I Have Lived Through a Hurricane

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    Been Through A Few...

    ...and they suck. Sure, there is an element of excitement but the risk of property damage, personal injury and living without electricity in the S. Fl. summer really, really blows. We've been lucky overall, been through Andrew, Wilma, Irene (Ilene- can't remember) Katrina and...
    BooSFla BooSFla
    41-45, M
    Mar 14, 2011

    My Hurricane Katrina Experience

    Hello,   I'm sure you've all heard about the Hurricane Katrina, and the damage it's done to the Gulf Coast and Louisiana areas. They said that storm was 'A Perfect Storm'. Among that of others including my newborn child at the time and my boyfriend, I am a survivor. I want...
    aiscys aiscys
    22-25, F
    Mar 29, 2008


    Living in Southwest Florida, I've had more than my fair share of hurricanes. The worst one so far I'd have to say was Hurricane Charley. We were without power and phones for three days. Almost everything in my room was water damaged. A window in another room cracked and blew in...
    LiquidNight LiquidNight
    18-21, F
    Jul 2, 2008

    Hurracane Wilma

    I went to mexico , cancun for my hunnymoon , was there for 2 days then we had too move to a school before the hurricane hit , the school was a shelter as well each classroom held 30 people we took one blanket one pillow and a change of clothes we were supposed too be there for a...
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 10, 2008

    Hurricane Ike

    We just got our power back on late last night. Most of my family is still in the dark though. My new house did well. We lost a few shingles, but took no serious damage - other than a giant red wine stain on my carpet, a la my brother. My parents' house..... it didn't fare quite...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2008

    I Slept Through Rita Too

    Hurricane Rita, which I believe was around two years ago just after Katrina. People here were freaking out! I remember sitting in my second period class and over the intercom system our principal informed us that we wouldn't be returning until the storm passed. I knew a lot of...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    I've Been Through More Than I Can Count

    I lived on Guam, nicknamed "Typhoon Alley," for nine years. "Typhoon" is what hurricanes are called on the other side of the International Date Line. There was one year when we got hit by six typhoons. We had a few eye-passages while I was there, and a few...
    Aeolosoma Aeolosoma
    56-60, F
    Feb 22, 2008

    Long List

    Here's a list of all the hurricanes I've been through in my 30 years on this Earth. Here they are in order Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Lily, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Homberto, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike and that is not counting little tropical storms and...
    howsab howsab
    31-35, F
    Jul 29, 2011

    Lived? Hell I Surfed!

    About a few years back there were a series of hurricanes to hit florida (nothing new) and I just had to grab my board and go! I got really messed up but it was worth the waves!!! I came out banged up and nearly arrested but hey I thought it was fun and my friends too hell we had...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2008


    I live in in South Louisiana. Born and raised. C'mon now... "living through" a hurricane isn't difficult. It's no secret that it's comin!! LoL
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME
    22-25, F
    Feb 22, 2008

    Hurricane Bob 1991

    We were on vacation in Connecticut when this hit. In fact, we were in Mark Twain's home. Horizontal rain was pounding against the Tiffany windows...so we decided to leave. There were trees down everywhere, and I was running low on gas. I think that was the only time I've gone for...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1
    51-55, M
    Mar 21, 2012

    Hope I Never Have to Go Through That Again

    I remember watching all of Hurricane Katrina coverage on the TV. I felt sorry for all of the people that had been displaced. Little did I know I would find soon myself in a similar situation. Right after Katrina another hurricane hit Louisiana. Hurricane Rita. The night before...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    Apr 9, 2008

    I Grew Up In Florida

    I grew up in Florida so I have been through several.  The one I remember the most but can't really remember the name was the worst.  School let out early that day because they wanted everyone to move inland away from the beach.  My step father told us we were...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2008

    It's Awesome!

     I think a hurricane is probably one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I'll admit i panic like nobody else...but i love it!!!!!!! The excitement, the last minute preparations, the long lines @ the supermarket to get a few bottles of water....loool, and having to go...
    eaglescorpio eaglescorpio
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    K Is For...

    I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. You know what's coming next. Yup, I'm in this group for a few hurricanes, but mostly because of Hurricane Katrina. I was at boarding school elsewhere when the hurricane hit, so I was lucky in that respect. Still, I didn't know if my family was ok...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2008
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