Holding HandsThe following links contain helpful information about recovering from traumatic events:

APA Help Center
Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for Recovering From Disasters and Other Traumatic Events (pdf)

Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Traumatic Stress (pdf)
Southern Methodist University: Tips for Parents on Coping With Trauma

Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a Disaster Distress Helpline. Call 1.800.985.5990. It is free and confidential.