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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

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    When I was little my house was hit by a microburst.
    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5

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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...
    Whitelighter5 Whitelighter5 26-30, F Nov 18, 2012

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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...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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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...
    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...
    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...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M May 21, 2009

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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...
    Rinoa8 Rinoa8 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2011

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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...
    Raibeart Raibeart 51-55, M 9 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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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...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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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...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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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...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M Apr 27, 2012

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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...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 16, 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...
    flood08victim flood08victim 22-25 1 Response May 28, 2009

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