I Have Lived Through a Natural Disaster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 1, 2015

    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

    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
    Sunri Sunri
    26-30
    Feb 5, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Apr 27, 2012

    "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

    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

    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

    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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    Apr 21
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    nousernameindeed nousernameindeed
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 21
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    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    Apr 20
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    Apr 20
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    41-45, M
    Apr 20
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    Apr 20
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    vegasbaby551 vegasbaby551
    61-65, M
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 18
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    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Apr 18
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    Itslauryn Itslauryn
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 18
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    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 18
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    SystemK SystemK
    22-25, F
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    18-21, M
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    lxcymills lxcymills
    13-15, F
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    Ariannaaaaa Ariannaaaaa
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 15
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    crmurphy93 crmurphy93
    22-25
    Apr 15
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 13
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    Ajushi Ajushi
    41-45, M
    Apr 13
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    Wudugat Wudugat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13
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    clarktm1275 clarktm1275
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 12
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    jaeger053 jaeger053
    16-17
    1 Response Apr 12
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    22-25, F
    Apr 12
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    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    41-45, M
    Apr 11
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11
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    Aselfconsciousturtle Aselfconsciousturtle
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    16-17, M
    Apr 10
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    NorwegianBelle NorwegianBelle
    18-21, F
    Apr 10
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    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    My girlfriend wears that long curly wig. I mean she looks very pretty but the natural look is beautiful. I've seen her with her real hair and afro. She doesn't look bad she looks...
    pml94 pml94
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
    Really Only Dealt With Him When Forced&Now Refuse To Speak To Him At All- my mother was his first and last interracial intercultural relationship and he left our household under a...
    ToBeDiskovered ToBeDiskovered
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
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    cmom96 cmom96
    18-21, F
    Apr 9
    useless human ive proven to be a truly useless human. im destructive. I'm a monster. i broke like a toy fell into a lonely void i lived for destruction as the only definite...
    demonsaint demonsaint
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 9
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    Jadebroken Jadebroken
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 9
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION THE NEW CREATION IS A DIVINE PERSONALITY 1 Corinthians 15:47-48 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from...
    ganyoji ganyoji
    22-25, F
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    prada1010 prada1010
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    2 Responses Apr 7
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    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
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    22-25, M
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    trueloveskiss74 trueloveskiss74
    41-45, F
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    anonlovely anonlovely
    18-21, F
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    18-21, M
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    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Apr 5
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    StoneAgeDrifter StoneAgeDrifter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 5
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