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I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sunri Sunri 26-30 Feb 5, 2014

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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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    All i did...all i the hard decisions i have taken..it was all to be stronger... I did't want to be that person that needed help..that needed a hand or a shoulder to cry on..i...
    jrcervin jrcervin 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    i dated my guy best friend and lemme say it was an awkward experience because we know each other for 3 years now and we dated for a month but we still r best friends and im happy...
    rayy17 rayy17 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Ok so it's been ages since i've shared anything so how about some venting eh ? i gotta say that 2016 didn't start as calmly as i was hoping it would, January has been very...
    Freude91 Freude91 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Okay, so it looks like today is going to be another of those sucky days where we don't get to say "Good morning" to each other. Time to put on my big sub collar and deal with it...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    With petals of love I wished to decorate your heart today. Each petal unveiling a secret that I hold close to my heart. My soul a blooming flower, from a small bud it grew...
    winterfall winterfall 41-45 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    “So you know that having a go at people from hiding is really safe. The person you are having a go at cant assault you even though they really want to. The law covers you. You...
    RichardGivesRimJobs RichardGivesRimJobs 70+, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I lived off interest until 2008, when we all know what happened to interest rates back then. I had CD accounts in 18 different banks worldwide and my average was about 4% when I...
    CaptainEurope CaptainEurope 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I have been through so many things over the years. most recently, I have been diagnosed with SLE, Sjogren's syndrome and a blood disorder. there are days I can't get out of bed...
    myjason myjason 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I never thought that it would happen. Especially not like this. I never thought of my family to become a divorced family. It was during my senior year of high school. Just last...
    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Wake up, Europe, Americas and citizens of all free world !!! Islam and democracy cannot co-exist!! Islam is a political ideology that only wants Sharia laws impose to all - which...
    aloha128 aloha128 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Imagine yourself walking through a forest. So far, it had been one straight path until unexpectedly, ahead of you, is a crossroad, two paths, left or right. Your not afraid because...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok..not my whole life, Thank God. My dad kicked her out when I was 15, with good cause. She was horrible and I don't miss her. I don't know where she is or if she is even still...
    LuvinKitty LuvinKitty 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    now I know this is nothing compared to some of the stories I just seen on here, but here it goes....I started dating my boyfriend almost 6 years ago...during the 6 years we have...
    teeq22 teeq22 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I go through it all the time. It hurts. It turns my world black, sometimes for days that feel like they will never end. I have taken meds before which just make my head feel wrong...
    IamDrinac IamDrinac 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi, I stumbled upon this site while searching ( as iv done thousands of times, for yeeears now) in hopes that I can find some magical supplement to cure the living hell that my...
    Hopelesslyfallen Hopelesslyfallen 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Is anyone else going through this at the moment? Its like all I want to do is emotionally clear and release till there is nothing there. I've been in it since last year and a few...
    Dana1111 Dana1111 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I am a 27 year old third son out of four with NPD parents from New Jersey where I lived in my parents' house until I graduated from high school. I distinctly remember being 13 (and...
    dylster15 dylster15 26-30, M a week ago

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    It's been a long time since I wrote on this site. Longer than a year, I'd believe. So much has changed; I'm a mother, an art model, a lover, an embittered heart and a happy soul...
    TheBareFootedTruth TheBareFootedTruth 18-21, F Jan 30

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    He feeds off of my suffering. He doesn't just feed off of it, he finds it DELICIOUS. I know this because I have FELT what he feels before. It is HORRIFIC to feel the sheer amount...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I lost them when I was 1 I don't know how they died, but after then I was living with my grandparents till I turned 3 and they no longer had the physical ability to take care of me...
    Fighter1999 Fighter1999 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I have been through two abusive relationships, I am out now and safe. I want to tell everyone out there that no abuse is exceptable no matter if it's emotional physical or sexaul...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    It feels like(I am still in) all the programs and feelings that weren't expressed(energy blocks) are purging away. Everything down to the bone. To when you were born and have some...
    Dana1111 Dana1111 16-17, F Jan 26

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    Today I spent my day out with my brothers and someone new in my life.. I learned to live more in moments. Watching them all laugh so much almost made me peee my pants. Watching my...
    love0914 love0914 18-21, F Jan 25

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    I've had a rough life, and large part of it is my fault. I am sure the stuff I have gone through will be with me forever. Maybe someday I will accept things as they are and be able...
    sandrawilde sandrawilde 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I love my dog. I don't know how I could have lived without him the past few years
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 5 Responses Jan 24

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