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...of community left, people work together to overcome the disaster. In the Red River flood, families found other ways to cope because they still had a sense of family and wanted to keep their families together. Some of their ways of coping were to try to simulate their previous home in their new one; they cooked favorite meals, planted favorite flowers, and tried to buy similar furnihshing as well as finding neighbors and friends they knew before the flood. The idea behind Erikson 's premise can be useful to help disaster agencies with their recovery of communities post-disaster. A simple solution to give families a sense of familiarity would be to try to set up families in the same places they were before. In Buffalo Creek, it was first come first serve and they did not ask a preference for where they wanted to live and it negatively impacted the community as a whole.
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