Sure, it's normal to experience some level of anxiety when it comes to severe storms. However, people who suffer from this condition will exhibit extremely unusual behaviors. They often spend inordinate amounts of time watching the weather channel or tracking storms online. When the storm nears, they may hide under a bed or inside a closet, or activate an emergency action plan prematurely.
Lilapsophobia is generally learned from experience. Perhaps a person suffered a devastating loss in an earlier storm like hurricane Katrina or witnessed tragedy from such a storm as a child.
If you're in the path of Sandy and are one of these people, I've created a FREE MP3 download to help you entitled, "Overcome Your Fear of Hurricane Sandy with Hypnosis."
Note: Now that Sandy has come and gone, the download link is no longer active. We certainly hope the download was beneficial to you!
Sanders Hypnosis Center of Maryland