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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    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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    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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    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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    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    I have been in qatar for the past 20 years.. And i love to be a part of the developmental growth happening now
    sreejithu1991 sreejithu1991 22-25, M Dec 12

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    Not as much as some. But recurring like them. Became glad for broken trailer. And disability pay. Didnt bring ok. But got me through bad symptoms. Stronger...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    Read the title and get on from not everyone goes through some dark times sooner then others but still you behave to embrace the meaning of life in each and every one of his kids
    jitterbug9 jitterbug9 18-21, M Dec 11

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    I love her so deep and emtionally,but today she made me so upset and steress about somthing that really kill me,I have decided to berak up but I dont know how I am going to live...
    scorpian112 scorpian112 22-25, M Dec 7

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    1992 w/ my au t Mary Lou. :-)
    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 Nov 24

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    For the most part, it was great, it really was. I went with my girlfriend to teach English as a second language under a reputable company.We visited most of Chinas wonders (Great...
    Mikfly Mikfly 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    as i told you in my previous content that i am going to share my experience about the self-made so called gods of india soooo here it is...... i was tooo young at that time almost...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I am 21 years old. When I was 15, I had 3 surgeries on my left ankle- 3 arthroscopic debridements of the joint, one Modified Brattstrom (sp) ligament weave, and one to clean out a...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I am 21 years old. When I was 15, I had 3 surgeries on my left ankle- 3 arthroscopic debridements of the joint, one Modified Brattstrom (sp) ligament weave, and one to clean out a...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    And I still stay on my grind! Everyday is a struggle, but I ain't giving up anytime soon. Bahleeee dat! TAKE NO DAYS OFF
    TNDO95 TNDO95 18-21, M Dec 11

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    The first time I went to school was very excited and eager to study. I was too early for the start of classes then left my very rushed to grab the bus home. I was standing at the...
    HericaG HericaG 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I've been seeing a therapist for a while now. The plan has been to work through my traumatic past, which has been something I've done my best to avoid. My therapist is patient...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have met a number of Ascended Masters during my lifetime, some like Rama, I just met in passing. But aside from Kuthumi, there are three that stand out: Hilarion, Babaji and...
    Orion33 Orion33 51-55, M Nov 28

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    Although it is true that there is still plenty of suffering around the world, you cannot deny all the progress humans have done to improve their condition.Due to our success in...
    Dulceperez Dulceperez 26-30 4 days ago

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    A few years ago, I moved from the east coast of the United States to the southwest to go back to university after taking a year long break from school, and I didn't know a single...
    uglyhands uglyhands 22-25, F Dec 4

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    You are a tough, lean, mean Marine; boy you certainly live up to the expectation. You stand one head taller than me. You can easily cover my whole head with both your hands, but I...
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Again, excuse the awkward wordings to get around the censors, but it won't let me post this story without them. I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I've lived through three episodes that should have killed me. it's hard to fear what you've been so close to so much
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Nov 30

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    I have been sexually abused and demeaned. I have had 5 surgeries. I have been on every rx painkiller except morphine and dilaudid. I have lived, loved, lost, found it again, and...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 18 Responses Dec 12

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    My mother used to be so loving and showed affection towards me and my siblings when we were younger. After we began to notice my mom was a hearing things no one else heard and...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F Dec 6

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    My parents died in a car accident when I was 3. I have lived with my aunt ever since. It's hard because I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if they were here.
    meneme2050 meneme2050 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I guess you could say I'm socially awkward but I have lived in a new place for almost 2 years now and still haven't made any friends. I am getting depressed more and more each day...
    kleder23 kleder23 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I am the only child born to two only children. I changed schools a couple of times in high school then left my home town and school friends to live in London, then Europe, finally...
    scaaliwaag scaaliwaag 61-65 1 Response Dec 11

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    The one thing that sets old people apart is that you have lived a long time. A lot of things happen to you over the years. In the 1980s I had a bleeding ulcer. I didn't know what...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know if this is really true. It is a bit absolute. Depending on how I feel and what I need, ....friendship is a word that can have many meanings. Like the untrue story that...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really can. I have been through a lot of **** and met all different kinds of people, that I can basically tell when someone is bad news or good news. I know when someone seems...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I have been through more than any 20 year old should have been through. I have been sexually abused in a relationship that lasted 4 years too long. I have done every drug I know of...
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    I have been this way since I was 12 Yrs old, due to my parents divorcing and me having to live in 2 other towns at different times. I became suicidal at age 15 and that lasted up...
    psychologicallydamaged psychologicallydamaged 41-45, F Nov 21

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    Me and my twin have been through so much together it's not even funny she's my bestie for life. But she puts her bf's before me I'm always there when she needs me but lately she's...
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Dec 1

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    The way I was treated by my step dad growing up, I never learned how to socialize. So all my life getting a lady to be intrested in me has always been difficult. I do not know how...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Dec 4

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    Be it emotional or physical. Being stabbed in the back so many times I lost count, to cancer and other health issues. I have been through more in my 30 years then allot have and...
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    So many people have gone through so much ****; physical abuse, teasing, being forced to take care of people who don’t appreciate it. I know so many people who have had it worse...
    cme4u cme4u 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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