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I Have Survived a Hurricane

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Wow ...

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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 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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    I was with my ex for 6 years. At first it was great even though i got pregnant very quickly. We moved into our own place and planned to be a family. Once the baby was born, it was...
    soontobeexwife soontobeexwife 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I have survived a few, the first one when I was a kid, 6 or so, mom was driving a Volkswagen Rabbit, we were basically run over by an idiot in a muscle car, jacked up on drugs. my...
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M Jul 29

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I have survived a moose den and fought of a pack of wild dogs that circled me, and a vicious dog attack in the streets. I hope to add a wolf and a bear to the list some day
    RannochWinter RannochWinter 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I always figured I was pretty normal growing up, after all how could I know what life was like for others. I knew I was sad a lot and did not know why I was so dang sad all the...
    Brumble Brumble 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I want to be shut away from the world In my twisting and hurling hurricane I want to close my eyes and let it carry me wherever it wants to I want the water to engulf me and fill...
    layswhyfe layswhyfe 18-21 Jul 27

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    After an unhappy relationship, and four months of post break-up torture, my ex will finally be moving to Florida. Migrating south like an endangered species of *****. But I'm ready...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I've made people I know, friends actually, bleed. I loved the rush of power I got when they told me to stop. I did, but I still lost friends. I'm trying to stop. My aggression...
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    We have two headed towards Hawaii now, they are supposed to lose strength before they hit, but you never know. I hope Iselle and Julio spare us from any major damage. :-)
    SamanthaLei SamanthaLei 46-50, M Aug 6

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    Back when I was thirteen my family was friends with my rapist's family, so we treated each other like family. We trusted each other. I even had a crush on my rapist. So when he...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    It was a normal day at work, a car pulled up to be valeted, so I handed the man a ticket and proceeded to the rear of the car...... I looked to make sure a car wasn't coming then I...
    JoshLeeHamilton JoshLeeHamilton 18-21, M Jul 25

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    It´s the second time I saw this dream... It was a mix of Harry Potter ”stuff” and my own life. I killed evil-Voldemort-kinda looking guy, by stabbing him to heart, because the...
    kikus13 kikus13 16-17, F Jul 27

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    We all have scars, I'm nothing special. I neither need help nor support. I don't ask for pity or advice. I understand the pain in your eyes before I see your bruises. I have been...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    This encounter happened a few years ago. My mom had just recently passed and I had fallen ill.I was sleeping on my favorite living room long couch and could hear my grandmas soft...
    emilysdream emilysdream 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    3 times when I was married. First my ex husband tried to run me over with his truck. I was in the hospital for 3 weeks, in a coma. Second time: He tried to strangle me...another...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    *Throws tea at window* Oh why hello there. Today I'm going to tell you a story. If you don't want to bother to read or at the end your going to judge the door is this way .-. I...
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Your scars have the power to remind you that the past was real. And that you survived it!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 30

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    April 27, 2011 my work called and told me to stay home for the day because bad weather was expected. I began watching the local news at 9:00 AM. I have an obsession with tracking...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Me and my brother were in an accident 4 days ago July 29th 2014, we wanted to go to chick fil a for lunch about 5 mins down the road we came to an intersection and it all changed...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    What a Negative Experience! On EP it is vivid and clear that the active members have NO appreciable value to the site owners or site staff. Now I have proff to share with you...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 9 Responses