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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My step mom and her kids, 2 boys and 1 girl took me in for a bit last year becouse my dad got arrested. When they did i would have to get up early in the morning before anyone else...
    cece14779 cece14779 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yahallo!~ This is Lydia returning from It's-been-forever-Land! A lot has been going on lately. I have moved in with my new gf (a bit hasty I know but we were just so compatible). I...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 24

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    My ex wife came from a family with money. I came from a blue collar family that barely scraped by. Sometimes two great people can make monsters out of each other. We divorced in 20...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm here without you baby But you're still on my lonely mind I think about you baby And I dream about you all the time
    gummball gummball 18-21, F Mar 21

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    is there any possibility you'll quit gossiping about me to hide your insecurities all you say is blah blah- "girls" marina and the diamonds
    A1133cat A1133cat 13-15, F Mar 21

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    me and hubs parked up in a car park in new brighton 1 night , we got a bit carried away and looked outside the car to find 5 men staring at us wanking i couldnt believe it when...
    domrep2 domrep2 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mom and dad own their own business and basically can work where ever they want. So we live in the US six months of the year and Costa Rica the other six months.
    y2kgirl y2kgirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    My life has been pretty amazing. And I've had some moments I'll always cherish. Like movie-fantasy-romantic type ****. I've been so completely in love that I lost myself in him...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I was a volunteer at yosemite national park In summer of 2012 I worked in Tuolumne Meadows as a campground host. I rode my bicycle from Seattle, and was the first volunteer that...
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    So most of my dreams are as real as life. And I had a dream that I was helping clean up a natural disaster as a first responder. I was watching another first responder deal with...
    onyxdoll onyxdoll 22-25, F Apr 9

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    While attending a workshop on suicide and loss, the speaker left such a profound impression when he explained the relationship between life and stress. "There is no such thing as...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I need to write this, I need to get this off my chest. This isn't me being a victim, this is me saying that my life has been extremely hard and still is sometimes because of my...
    KAlexxx KAlexxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    The first thing a baby does when born is cry. it does so because the soul is conscious of what it has been born into and is in a state of disbelief(you are more conscious of what...
    DissociatedTruth DissociatedTruth 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I feel like even though I am only young I have so much wisdom and advice for people. The life I have lived has been extrodinary by most peoples standards and I am just coming to...
    NotFromThere NotFromThere 31-35, F Mar 23

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    So my wife and I have been married for 2 years in june, and lived together for a total of 8 years. We have a 3 year old son and just purchased our first home. Things are great to...
    wheelman82 wheelman82 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I wrote on here about a little over a month ago. I have suffered through depersonalization since I was 18. I took this disorder as something I would never be able to overcome...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I have lived for a long time by the X-Files motto: Trust No One. The minute I open open up...boom! Add one more regret to my extremely long list.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have lived in England, US, Mexico, France.Visited Netherlands ,Spain, Monaco and Peru. I have also been to Latvia when I was little , but I dont't remmeber much except for  ...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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           I was told to write another story so here it is: Most of the people in my family have not realized that I have lived a very long time And to...
    LoneWolf32 LoneWolf32 18-21, M Apr 8

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    We have done a lot of traveling over the years outside the United States. My husband and I were military officers and changed duty stations every few years. We have lived in...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 11

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    I've been trying to find stories similar to mine. I just can't seem to find one. So, I decided to write my story. It's sometimes hard for me to write about this. I think my mind...
    DemitriaGoddess3 DemitriaGoddess3 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    So after 3 hours of text fighting with my 'soon to be ex' he finally agreed to move out AGAIN and this time for good by the end of May. I honestly don't know why I let him back in...
    thelionsden13 thelionsden13 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    So after 3 hours of text fighting with my 'soon to be ex' he finally agreed to move out AGAIN and this time for good by the end of May. I honestly don't know why I let him back in...
    thelionsden13 thelionsden13 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am British but have lived in Australia for 6 years. I'm moving back to England in a few months and people will be confused by my British/Australian accent.
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Someone here answered my question and commented something that reminded me of a very very old thought which I haven't thought of since I was 8. I just remembered how when I was...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have plenty of faith. I am a faith-based and faith-driven person. I have faith in God as a Christian believer. I have faith that God is with me every moment every day through the...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I was just diagnosed with uterine fibroids. The doctor gave me very little information. My stomach is swollen like I'm 8 mos. pregnant and all of my clothes are too big but too...
    marissak marissak 26-30 1 Response Apr 10

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    I have been through a lot in life.... I was so pretty when I was kid... obesity took away my happiness. .. my parents were orthodox I always want to b a host but I became a ghost I...
    kirti92 kirti92 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I keep thinking that this is going to get easier to accept. I wish I could have gotten through to her how loved and appreciated she is. I don't want to leave, I want her by my side...
    lifefromlemons lifefromlemons 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 28

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