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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Here's what's been magical to me. Seeing the northern lights, watching waves crash at night and explode with firefly green phosphorescence, orangish red full moons rising above...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F Jul 21

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    I was born in Paris, France, only daughter to a Franco-Spanish father, and an Irish mother.We lived in Paris for my first two years, then with my grandmothers illness we moved to...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    All my life it has been lonesome, i never had anyone come to my birthday parties. I have never had a real girl friend because they would ask me out and of course like the fool i...
    SonofAodha SonofAodha 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I first started to self harm when I was 13. My parents went through a divorce. It was a rough time especially with an alcoholic father. I had stopped self harming when I turned 14...
    EveMarieJones EveMarieJones 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My story is extremely complicated, but quite interesting if you erase all the negatives....I am from a mixed heritage and was born to a catholic mother and Jewish father. When I...
    londongirl98 londongirl98 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I'm one of then people that had landed into the role of councillor among my friends... I don't mind, looking out for everyone, listening to there problems all the time...
    Charcaine Charcaine 18-21, F a week ago

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    You beat my mother up whilst she was pregnant with me & screamed that you didn't want a baby. I was born on the 5th of February 1994 and for a second, you had changed your mind. So...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a chameleon in terms of life status. When I get bored with who I am and what I'm doing, I switch it up for the sweet taste of variety!
    leavemealonepaul leavemealonepaul 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Iv been.. Abused sexually, Mentally abused, Physically abused, Lied too, Left alone, Sworn at, Degraded by words, Told I am ugly, Bullied, Not loved, Beaten, All this pain had...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Sometimes God give you no other option but to make you stronger :)
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am 20 years old and I have suffered with severe eczema since I was 6 months old. It has always taken over my life and as a teenage girl, stopped me from living my life the way I...
    maydaisy maydaisy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    There was once a movie, The Grand Tour, where a group of travelers could take voyages back in time to witness natural disasters and horrors for a fee for enjoyment. The question...
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    Religious (ego) Consciousness, True Consciousness (subconscious experience), and Spiritual Consciousness (super conscious) *Disclaimer: Controversial. Not for the emotionally...
    nagaprincess nagaprincess 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I do not want to be contacted by those who are underage. Never mind categories. I don't think underage people should be on any type of social sites period. If they must, categories...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a single lady of 57, I'd never heard of Sister Wives or polygamy until the television show. The very first episode I realized THIS was the type of family I'd always dreamt of...
    Darklydancing Darklydancing 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i'm a natural redhead..well more like different shades of auburn with ginger highlights. i have very long natural curls, but lack the pale complexion & blue/green eyes..my skin is...
    MillieJadexx MillieJadexx 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just had a weird dream about the "end of the world". Idk it was a Noah's ark type thing. But instead of saving all of the animals, it was every man/woman for themselves. It was a...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Wow!! First hand I can tell you that I was just a lost soul trapped inside this shell. I lived through some dark moments in my life. I had to struggle daily with trust, accepting...
    Christian279 Christian279 31-35, F Jul 4

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    I have a blog about my life and everything I've lived through. It is dark but I am a survivor and proud of the lady I am today http://chanellehaffenden.wordpress.com
    Kissedbyarose Kissedbyarose 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    First.. Think about where you were born,, the family you were born into, the circumstances that surrounded you when you were young,, and all the expiriences and moments you have...
    Josue26 Josue26 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I have lived in the UK all my life. I have been to France, Spain, Germany, America and Holland. I wish I had been to more but my mum is afraid of flying and I'm only 18 so there's...
    MattySomeone MattySomeone 18-21, M Jul 6

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    i was a patrol officer alarm investigator for 4 years i still have demons and nightmares it wont wash away until my wife and counselor i never cried i am shut down off like...
    themosthatedman themosthatedman 36-40, M Jul 8

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    I have suffered with anxiety attacks since I was 8 years old! 1993 I was diagnosed with FMS/CFS I seemed to cope OK for a while but the anxiety crept back in over a few years along...
    faceily faceily 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have lived my life watching my back after a demon killed my grandfather, I was only a year old when it happened the night my grandma woke up and saw a demon looking at him while...
    TheHunters TheHunters 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mum was a single teenage mum that had to raise me all on her own so social services were constantly in and out of our lives. I had to call the ambulance a lot for my mum because...
    Soperslime Soperslime 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I am a ski racer ( downhill ski racing like you have probably seen on the olympics) . I like many ski racers spend their summers at Mt.Hood, Oregon. In 2009 I was a happy and...
    Snowtiger4 Snowtiger4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I am only 18 but I have been through a lot. I have attended my fair share of funerals and I have disorders, I have had cancer scares also . I see myself as strong and I love to...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I can't say this is much of a pleasant find for me tonight... After all, we are all here because we have the same problem. I am however happy to share my experience with others in...
    HerSuitIsMe HerSuitIsMe 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Hello! I'm Kristina, I'm 18 years old. In February this year I was diagnosed Swyer syndrome. Although I'm trying to get used to require me to help people who know I'm going through...
    kika96 kika96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Help/advice needed from other twins who have been through this. Entering very testing times. I'm not too sure what I'm meant to do now...I feel internal chaos. A year and a half...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I suppose I draw from discipline instilled in me when I was younger and the belief that there's got to be something bigger than us out there. I have been through a lot and I feel...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    You call me arrogant. Is that not merely a judgement? Who are you to judge me as arrogant, because I do not speak to you, because I prefer to sit alone, because I am broken...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Growing up i was brought up with so much crap down to alcoholics, violence, abuse both mentally and physically and drugs. Yes i had to grow up fast and had no life nor many friends...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar ( and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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