As a result of this and the continued strain of a semi normal lifestyle (still some food and utility restrictions) a new problem has arisen. Anxiety /depression and suicide rates are rising. People feel unsettled, they have lost their trust in nature, life and/or God. Although there seems to be a tremendous surge of neighborhood compassion, volunteer work and
With these restrictions in place it is no wonder that food is rationed somewhat, that stores are closing early and shelves are bare by mid afternoon. Slowly we will have to rely on more imported food -this is inevitable.
As well as this, people are faced with debts. Loans from homes that were washed away or damaged and not insured. Many have lost their homes and are waiting desperately in shelters to be relocated. Others have no work or delayed work meaning they have lost a month or more in salary and so on. The scale of problems one arising from another is very stressful.