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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5, 2014

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    Barely

    I don't mean I barely survived; I mean I barely qualify to be in this group. Growing up on the Gulf Coast, I've been through many hurricanes, but none of them that seriously endangered me, or my property.  I've been airlifted out of my flooded home by helicopter, but it was...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M May 21, 2009

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    Iowa Flood Victim, Still Trying to Survive

    Hello Everyone, my name is Michelle and I'm only 22 years old. My story is a long one and I hope you all take the time to read it. I've made a website with my story and photos of the home I lost and that I'm still struggling to pay for along with my current house payment... http...
    flood08victim flood08victim 22-25 1 Response May 28, 2009

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    "my House Is A Disaster And So Is My Life" When And How Do I Regain Control"?

    I haven't had a Clean house in Years. I don't have the energy or drive to get up and do anything. ( Even if I didn't have a broken hip ) I don't think things would change much..I stopped wearing makeup some time ago, And stopped fixing my hair. Iv'e just given up on 'everything...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2011

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    Tornado

    I lived in MO close to St. Louis for a few years and that time has given me a fear of tornadoes. The first time the sirens went of we were playing video games at our house with a friend and we all thought they were police sirens. The second time we knew what they were. We stayed...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    Gotta Love Huricane Parties

    Katrina was close, we didn't get hit too hard though. Rita hit us dead on, the eye went over us. Ike hit hard too. Before 2005 I had lived in south east Texas my whole life and never saw a hurricane... then I got 3 in a row.
    Rinoa8 Rinoa8 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2011

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    4/27/11 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    It was a hot day for April, and a busy one. The torrent of work for the end of the semester was hitting, and, frankly, I wasn't sure if I was going to get it all done. I had been called in to open at work, delivering pizza. We were slammed all day, reports of the tornadoes...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M Apr 27, 2012

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    Earthquake

    I survived a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. 113 confirmed dead but still counted, and around 250 people still missing.  The amazing thing is i should have been in town at the but my friend was running late to pick me up. I ended up being the front door way of my home...
    CrackedNut CrackedNut 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    Barely

    I don't mean I barely survived; I mean I barely qualify to be in this group. Growing up on the Gulf Coast, I've been through many hurricanes, but none of them that seriously endangered me, or my property.  I've been airlifted out of my flooded home by helicopter, but it was...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M May 21, 2009

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    Far Away, Long Ago Glowing Dim As An Ember

    My family has lived through a natural disaster alright. Two of them as a matter of fact: Hurricane and Earthquakes. The Hurricane was Hurricane Andrew of 1992 when it sweeped through Florida. My twin and I were just kids, we didn't get the gravity of what was going on. Not until...
    Whitelighter5 Whitelighter5 26-30, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Well, More Than Once

    I have experienced two hurricanes Hugo and Georges.  Hugo was the first hurricane to strike PR in 28 years so a generation was unprepared for it; I was 19 at the time.  We put a wood panel on the front windows but the wind took it off and the windows were expose to any...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    Many Times

    I ahve served with the American Red Cross Disaster Services for many years so have been in on recovery from natural disasters. But in 1995, I was living in North Georgia and was directly effected by a Blizzard. I went to one of the disaster shelters, only to discover that the...
    Raibeart Raibeart 51-55, M 8 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    2003 - the Summer of the Fires

    In the summer of 2003 a huge area  of British Columbia was engulfed in wildfires.  It was a terrible, traumatic experience for thousands of people, residents and rescuers alike.  I have never written about this before, not even in my journal, because just after it had...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Ok where do I begin? I have a mother who doubts me and thinks I don't have any capabilities to live a normal life. My dad he is more of a mate than my dad. But he has faith in me...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    my life has been an endless pit that I am always falling deeper into. from a young age my parents divorced, then I started getting bullied a few years later, my grandpa died in...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I remember back in 2012 that was the year that people believed what the Mayan calendar had predicted about how the calendar was going to end anyway I remember I was going through a...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M 22 hrs ago

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    My ex-friends sucked. There were the little things. Just typical teenaged small problems that would roll off my back. I'd be the third-wheel whenever I was in a group with them...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I think everyone does! No one can say that they have lived their life without mistakes. It's what makes us who we are- and those mistakes, I feel, have strengthened me! I have some...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    About 7 months ago i received my first DUI in Chicago. Horrendous! I've always been a person who suffered from anxiety and depression so that has not helped my situation. This...
    Worried3948 Worried3948 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a lower back tattoo...I know I know exactly what you are thinking... tramp stamp..yes, however I was young and back when I was 18 it was definitely the "in" thing. I have...
    BeachBumMom BeachBumMom 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You know that moment when getting up out of bed feels like getting ready to jump off a cliff? Well, that explains my depression. I want to take the leap and impact the world but...
    mybeloved21 mybeloved21 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I'm sitting here, in the midst of the frog pond park. Remembering the time When I cried here. Now3 years later I'm here again. Trials and tribulations, I fear sometimes.But not...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    this seams to be my life long story. I was born transgendered. people have judged me as weak because of this most of my life. For years i strived for acceptance. Iv been many...
    tommym4m1958 tommym4m1958 56-60, T 6 days ago

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    I have been through thick and thin from boy to boy trying to find the perfect one that is easy going and cool not the ones they show a six pack the ask for sex or a picture or your...
    amarristarr amarristarr 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If most people walked just a mile in my shoes they would end up completely insane to have to fight and claw just to survive to have absolutely nothing and have no choice but to...
    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T 6 days ago

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    So I'm a lesbian and before I was bi I had a crush on my best friend before I admitted I was bi so a loooonnggg time I liked my friend so i didn't want to admit I liked girls (this...
    icantstandme icantstandme 13-15, F Jul 22

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    I found this website when I was searching for people's experiences with a related treatment, ECT. I noticed that a lot of people have posted here about getting ECT, but there are...
    WendyTN WendyTN 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    http://youtu.be/OJWP0ntHtUU I have been through several horrific things in my life. The first one was at age 6 and so many since then. I realize that many people are not made...
    notadream2u notadream2u 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    It was the start of a zombie apocalypse. Even the animals were infected, like dogs and snakes. The setting is a weird/dream-like version of my past high school, a kind of modified...
    imsoawkward imsoawkward 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I want to share a verse to all of the strugglers in sin and in their relationship with God. But first i want to send a powerful message, and that is God sent his son to die for us...
    TemptaionWontShakeMe TemptaionWontShakeMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have recently became an Atheist and this morning i went to church because i have still attended church even although i didn't believe, however as i sat there the minister...
    caringperson2 caringperson2 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am 50 years young and loving it! I am always mistaken for being in my late 30's. The profile that is posted was taken July 4th 2015. Personally my youthful look comes from...
    womanofblessins womanofblessins 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    She has been my best friend for almost 10 years and my life would be completely different without her. We have been through a lot together and I have had several friends that I...
    Christineevee Christineevee 16-17, F Jul 16

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    She has been my best friend for almost 10 years and my life would be completely different without her. We have been through a lot together and I have had several friends that I...
    Christineevee Christineevee 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    just yesterday or technically 2 days ago i messaged someone anonymously after they had friended me and i wanted to see what they were about. and lets just say we are exactly the...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I know for a fact I am stronger because of everything I have been through. My life has been flipped upside down the last month. My whole sense of normalcy has been thrown out the...
    chelsealynn217 chelsealynn217 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    He is a beautiful and gentle person but he is destroying himself and me as well. I would rather have died than to have lived to see this.
    dixie27 dixie27 51-55, F Jul 15

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    I was abused until the age of 24 (almost 25), and when I left the house my mom was finally able to have the courage to divorce my dad. She tried to get custody of my younger sister...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I've kept to myself most of the time. I told myself whatever I'm going through is minor. I'll get over it in a week or so. But weeks turned to months. Months turned to years. I...
    SinSpitter SinSpitter 18-21, M Jul 15

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    After completing year 12 an abundance of emotions stirred up inside of me. Happiness, for finally completing all of my final exams, and compulsory schooling. Sadness, for leaving...
    sammimel sammimel 18-21, F Jul 14

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    My boyfriend left his tablet at home. I looked through it I'm not sure what I was looking for but I looked through his ex's Facebook page. I can't get over the fact she existed and...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    For the longest time I have wandered through life aimlessly, but now my goals seem to be defined by the arts. More specifically, music. My dream is to become a musician and be...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I have been asked does PNES ever stop? Truthfully given that the condition affects suffers in different ways. After reading a lot of research and accounts from suffers from the UK...