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We’ve been having some pretty powerful storms lately, were you scared? There are a couple of phobias that may describe your fear. According to Very Well Mind dot com, anemophobia is often, though not always, related to other weather-based phobias. Lilapsophobia is the fear of severe storms, while astraphobia is the fear of more run of the mill weather events such as thunder and lightning. The fear is not always based on being afraid of being injured by the storm, but loss of identity as winds blow personal items away or not being able to control the situation, or loss of personal control. Children and pets are especially susceptible to weather phobias, primarily because they don’t understand exactly what is happening.