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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5

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    One Disaster After Another!

    Years ago, I lived in Japan. Once on guard duty we had a Typhoon hit ripping sheets of steel lose and throwing them around like frisbees. I abandoned my station to hide behind a stone wall to save my life. Another time I was in a movie theater sitting in the balcony with my feet...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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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 9 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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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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    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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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F Aug 30

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    Far too much and far too much caused by me Three wives and still married to the third who used to be abusive when she drank, three kids who ignore me completely. Lost everything...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Abuse of power. Medication damage. Republicans. Slander. Taxes. Hostile work environment. Wrongful termination. Invalidation. Blatant Discrimination...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 20 hrs ago

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    Right though I mean just for this teen part of my life I don't regret how I spend my sad little days -,-
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I've lied about a lot of things in the past, now I've learnt from my mistakes:)
    xgirlyx xgirlyx 13-15, F Sep 1

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    Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to require the most from you.
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Avoid the philosophy that yesterday's luxuries have become present-day necessities. They are not necessities right up until we make them so. Several enter into long-expression...
    Michael749y5lj9 Michael749y5lj9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Decide and put into action a mechanism to keep track of a variety of AAP associates who can serve as SMEs for disaster preparedness and response subjects.Skip directly to look for...
    Joshua603a4yn8 Joshua603a4yn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Me babbling . Sometime we feel like the world is coming to an end, because of our own personal apocalypse . Our insecurities and emotions are a natural disaster waiting to be...
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Do you think natural disasters and wars will ruin the earth beyond repair?
    Tuesdaygone Tuesdaygone 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 7

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    05/09/2007 - Old Tokyo 1765 I see a vision Blurred by the unknown How do I stop this I'm Takeshida a store owner Clutching a pulse cannon clash of era's Wandering aimlessly Zombies...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Throughout my marriage my husband has been unfaithful in some sort of way. He would make online profiles on adultfriendfinder and other adult dating sites to talk to women. We have...
    elle1640 elle1640 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I confess I´ve committed the worst of sins...I´ve lived...through good and bad times, been in different places and got used to them, studied other cultures, learnt other...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My ex is white and our son is of course biracial. I didn't set out to be in an interracial relationship, but when we met at the time, we just clicked and it felt right. I remember...
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    Because i was in one myself for several years. He abused me as my bf, and i believed him when he said he would change and control his temper. I believed him so completely that i...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I always have felt that natural beauty is much more simple and clean I do wear mascara and eyeliner sometimes. but I don't understand how some woman wear inches of foundation and...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    In April 2012, I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer. I had surgery to remove the lump and the sentinel lymph node. My surgeon took about 5 nodes and 4 were positive for...
    Natassa69 Natassa69 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I wonder how would it be if they have lived too, my life would be so much richer for my little children, and they would all have each other. My starting-to-be-verbal daughter asked...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    So as long as I have lived where I currently am, there has been this old guy who bikes past a couple times a week. This is the very first time I have not heard him ranting and...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I have lived with anxiety for longer than I can honestly remember, I am fine around people that I know and enjoy company with, but when it is someone I hardly know at all, I begin...
    Prevaricator Prevaricator 16-17 Sep 7

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    I was not born with a whole brain. I was born physically disabled and physically able. I have been given natural talents and special inside gifts. I do not look disabled to many...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 11

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    So much built up tension was released the other day, i had so much going round in my head and it had to all come out. I have sat for 15 years and observed, and listened and taken...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F a week ago

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    I have hunted ghost. I have lived in three haunted homes. I regret to inform those who think it can be explained is just not ready for reality. I have pictures and I have...
    drob8it drob8it 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Since I was little I've known my great grandparents came to the us from Croatia in the early 1900,s.. Bought a farm and had 7 children 1 being my grandma. They did teach their kids...
    kacyleu78 kacyleu78 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    To be completely fair and honest we all have been through shitloads in our lifetimes. It's not usual to hear someone going through hardship, and it's typically casual and if not...
    stevan456 stevan456 13-15, M Sep 1

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    When I was 16, my boyfriend beat and raped me. Afterwards, I asked, "Why did you do that?" and he said, "To make you feel dirty so you won't be a **** anymore."I thought I loved...
    InnerGuidance InnerGuidance 26-30, F 14 Responses Sep 7

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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I have had bronchiectasis since I was 7 but wasn't diagnosed til I was 27. I have been to 4 different hospitals trying to figure out what it was. The doctors thought maybe CF but...
    kkrosen1 kkrosen1 36-40 10 hrs ago

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    The only real distinction between these people and your self is in the way of thinking - your beliefs and thoughts about your self, about meals, and work out.If you can't begin to...
    Joshua603a4yn8 Joshua603a4yn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have been through many things and like many with hindsight I think why did I not do things differently. Most people on the outside of abuse at home say "You should leave" while...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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