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Mental Health and Coping with Disasters

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Everyone copes with disasters and traumatic events differently.  Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience.  It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake.

Mental Health and Coping with Traumatic Events

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Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience. It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake. The events can also be human caused from a car accident, crime, or terror attack.

Hot Dogs Recalled Due to Metal Contamination

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John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may contain metal according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

Flood Insurance: What is Covered?

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Have you experienced flood damage to your home or business as a result of Colorado rainstorms? There are always many questions from the community on what is covered by insurance companies or other programs. The first step is to meet with your insurance agent to review your policy. Flood damage is covered under a separate flood insurance policy and not under your general policy. Flood insurance is purchased directly from your insurance agent.

Aunt Jemima Breakfast Products Recalled

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Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all "Best By" dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority.

Motorcycle Fatalities Hit Record, CDOT Promotes Training

Motorcycle Safety

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month.

There were 125 motorcycle fatalities in 2016--a 15 percent increase from the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2015 and a record all-time high for Colorado. Motorcycle deaths have been on the rise for the past few years, which is why CDOT will be launching a campaign during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to encourage riders to participate in motorcycle safety training courses offered across the state.