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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    It has been reported that after Natural Disasters that Paranormal sightings that people experience more sightings.After The Joplin Tornado a few years ago after the Tornado hit...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    It really scares me. I just dreamed about a flood coming with rapid speed and tremendous unstoppable power to kill unimaginable proportions of land! The energy in the atmosphere is...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 21

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    I was racially abused and traumatised at hotel du vin in Brighton by two managers who hated me coz I'm a dark skinned Asian looking lady There was nothing I could do they just...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    From 1990-2003 I lived in Fairbanks Alaska and Manly Hot Springs, AK I loved it, but then my work brought me back to the lower 48. If you ever have a chance to visit Alaska its...
    nylonbritches nylonbritches 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    The twenty-second day of January is the worst date on the calendar for me. It is the day that my older brother took his own life and forever changed mine. It was the New Year’s...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    That's about the entirety of it in a nut shell. I fell for a girl when she was 17, I 18. We had a very intense, deep love for only 3 months time. After 9 years of remaining...
    jsc0tzi jsc0tzi 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Abuse is never easy to talk about. you always think nobody will believe you or that you'll seem over dramatic. The truth is, it really doesn't matter if anyone believes you. At...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F Jan 1

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    There has been some time since I showed any real activity here. Alot has happened. I quit school and moved to get a new start. I got a job for a short while which was nice. I...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 5

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    Once again, I don't mean literally other lifetimes. I mean this one. Tonight I was thinking of the past. The night after we got married. I was thinking of how happy we were. Good...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Jan 21

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    I know I disappoint him why else would he say those things to me? I try to do what I'm told, but how can I do all that when I'm taking care of our child and what you ask of me is...
    helplesssole helplesssole 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Two years later & true colors are surfacing above the beautifully polished man you presented to be. Here I am, once again fooled, foolish, and weakened. There is no amount of sorry...
    QueenieV QueenieV 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well, it's been six months now. I was hoping, by this time I'd be completely over him. But, I'm not quite there yet. Still, I must give myself kudos as I've come a long way...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 51-55 10 hrs ago

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    My 12 year old daughter has Adhd (without the Hyperactivity) Add. She is now going through those pre teen years and soon to be a teenager. I believe I had Adhd as a child but...
    Josh1971uk Josh1971uk 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    When I read the websites online about C-PTSD, I was sure I had it. Now, after reading your stories, I'm not sure. I would love for anyone to read through this and tell me your...
    Devinologist Devinologist 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    So I had this very meaningful dream last night. So I was in a large gym and I could see all the people's activities as if I was there but no one could see me. It was all happening...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I achieved slavery submission with my Soulmate/Daddy on my own journey. My situation is hard to explain. I've been with my Daddy for 4 years and I've just now came out to him about...
    bondedmind07 bondedmind07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    There is one time in particular that I still wonder about, did I do the right thing? I lied to my father at age 16 or so. My mom was there too. He asked me: "Tom (not my real...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    To shorten the story, I have an ex fiance from 2004. My father died and he walked away due to my father's death. You know why as good as I do. I ended up having an emotional...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 18

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    Should I be grateful I saw myself even before I was myself today? Anyway, to the main point. During another counsel session today, medical expertise tried to help me out by using...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I miss you as well darling . I know that small talk is not your forte . It's not mine either. When I'm busy , your free . Your busy , I'm free. Enough of my small talk again. You...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's not fair that some kids know exactly where they are headed in life by the tenth grade. It's not fair that some kids get a free ride to college just because they can run faster...
    SarabearPark SarabearPark 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I lived in the uk since I was 13 and now I'm 35 .im dark skinned odd looking woman and lot of English people hate my looks and as a result I ve been very unfortunate and suffered...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I just realized I spend a lot of time arguing with people who are not worth the argument. It causes unnecessary stress, and it wastes my time. From now on i'm picking and choosing...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm a 31 year old female, diagnosed as a baby with brbns. Have been treated in Dallas Texas with dr john Anderson, the mayo clinic and in New York with dr Robert Rosen. I had...
    vwgirl007 vwgirl007 31-35, M Jan 4

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    I am have been diagnosed as with borderline personality disorder last year.Such a relief.I think I have had it for 10 years and have inherited it from my mother.Who I forgive,If...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    So what do you guys think about fate? I jut finished Oedipus Rex so it's on my mind. Is there a set ending to your life, if there is would you want to know? And if you knew and you...
    redhouse97 redhouse97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    My parents waited until my older brother & I were both done with university. I graduated last year and my brother is in his final year (he was supposed to graduate last year before...
    lntel lntel 22-25 a week ago

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    Things people with anxiety hate hearing... 1. Being told we’re being stupid or that it’s all in our heads. But it’s OK for you to complain of a headache, or to seek...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I seriously cannot shut my brain off. it's my saturday night (yes, I'm aware that it is in fact the wee hours of Thursday, but I work in a group home full time and my days off are...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Hi my name is Rosy. I am 49 years old. I was told I have stage 3 rectal cancer. Have been through radiation and part of cemo. I am having a colonostomy bag and surgery to remove...
    rosylong rosylong 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I dont know how many of you believe in God. But I believe that he has us go through things in our lives to prepare us for the future. The thing is everything i have been through...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F Jan 6

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    I've been through so much in my life and I've been hurt so many times. I've been used, taken advantage of, cheated on played and lied to repeatedly by the ones I love so dearly. I...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I can't but find that I am letting herpes run my life . All this medicines I take just to stay health and out of pain is so expensive. Last month alone I spent 1000 dollars on...
    jpstoll2288 jpstoll2288 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm 20. You know what? I know I need to let go of my mother- it's because our relationship doesn't serve me or her and it's unhealthy and I feel she puts pressure on me. SHE IS...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M Jan 23