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Helping Children Cope with Anxiety Triggered by Rain

1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, September 03 2019 Sep 3, 2019 September 03, 2019 4:36 PM September 03, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – More rain is expected for the next few days in the Rio Grande Valley.

Some parents are worried it's causing frightening flashbacks for their children.

Alicia Teran says her 3-year-old son witnessed their home flood back in June. 

As of now, he's still sensitive to the rain.

"He just gets really shaky and he'll come up to me and say, mom, I'm scared," says Teran.

Her family was forced to evacuate their home after the June flooding.

"To always think I have to evacuate my home when it rains, if that's the first thought in his head, then that's concerning for me as a parent," added Teran.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to psychologist Dr. Joseph McCoy.

He says children who have seen their home flood can feel anxious – especially if the rain continues for long periods of time.

Watch the video for the full story.

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