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I Am Severely Afraid of Tornados

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    I Don't Have a Phobia of Them...

    ... But I live in the midwest and anyone who is not crazy should fear and respect their power.  I am somewhat fascinated with them as well.  I dream about seeing them sometimes or running away from them.   Lately we have been having a ton of warnings for ...
    MissLily MissLily 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 5, 2008

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    How It All Started

    This is the story of how I became severely afraid of tornadoes.I was about 9 years old and I was staying a couple weeks with my dad for the summer. He lived in Missouri, which gets it's fair share of them. It was summer vacation. That week, I had been watching the movie Night of...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M Mar 14, 2012

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    Constant Theme of Nightmares...

    I'm from IL...so we get warnings and sometimes touch downs, but real damage and danger is rare, but I am terrified of tornadoes...the second the siren goes off, i make a mad dash to the basement...the 8 years we lived in a house w/out a basement were very stressful at storm times...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Unnaturally

    Obviously tornados are something to be feared. My fear though is quite extreme. I lived in central Texas for 4 years, and while I never experienced a tornado while I was there, I was soooo inrcedibly terrified one would come. Every time a storm came I would have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 12, 2009

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    Always Scared of Storms.

    I have been afraid of storms since I was a little girl.  I have a vague memory of being only two years old and watching a tree come down in the backyard during a tornado.  Now that I am older I don't get as spooked during storms, but if I know it's a tornado I...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    Love Them and Hate Them

    I'm facinated by a tornado, but scared to death that everytime there is a big storm that a tornado will hit my house and destroy everything that I have. I'd love to chase one for some reason. I don't know what it is. I guess cause it's just so amazing how they work and the...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2008

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