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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    I'm not really sure if I have this particular disorder but I sure as hell become not myself anymore when I'm in certain places I don't feel comfortable to be at or I have issues...
    rarestusernameever rarestusernameever 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    I can only imagine the insanity that passess for rational thought inside these idiots heads. When does hiding in coles and whispering threats at a total strangers back become...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone, I recently found out that my son who is 11 has a Desmoid Tumor. My heart is shattered. I'm scared to death. I just wish is was me instead of him. How do yall get...
    SabrinaandXavier SabrinaandXavier 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have been through lots of ups and downs and lots of blames but it's my inner strength who is kept me firm and supported me through all ups and downs...it's always good to be...
    jinsham jinsham 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 15 years and 14 of them we have gone through some kind of drama with his mom. We have made every effort to have a healthy relationship with...
    dangermamaof4 dangermamaof4 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    So my situation is different than most. I had a healthy childhood, I did sports and watched what I ate. There is a strong history of type 2 diabetes in my family so I was always...
    Mekkaku Mekkaku 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I haven't had the worst upbringing, but I definitely did not have the "Leave it to Beaver" upbringing either, not by a long shot. I have had plenty of trials and tribulations...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Growing up I witnessed a lot more than I should have and grew up way to fast. My dad sold marijuana and was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and abuse my mom. I was about 7...
    L48O1516S2342T L48O1516S2342T 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    Want to know me better? Autism is funny. And terrifying. (Just like EP really) Just now, as I sat reading a short passage of keywords about autism titled 'Am I OKay' I did my...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It takes me a bit of courage to put this down here, in my blog, but I’m comforted by the fact that there are people out there who have gone through the same thing as I have...
    ShruthiK ShruthiK 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've never been diagnosed with cancer, so from that perspective I cannot relate with many of you. My father died of lung cancer in 2009, and it was devastating for all of us, my...
    Nmajor Nmajor 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    One day i looked in the mirror and saw the signs of maturing age in my hair. So i died it. Which came out really nice. So then I decided to put a Keritan treatment in. I have this...
    baprel26 baprel26 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    and am glad there are others out there that have it too, because i'm not crazy.(At least not half as crazy as they were making me out to be)But...I would never, ever wish this...
    katiebabydoll13 katiebabydoll13 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    THE WHITE LADY One of the creepiest, and earliest - experiences that I can remember is the ghost of an elderly woman who would visit me at night when I was a little girl. The...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    i have been through a lot in my life. after my parents divorce and harsh seperation i lived with my dad who was a bit aggressive. he never let me talk to guys or even say hi. he...
    jessy55 jessy55 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have always had fantasticly vivid dreams. I remember a horrifying nightmare from when I was five, but tonight I had such a surreal and lasting feeling from a dream, that I feel...
    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ok- this will be controversial... I used to be heavy. I lost 65 to 70 lbs around 5 years ago. I lost the weight everywhere but up top- they look fake -but are not... So.... I...
    JsGg JsGg 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was called every kind of ugly names because of my wild-kinky-happy-uncombable-curly hair...The fact that I refuse to straighten this mane bothers people for reasons that I know...
    Marife7128 Marife7128 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Would anyone like to chat with me? (To give you some background info, I'm a bisexual girl who loves to write and sing, and I have gone through a lot). It would be great to get to...
    niahhydra niahhydra 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Baby I'm a man, maybe I'm a lonely man who's in the middle of something, that he doesn't really understand. Baby, I'm a man. And maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M a week ago

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    I say you are certain, then try to find the denotative form to define, yet all that is written in many dictionaries is without error, proven by evidence, something true, so I need...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Wish I knew why I felt this way..... If I was gone I know no one would miss me
    N1kaFa0lchu N1kaFa0lchu 26-30 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I am not gonna pretend that being a Christian is easy and that it's always a good time, cause its not. It's really tough a lot of the time and I have seen things, I have been...
    NicoleWahlstrom NicoleWahlstrom 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    6-19-15 I was in a place that reminded me of a school. The room looked like a gymnasium. The room started shaking and an alarm went off. They were saying it was an earthquake or...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F Jun 21

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    I just wrote an entire, eloquent missive... Outlining how my bursts of optimism work within my naturally pessimistic state... And then Accidentally pushed the damn Post an...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    My weirdest dream is like a good movie. I am an 18 years old girl, but in my dream I was a 70 yeard old white bearded man (and I acted like it was a completely natural thing to...
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Hi everyone, so basically this is quite tough for me to talk about because it pains me to do so... But I feel I have to share in order to 'tackle' this issue and try to solve it...
    Iduneven Iduneven 18-21, M Jun 19

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    I had a dream that I will never forget. This may be kind of long, but it is worth the read....and to get the kind of idea of what I was seeing, I think my subconscious based my...
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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