I Am Scared of Severe Thunderstorms

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    Help Me

    Every thunderstorm, my aunt gets really exited about thunderstorms for some reason. She is all happy and doesn't notice me shivering out of my boots in the corner. I get scared to death, really scared.
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass
    13-15, F
    Aug 22, 2012

    Thunderstorms just frighten me!

    Whenever I hear about severe weather approaching, i cant stop turning on the weather network and checking updates.. Its turned into a bad phobia, i need some advice about how to get rid of this! Like the minute a dark cloud rolls in i get anxious and physically ill, its terrible...
    onlyrainbowsafterrain onlyrainbowsafterrain
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2014


    It isn't so much the thunderstorm that scares me. It is the thought of a tornado. Tornadoes are my biggest phobia after death.  I have panic attacks when there is a bad storm. This has been going on since I was a kid. I used to go so far as to get my pets and put them all...
    marriedintx marriedintx
    36-40, F
    Mar 25, 2010

    I used to absolutely LOVE thunderstorms.

    They were so calming and exciting at the same time. A few years ago, however, two houses in my neighborhood were struck by lightning and completely destroyed. Since then, I'm terrified of thunderstorms and am on edge until they're over. I still find them beautiful, but I know...
    FixedFacade FixedFacade
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2014

    Still Scared And I"m The Mom...

    i live in tornado alley and the last two years we have been hit hard. it all started when i was a teen and our tv was hit by lightening. i don't know what my mom decide that we needed to get up right then from in fornt of it but she said,"girls turn the tv off and get up right...
    tdh1 tdh1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2010

    They're a big phobia of mine.

    I hate them for some reason. I don't mind the rain, but the sound and the sudden burst of light.... it scares me for some reason. x
    ThatGirlSara ThatGirlSara
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    Storm Phobia

    I am very afraid of storms of any kind.  Let it look like it might rain and I start feeling nervous and anxious. As soon as any weather alerts go out my anxiety goes up and I become physically ill. I turn on the weather channel, start looking at the radars on my computer and...
    caroleshane caroleshane
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2011

    I Am Terrified Truth Be Told...

    when I was a little girl, i lived on a copper rich mountain, so every storm moving through seemed to attack our house. we had bolts come down the chimmney, through the antenna and phone, and even the electric sockets. i used to have nightmares that my family was flattened by a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 19, 2008

    Truly Petrified By It

    I used to not mind it so much when I was little. I loved running around in rain as a child in Ghana. It made me happy every time it rained. But I started getting really scared of it when I came to the US. It was such a strange shift, going from loving the rain, falling alseep to...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 20, 2009
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