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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    We had an outbreak of tornados last night in my small town in Oklahoma... We expect them here and especially in May but last night was like a bad movie..... They kept coming for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 7

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    I used to be so afraid of people thinking I was selfish or not being accepted so I would never tell people things about my life. I have trouble making friends because I don't have...
    Stormdance Stormdance 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Nobody has been through what I've been through. Constant chastisement from God. But supposedly I'll be a better person in the end.
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 1 Response May 3

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    I have just been through a death(he died on Easter Day)
    Daisymae44 Daisymae44 16-17 1 Response May 18

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    Almost everything in fact so if u have any comments or questions I can help!! Boyfriend/girlfriend trouble? Homework help? Job troubles? I can help
    Omglolhaha15 Omglolhaha15 13-15, T 3 Responses May 14

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    People have taken me for granted. And i have always let them. What they have done to me has been a catalyst for my success. But every time I look back, and remember some times, I...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    After living in Kenya for 6 years I am ready to get back to the states for 6 months of R n R.
    Gasaholic4u Gasaholic4u 36-40, M 32 mins ago

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    I can't believe that so much time was spent on my own Just trying to figure it out all alone Don't show emotion, let this go I can't pretend that everything is still okay Until...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F May 1

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    It is sad, just sad... If you wanna talk about it just PM me
    barefist barefist 22-25, M 1 Response May 4

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    that's my doing. i just don't think it's fair to others if i take them down with me. you gotta trust people to be able to cope with secrets. i feel bad expecting others to try...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Last night I had a dream I was in this family...like your average everyday run of the mill family. And it was weird because I'm mixed and the whole family was white but that's not...
    Beijodeabacaxi Beijodeabacaxi 18-21, F May 14

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    Hakone Mt. Volcanic activity is a bad omen . It is connected to the great volcanic activity under Mt.Fuji. If it erupts, ashes will probably reach all areas in Tokyo. Mt.Fuji is a...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M May 12

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    Many natural disasters, many sea creatures dying - this is what happens when you have a psychopathic oligarchy running the world, doing weapons testing, putting chemicals in the...
    May 3

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    I'm the oldest. My oldest sister and only blood relation of the 4 sisters are good. My baby sister from my parents marriage won't talk to me. She thinks I'm the one that turned...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 7

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    I have good size natural breasts that have fed children & men ;)
    nicegirlinaz nicegirlinaz 36-40, F 37 Responses May 10

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    Just A Rambling Thought In all the past lives I can remember, I was just a cog in the works. I was never a major player, famous, mentioned in lore, or written about in history. I...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response May 3

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    i have 2 african dwarf frogs who have lived with me only for two or three days now, and one of them (rufio, smaller than the other one) is fairly active, coming up to the surface a...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Long time ago I had a great job, working together with the management staff in an international engineering project, earning a lot of money. At the same time I was dealing with big...
    diaperuser71 diaperuser71 36-40, M May 12

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    Have lived in Japan Guam and now Puerto Rico . Been to a lot of places . I just got out of there navy .. I now just travel and explore and blog about it. No job! If you're...
    jessicalynnsmith jessicalynnsmith 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ok, so I have a serious crush on my roommate. It's pretty bad. I'm talking pulse quickening, temperature rising, butterflies when we are physically close type of crush. I think...
    dissapointinglife dissapointinglife 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    He is Asian, and has black, long hair, and pale skin...most people could probably not stand him. He's arrogant, and antisocial when it comes to most people...but I brought him out...
    Reshire Reshire 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    A little over a year ago I decided to leave my home, my city and my province. I moved several provinces away. With only two suitcases. No job waiting. No place to move into...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses May 3

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    i am not me. this is my alter ego, because i hate myself, i don't want anyone to know who i am so, i use an alias. and under this name i can say what i want and no one has to know...
    trix4jim trix4jim 41-45, F May 10

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    To imply that my kids treat me "great", to think how you have treated me is ok and no apology or even the slightest bit of remorse is not necessary just tells me that you really...
    May 19

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    I have walked through my neighborhood late at night in the nude. Such an adrenal rush. Has anyone else done this?
    Chuckr6 Chuckr6 66-70, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been unemployed for about a month now and finally I have 2 interviews one next Tuesday and one next Wednesday. The one on Tuesday is for the NHS at a mental health hospital...
    klxo klxo 18-21, F Apr 29

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    Looking back on my last relationship honestly i cant really believe what happend to me.ever since i was a kid i have watched cases of people who have gone through that but i cant...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 1 Response May 6

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    I am a young woman with massive breast. Hormones treatment had me developping those because of a sad affliction. Along with my already big frame, I have come to accept myself and...
    sarahdx sarahdx 22-25, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Day by day, you starve my health, Happiness is no longer a form of wealth, You stole my heart and I want yours but I can't take this anymore. Who knew how one could become so...
    imJboy2001 imJboy2001 13-15, M 1 Response May 19

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    will be the one missing me because you will have no one to put in line, anymore. You will stare into thin space and miss the a b u s e you dish out to me. I know I am disliked by...
    May 16