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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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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    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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    "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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    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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    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My family mother n father brothers sisters. They are all very negative. I have managed to find a fighting spirit from somewhere but right now I feel beat down. They're like a...
    braingarden braingarden 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was scrolling through my wall and found some statuses from a few years ago. One was posted at 2 am on my birthday. I wrote that sometimes I feel like screaming, but I don't...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    32/white physically fit ex royal marine, midlands based. i have a good relationship so im not looking to co-parent just donate, i have 2 children already boy and girl.
    MaleStafford MaleStafford 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    It really started when I was younger. I got into a serious car accident when I was four years old. My head went through the windshield. Me even being able to write this is nothing...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    When no one builds you up and only cuts you down, it's hard to feel confident. Sure, they say you can ignore people who put you down, but when it's your family, how do you ignore...
    Daquiri928 Daquiri928 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have posted in this thread a few times in the past. It has been 9 months since my last post. I am pleased and proud to say that my relationship is the strongest it has ever been...
    sfm21 sfm21 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My family was going on vacation. We all packed and left. My brother was acting really insensitive the whole time, like oblivious. For example he set his phone down on a suitcase I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    These past few days have been crazy. The excitement of my new job offer and then the nightmare of a "pregnancy scare" that I have just gone through has sent my emotions spiraling...
    Kriyash Kriyash 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    esp. after living thru hurricane Katrina https://youtu.be/gWMfZA3sY8Y
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    esp. after living thru hurricane Katrina, ten years ago. wow! wake up call, s.o.s https://youtu.be/gWMfZA3sY8Y !
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    it's so depressing. I was a size 0-3 when i got married, and now i'm a size 12-14, depending on the make and model. speaking of model, why do they use the stereotypical model for...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Until I escaped for the greener pastures of a Ohio.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so devastated. My husband and I were just talking about how we love our birdies so much. We have owned two previous birds, Ringo (Quaker), Maya (African Ringneck) which...
    ConureLove1 ConureLove1 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    there are times when i drink that i just want to grab my purse and see how far i can get walking or driving. it isn't that i want to leave anyone behind. i just want to see new...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just came back from a dinner with my boyfriends family and friends and felt sad coming back. The thoughts I had was I envied my boyfriend for having family stability and wished...
    montgomery1984 montgomery1984 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    a turtle in space just floating able to recognize this infinity so many galactic dreams endless space for questions exploring the mysteries losing control no distractions to...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    so much. but if you ask anyone my age, you find that you are not alone. I have been through events of tremendous sadness, experienced horrific events, felt loneliness that I...
    intimacyfound intimacyfound 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not that I am the only person who have gone through problems in life.. But yes they made me more stronger and showed me different perspectives of life... Every problem solving...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M Aug 26

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    Yes I have. I have been through a lot in life. I had lost both my parents when I was six. I grew up at my uncles with the siblings that kept picking on me. I worked hard and got a...
    mickeyboy09 mickeyboy09 36-40, M 11 Responses Aug 26

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    Just in the last week my life has changed dramatically, if I look back on the last few months or the last year I have learned so much that I feel like a completely different person...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F Aug 25

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    We are naturally curious as humans. It's one of our many great qualities which have led to knowledge, innovation, and progress. We want to know things. It's important to us to...
    youzd youzd 36-40, M Aug 25

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    I, amazingly, woke up today with a huge, heavy, dark weight on my shoulders. I went from last night, whirring over the endless possibilities my life, relationship, future held for...
    Jessa3141 Jessa3141 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F Aug 23

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    I have been through a lot for the past couple of years and I have been judged because of who I am or because of the way I look. I have been bullied for the people I like and why I...
    Nelly2003 Nelly2003 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I miss being looked at, like that. It's life. Plain and simple. The natural life cycle of predator versus prey. In this, predation is not a means to exercise hate, misogyny, or...
    notsocomplex notsocomplex 31-35, F Aug 21

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    After reading through these comments, I went to the doctors and asked to be prescribed Propantheline Bromide for my hyperhidrosis. I have lived with HH for approx. 12 years and it...
    BS22 BS22 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I haven't written anything in a while and although I think of this website as somewhat a diary of my actions and experiences, I really haven't had much to say until today. This...
    wieman351 wieman351 51-55, F Aug 20

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    I know you may look at me and say.. "Your only 13! How can you be complaining about going through a lot in your life?" Well if you want to know ask me. But i have been through...
    LoveMeNow2002 LoveMeNow2002 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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