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I Am Scared of Tornadoes

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    Warning Sirens

    I live in a tornado-ripe area, and when I hear those warning sirens, I FREAK. I've been in 3 tornadoes, and they terrify me. I hear the sirens and I run straight for the bathroom, climb into the tub, cover myself with pillows and just cry my eyes out. I always call everyone I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    Fascinating And Scary

    I am both fascinated and scared by tornadoes. Watching thier destruction is fascinating but the thought of being in one is scary. One of my biggest fears is that Im be in a tornado and its going to rip the roof off my house, suck me out into the air and I either get impaled with...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    In Which I Deal With My Fear By Writing In A Humorous Fashion ;)

    Okay, so a couple months ago we had this epic Tornado Warning,  and afterward I couldn't sleep. So I wrote this! Also, thanks to my awesome BF for texting me early in the morning to warn me and thus providing this amusing opportunity ------ Tornado warning.  Cue the adrenaline...
    SoConfusified SoConfusified 18-21 Apr 17, 2012

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    I'm petrified of tornadoes.

    I've never actually come into contact with one. I live in the UK and we rarely have them and the ones reported are tiny and usually in the countryside or something. I don't look too much into them though. But even though they're not common here, I'm terrified. From a young age...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F May 16

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    Yeah, ever since one of these hell winds hit my

    aunts house and tore it to pieces, I haven't cared for them. I akways freak out when I hear about them on the news or if I hear my county is under tornado watch/warning. Scares the daylights out of me haha.
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    When I was In the 5th grade.

    We had a tornado warning while we were in school. We all got down and balled up on the hallway floor. After it was over(no damage) I was still curled up in fetal position crying. I wet myself too. It took a while for teacher and councilor to get me calm again.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jun 7

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    pdonaghy pdonaghy 70+, T May 25

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    I just received the public alert message on my

    phone about tornado warning in New Jersey.
    mkdpk mkdpk 41-45, M May 16

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    Divine Intervention

    I was inside a church when I was little. The church was being cleaned and all the suction was lost from the vacuums, I can't remember who's idea it was to go and look outside. Blow me down there was a tornado heading right for us, it then crossed the road and swallowed someones...
    gossiper222 gossiper222 36-40 1 Response Nov 30, 2008

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    Go away tornadoes!!!!

    :( I'm alone! And scared! Boooo
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 20

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    That's the Siren, People!

    I have been on campus during tornado warnings.  There is a siren that goes off.  That means you're supposed to take cover stat because a tornado has been spotted.  Everyone was walking around like nothing was going on.  They closed the library during one of...
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, F Jun 12, 2009

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    My Fear Of Tornadoes

    I have a deathly fear of tornadoes. It has an iron grip on my life and won't let go......... And it's driving me insane....... There is a moderate risk of severe storms about 150-200 miles away to my west as I speak for tomorrow, and I am fearing the worst....... Is there...
    tatersalad22 tatersalad22 13-15 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    I'm Scared of Tomatoes Too!!!

    They are plain nasty raw.  Not to mention poisonous!  They poisoned people for years when served on pewter dishes.  The only good tomato is one that has been cooked down and turned into a red sauce!   Uh, oh, tornadoes!  Oh yeah, those are bad too.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    The sirens blared, the sky turned a strange

    yellow, rain poured soaking flooding, and I could hear the strong winds. Tornado sirens are an audible reminder of mortality. I hate that feeling of helplessness. Every time there's a tornado I make a habit of running to the basement. I bring my phone and my phone charger. I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F Jun 28

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    For awhile I have had multiple dreams about

    tornadoes. I don't really consider them nightmares, but I feel fear in them. I mostly have them in the spring and summer, but for some reason I haven't had any lately. In my dreams I feel vulnerable to tornadoes since I don't have anywhere to hide. In real life it's the exact...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M Jun 7

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    My Only Physical Fear

    I can't describe how terrified I am of tornadoes. They are really the only physical thing I'm scared of. I can't even believe how much they haunt me. Whenever I have a nightmare, usually tornadoes are involved. And if I see even a suspicious cloud, I freak out in my mind and have...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    April, 1967 - "I Don't Like This..."

    1967 was a freaky year. First the blizzard in January. We barely got rid of that when... Spring dawned warm and sticky. Too hot for April. But there was supposed to be showers that would break the heat - we hoped. On the way home from school, I kept glancing at the western sky...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    googlefrizz123 googlefrizz123 51-55, F Mar 27

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    It was July or August 1987.

    My parents & I were going to buy me some shoes. We heard on the radio a tornado hit Edmonton. We stayed home. Two of my college friends were going to the others house in the Evergreen Trailer Court when the tornado hit. I can't watch the movie Twister.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M May 18

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    My Greatest Fear

    Self-diagnosed Lilapsophobia, obviously a fear of tornadoes (and hurricanes). I have been terrified of tornadoes since I was a very very young age and I have never actually been through one. I've only ever seen them in video footage. My thoughts go out to those who lost loved...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    Scared

    i was at school when we had a tornado warning and my mom was at home and when we came out of the hall all we saw was white we couldnt see anything so i was scared for my mom and dad
    usaeagle usaeagle 13-15 1 Response Aug 27, 2009

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    Ugh, No Way

    I don't think I could live somewhere so dangerous. I wouldn't want a tornado to tear down my house while I'm sleepin'. Worse yet, tear down my house at all and i have to get evacuated. That would suck. I would be homeless.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 2008

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    They Really Freak Me Out

    i've never actually experienced a tornado, but the thought of it terrifies me, especially after all the crazy weather patterns of this summer. areas that hardly ever see tornadoes got them. my town was under tornado watch once in early august, it was the scariest thing...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    Afraid Of Tornadoes

    After living in the Midwest for a year I became afraid of tornadoes. I would hardly sleep when there were bad storms in the spring and summer. Even though we moved back to CA I was still afraid of them. We went to TX once and they dot even har basements there!:( because of the...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller 22-25, F Jul 3, 2013

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    I feel like that there no way

    that I can protect myself from a Tornado. I don't have a basement, so they say to go to the bathroom if there's a Tornado. I don't feel like a bathroom will protect me from a Tornado. The bathroom downstairs doesn't even have a bathtub in it. Sometimes I feel like I have a...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    Yes I am an adult and I am scared of the dark. Not inside at all. But when outside I need a bodyguard!
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    im so scared right now, i cant sleep, i heard the man who lived next to me yell at my another flat mate. i dont like when people use high note, he was cursing n pissed off. he...
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