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Iowa Natural Disasters 2008

Resources for Parents

When things like floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters happen close to home, children can have a lot of questions -- and a lot of fears. Adults are dealing with the stress and emotions of the difficult situations as well. Below are resources to help -- how to answer difficult questions, what to do to comfort children, and how to help your kids better understand their emotions.

Where to Get Help

Ask the Experts

On Thursday June 19, experts from several organizations answered viewer questions as part of a live hour-long episode of The Iowa Journal.

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Select a link below for a summary of selected questions and answers from this live event:

On Friday June 20, industry experts answered viewer questions about specific agricultural issues on the special Market to Market: Disaster Resources Call-In program.

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If your question didn't get answered during our programs, we hope you'll find answers in our list of resources above, under Where To Get Help.

Related Photos

Post your photos of the floods and tornadoes that continue to ravage Iowa to our Flickr group to see them featured below.

Related Video

Watch current and past coverage of the floods of 2008, the tornado that ravaged Parkersburg, and natural disasters of years past.

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