Effects of Disasters
The emotional effects from loss or damage to homes, loss of family pets, and displacement from neighbors, friends, and support systems can cause unusual stress as people begin to rebuild their lives. Just as it can take months to rebuild damaged buildings, it takes time to grieve losses and rebuild lives.
Effects on Children
Children are especially vulnerable both during and after a disaster. Younger children may become clingy with parents, scared to sleep alone or show aggressive behaviors at home or school. Older youths may have delinquent behaviors, defiance, social withdrawal or decline in school performance. Children, as well as adults, need to express themselves. It is important to encourage all survivors to talk about their experience.
West Liberty Tornado Anniversary
The ceremony featured the launch of 51 heat-propelled remembrance lanterns into darkening, snowy skies. The first seven were white, representing the seven miles another tornado that struck Morgan County two days before the March 2 disaster traveled. The next 37 were blue, representing the 37 miles the March 2 tornado traveled. And the final seven were white, representing the seven victims, six of whom died during the storm and one who perished four days later. Read More
Worry Stones
Keep a stone in your pocket or somewhere nearby. When you start to worry or have uncomfortable thoughts about an event, you can hold the stone in your hand. Rubbing the stone between the thumb and forefinger is relaxing and can take worries away. Many people all over the world believe that rubbing the stone can relieve physical or emotional pain, anxiety, and stress.
After A Disaster
When a stressful event such as a natural disaster occurs, it can result in emotional and/or physical distress. Stress levels can increase to the point that normal coping skills needed for dealing with daily life become inadequate. The emotional and financial strain following a disaster can be overwhelming.

Magoffin County Resources

Big Sandy Child Advocacy Center: 437-7447 or 1-866-437- 7447
Department for Protection and Permanency: 349-3122
Centralized Toll Free Reporting #: 1-866-229-2196 or 788-7132
Sandy Valley Spouse Abuse Shelter: 886-6025 or 1-800-649-6605
Health Department: 349-6423
Hope Family Medical Clinic: 349-5126
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center: 349-5126
(Food, clothing, etc.):
Cabinet for Families and Children Child Support Enforcement: 1-888-350-6810
Community Action Program: 349-6148
Department for Community Based Services Family Support: 349-6131
Employment Services: 349-3120
Eye Visions (Assistance with Glasses): 1-800-766-4466
Emergency Shelter: 349-6992
Kentucky Eye Visions: 1-800-344-4836
Magoffin County Extension Service: 349-3216 or 349-1236
Partnership for Prescription Assistance Kentucky: 1-888-477-2669 or Website: www.pparxky.org
Social Security (local): 349-3146 or 1-800-234-5772
Highlands Regional Hospital: 886-8511
McDowell ARH: 377-3400
Saint Joseph Martin: 285-6400
Paul B. Hall 789-3511
Housing Authority/Section 8: 349-6554
Pine Point: 349-5199
Floyd County: 285-3681
Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of KY: 1-800-678-8525 or 886-3876
City Police: 349-3255
Commonwealth Attorney: 349-6171 or 785-5045
County Attorney: 349-1384
Court Designated Worker: 349-5959
Department of Juvenile Justice: 889-1723
Magoffin County Court Clerk: 886-3816
Magoffin County Family Court: 349-6612
Magoffin County Sheriff: 349-2914 or 349-5744
Jail: 297-5245
KY State Police: 1-800-222-5555 or 433-7711
Legal Services: 886-3876 or 432-4253 or 1-800-750-2181
Probation and Parole Office: 349-2914 or Knott Co. Office: 785-5537
Magoffin County Library: 349-2411 or 349-4477 or 349-4509
Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-800-467-8019
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center: 349-3115
Crisis Line: 1-800-422-1060
Narcotics Anonymous: 1-888-987-7700
Magoffin County Public Schools:
Board of Education: 349-6117
Herald Whitaker Middle School: 349-5190
South Magoffin Elementary School: 884-7322
Magoffin County High School: 349-2011
North Magoffin Elementary School: 349-2847
Salyersville Grade School: 349-3411
Sandy Valley Transportation: 1-800-444-7433

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