After Angora: Coping with Disaster


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(South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Monday, June 23, 2008

Fire season is here and Angora residents are having flash backs. Carrie Reiter of the Community Disaster Resource Center says although a year has passed for many people the full impact of the disaster is starting to set in.

“Their kids having nightmares or just the winds frightening them and them not wanting to leave their pets in their house and I mean this is a common theme that I’m hearing from the survivors in that neighborhood.” 
 
Reiter says her organization is serving more than 650 people in the fire zone. And she says it’s working with the El Dorado County Mental Health Department to offer group counseling sessions for residents starting in July.