thought that two well was going to kill me he -- was crucial to his owners emotional survival.
If shelters like this -- maybe the key to better statistics than we saw after Katrina when 35% of people suffered mental illness that was the number one problem.
-- -- many others sustained injuries are suffered heart attacks from the stress with the help of well organized shelters and they send these bags out for people going back home.
Because of -- are getting the support they need for a healthy start to rebuilding their lives will.
Lives that have been shattered too and I think the point you make in there with that woman is getting a sense of normalcy yet again.
Is vital absolutely and returning home and making sure your home is okay and staying calm and cool with the help of others.
Great stuff good advice Smart thank you doctor Marc Siegel courtesy of bill and New York.
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