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I Have Survived a Hurricane

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    Hurricane Waters

    The first time I came to the Philippines was three years ago for my dad’s wedding and we all went to Borocay for a few days after. We stayed at a hotel I’ll never forget called Niggi Niggi Nous Nous. I never asked what it meant, but the place was magical. It had a...
    heathermaria heathermaria 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2009

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    Well, My Mom Survived It For Me.

    Hurricane Hugo was a terrible storm that came through here three weeks before I was born.  A tree fell through our house and destroyed part of the roof with my pregnant mother and great-grandmother inside.  My mom said the whole time my Nana was trying to...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Nov 27, 2009

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    Ike Did Not Destroy My Spirit

    This time last week I was suppose to be packing clothes to attend my niece's wedding in Oklahoma, instead I was beginning to prepare my home for the arrival of Hurricane Ike.  I can't begin to tell you what I was thinking or feeling at the...
    lotstogive lotstogive 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    Hurricanes In New Orleans

    I have lived in New Orleans my whole life so I survived every hurricane that has came here since I was born. Currently just went through Isaac here. Its not for the faint of heart bc of the winds and rain that are incredibly strong that beat on your windows and roof. If you ever...
    Shaggy411 Shaggy411 26-30, M Aug 31, 2012

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    Hurricane Andrew

    I lives in West Kendall, south of 88 in the disaster area. I passed armed national guardsmen to buy groceries. A decent number of homes in my development were destroyed. Ours survived, I think because of the window tint. What would happen is debris would break a window. Then the...
    chromatic chromatic 41-45, M Oct 4, 2010

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    Rita, Ike, and Humberto, and Some Other Tropical Storms I Can't Remember

    I live in south east Texas, and these recent years have been crazy with hurricanes!  I love extreme weather, so these were right up my alley.  My first hurricane was Rita in 2005.  By the time she hit us, Rita had lessened from a category 5 to a 3. ...
    blueglass blueglass 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    Hurricane Wilma

    My brother and his wife decided they were going to get married in Cancun. I made my reservations to go. I was excited because I had never been to Cancun.The day I left for Cancun I was told that a hurricane was going to hit there. I figured they would not be flying in there if...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F Jun 6, 2011

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    Hurrcanes ??

    Yep, growing up in the keys I've seen a couple Cleo and Brenda come to mind recently and anther couple. I was 8 for Cleo and 12 for Brenda . There was great excitement  mom was terrified Cleo was our first hurricane experience. After it was over there was a bit of a clean up...
    jadecrow jadecrow 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    My Dad Is a Hero

     My family and I experienced Hurricane Fran and it's horrible aftermath in 1996. It made landfall in North Carolina as a category 3. The storm caused more than 3 billion in damage along the Eastern coast of the U.S. I was 13 at the time (living with my parents) whose house...
    uncgirl uncgirl 22-25 Sep 26, 2008

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    Hurricane Wilma - South Florida

    It was mid to late October in 2005. I had started the first grade a couple of months earlier and returned from a typical vacation to Orlando with my family. I live on the outskirts of a fairly big Florida city by the name of Boca Raton--not close enough to the coastline to be...
    Exa121RETURNS Exa121RETURNS 13-15, M Aug 5, 2013

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    My Story

    I was in Louisiana visiting family when the hurricane hit. I suffer from a bone disease which makes my bones break incredibly easily and i cant run. I was very young at the time. We got caught out in the open and I was hit by debris from a damaged building. I broke my femur...
    MikeyG133 MikeyG133 18-21, M May 14, 2013

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    Several...but...

    ...all minor ones; Categories 1 and 2. Our family home was destroyed by Rita, but that was after I moved away.
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Plenty

    I have survived alot of huricanes been on the island for 2 years now with my group and we have been hit by a few huricanes we manage them just fine they were very scary at first
    LeeleeDawn LeeleeDawn 16-17 May 23, 2013

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    Running From Rita

    Before I go into detail about my experience with Rita. I had better explain about my frequent moving habits. Before Rita back in 2003 I lived in Southeast Texas, well in 2004 I moved to Mesa, Arizona, but at the time I was unable to take all my belongings with me. So I rented out...
    Skyelillie Skyelillie 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    I Am Truely Thankful.

    I am truely thankful that unlike many people in Texas, i only got some water damage and have only had no power for the past five days.  I had no water for three days after Ike.  My prayers are out to everyone in Texas who have been effected by Ike in some way or...
    dignus101 dignus101 26-30, F Sep 18, 2008

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    "George"

     A long time ago in DR i experience 2 hurricane, the one that i remember is hurricane George. Back then i lived in a 4th and last floor and the winds were strong as hell,rain flooded the streets and water got into the house,some windows were broken, thanx god thoe were the...
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F Sep 24, 2008

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    More Than Once

    I guess we are lucky as we've not had a direct hit like Katrina but we do get our share. I think this year is gonna be slow for us but I could be wrong. Lots of rain though.... everything is flooded and with each new rain another river or sink hole appears. I guess I'm used...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    Actually I survived a tornado

    that destroyed our home when I just turned 7! A wall almost crushed me while sleeping in my bed!
    2j2g 2j2g 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Hurricane Alicia

    I lived on Galveston Island in 1983. I was  6 months pregnant with my youngest son.  Hurricane Alicia was only a catagory 2 storm. But keep in mind that we were on an island.  We didn't have a car at the time , so  we made plans to go to the mainland with...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 54 Responses May 28, 2009

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    Isaac, 7 Years After Katrina

    When we were ordered to evacuate, my heart dropped into the pit of my stomach. Milo went into emergency mode, quickly packing things up, boarding up the windows and doors, placing sandbags. We drove up to Jackson to stay with my cousin. 7 years ago to the date Katrina hit. I was...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F Aug 31, 2012

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    Survived the Craziness of Gustav

    I'm slowly starting to recover from all the craziness of two weeks ago. Two weekends ago we fled our home from the approaching Hurricane Gustav. It was complete pandemonium even before the evacuation order was given. I was terrified. I was sure I was going to end up homeless. The...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Wow ...

    i cant remember heck dont want to really ... maybe 10-12
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 5, 2010

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    Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy could prove to be a fairly devestating storm for the East US coast it is expected to make landfall between Washington DC and New York, take care of your families and pets! Just to add more information it is likely to make landful somewhere in New Jersey...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Three Or Four...

    My first hurricain was when I was in Fl on vacation with my family. We drove from Orlando to Ft Lauderdale and drove right through the eye. It was exciting and scary all at once - I was 12 at the time. When I went into the Navy I lived in Fl for 2 years, there were a few big...
    PHSensei PHSensei 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    Several

    I grew up on the water. Maryland and now VA. Most were winding down by the time they reached us... But there have been a few. One we watched about 45 feet of my Aunt's yard wash out into the river, and later in the evening had the river in her living room...so not cool. Another...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2009

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    Hurricane Hugo

    When I lived in NC. Hugo went inland near my house (we didn't live on the coast, but near enough) very scary, knocked over trees and such. I remember the eye of the storm passing over us. I went outside and looked at the clouds all around, the blue sky straight up...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Aug 13, 2009

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    My Hatred of Ike

    Once again I have survived a hurricane. But my hatred of Ike is much greater than what I ever felt for Rita. Everywhere I look now, I see the devastation it has brought to southeast Texas. My home was not damaged, which I am grateful for, but still my family and friends suffer...
    Skyelillie Skyelillie 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2008

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    Um, Kind Of.

    It wasn't so much a hurricane as a lot of 75mph wind by the time it got to my house, but yeah... it knocked out 3/4 of our metro area's power and my house was in the dark for 6 days.  The first three days, the wait to get gasoline was 30+ minutes, and they had to direct...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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    Hurricane Wilma

    Oct. 24, 2005   When I lived in Naples, FL.  Hurricane Wilma came ashore with 125 mph winds!  They had told us it would just be a Tropical Storm, so we all stayed.  Then they moved it up to a "mild" Category 1, so we still stayed.  They said the...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F Mar 5, 2010

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    Hurricane Andrew

    When I was 11 Hurricane hit here in Louisiana. My dad was sick in the hospital and we couldn't leave him behind so we rode the storm out in the hospital. The wind and the rain was nothing like I had ever seen before. Some of the windows were breaking and it looked like the...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have them on a regular basis sometimes I can feel them coming on three or four hours before they happen.my first was when I was about one and a half years old I am 29 now.
    almostdead2day almostdead2day 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    He was my best friend, and he was in love with me, i was afraid bc he was an absolute player, and made out with a different girl every day. So i lost him, he was very very mad...
    marshmallowthing24 marshmallowthing24 13-15, F Apr 8

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I had been living in Los Angeles for about a month and a half when the Northridge Earthquake hit. It was January 1993. It registered as a 7.4 on the Richter Scale. I was awoken...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Mar 21

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    I was somewhere and overheard there was going to be a drive-by shooting so I ran to the nearest building to hide in order to avoid being shot. as I was running I grabbed a woman...
    numberonecrush numberonecrush 31-35 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was a baby in the womb and almost wasn't born but I survived ^_^
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm happy that I survived this first day but actually I'm nervous. Nervous because I need everyday applicants and there is a quota to fulfill.
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 Apr 1

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    i survived sudden cardiac death and am one of the 5% percent that survives. alas,stuck in a sexless marriage and no manner of communication seems to solve that. any advice on...
    bill977 bill977 51-55, M Apr 11

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    This may sound a wee bit silly to a lot of fokes. I have a best friend, he is 11 years old, he is very comforting to me. he does not question me, he likes to sleep on my clothes...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F 29 mins ago

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    We are all survivors. I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Hello, I just had a nightmare. I am typing this as I just woke up. So I can remember most of the details. I went to my old school for lunch, I did not have a reason but I did...
    Toastland Toastland 13-15, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    [X] the dark [X] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [ ] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [X] spiders...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Last night I stayed up late finishing a paper. I only got 4 hours asleep and to make matters worse I have to take the train and walk to school in the rain.. Really it's a hurricane...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I really felt alone with my anxiety, until I started to post on here. Somehow, I think writing my thoughts out, actually helped me. Sure I still have anxiety, but it's not as worst...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 1 Response 36 mins ago

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    Me and my ex-fiance met in high school. we feel in love since then moment we seen each other. we got pregnant and he decided that he wanted a better future for our daughter. one...
    navarro2014 navarro2014 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I want to find the perfect guy. However to find the perfect guy I needed to experience the guy who I thought way "the perfect guy" but turn out to be an a**hole I met this guy...
    aliceS96 aliceS96 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I was hospitalized for MDD, (major depressive disorder) four years ago. Spent 23 days in a VA hospital trying to get it under control. My nurses and team were ******' amazing...
    Michael5280 Michael5280 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    The first case of a nuclear explosion occured in 1536 when an Irish man and a Scotsman got in a fight and head butted each other with such force their ginger hair ignited causing...
    rocketman84 rocketman84 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I was driving about 55 mph and froze in the saddle. It was a long straight stretch of highway and I don't know where my head was but on a long sweeping corner & drove straight into...
    Batboy69 Batboy69 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Many people ask why do you stay in an abusive relationship the answer to that is simple many times with emotional abuse you do not realize you're being abused because the abuser...
    jadelaoch jadelaoch 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I've always been a safe rider and have riden motorcycles for almost 30 years. People generally trust me to lead a group which I do with safety as the primary focus. Last May, I was...
    DaCrusher DaCrusher 46-50, M Mar 21

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    3/26/2009. I was 5.5 months pregnant with my youngest. I had been working at a nursing home as a CNA. All my residents had the flu, it was a really rough season. When I came down...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F Mar 25

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      my step-brother committed suicide a few years ago, and last night and several other nights i have dreamed (nightmares truly) because he was so abusive to me and my...
    jdn86 jdn86 26-30, M Mar 26

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    I love motorbikes and have grown up around them. I love the thrill of being on one and wearing all the gear. Motorbikes are so cool. I have never been a very confident person and...
    Clagerag Clagerag 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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