I Have Survived a Hurricane

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 150 People

    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
    56-60, F
    54 Responses May 28, 2009


    ...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
    1 Response Sep 27, 2008

    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
    1 Response Aug 12, 2009

    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
    Sep 26, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 26, 2008

    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

    Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

    .I lived in South Florida..that was a tough year.
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 9, 2008

    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


     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

    Three...four...how Many Have There Been Since 1996?anyone Know?

    I've survived: July 1997 ( Danny) Sept. 10-14, 1998: Hurricane Frances Sept. 27-28, 1998: Hurricane Georges October 3, 2002, Hurricane Lili August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita September 13, 2007, Hurricane Humberto August 31, 2008...
    AdenaAngael AdenaAngael
    16-17, F
    Oct 11, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I remember a Hurricane

    that came up from the coast an was a category 2 when it blew winds twirling an it twisted an broke down trees every where it was bad.
    marblemuck marblemuck
    66-70, M
    Oct 24, 2015


    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
    May 23, 2013
    bryceobd bryceobd
    22-25, M
    Dec 6, 2014

    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...
    16-17, M
    Aug 5, 2013

    I survived Hurricane Andrew back in 1992.

    I will never forget that summer I spent with my grandmother. I was at the Imperial at Brickell in downtown Miami FL, and was about 7 at the time. I will never forget when Andrew first made his appearance as a tropical storm off of Cuba. Meteorologist Bob Sheets was expecting...
    jt8md88 jt8md88
    26-30, M
    Sep 3, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Wow ...

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

    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
    6 Responses Sep 23, 2008

    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
    51-55, F
    Jun 6, 2011

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