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I Was In a Tornado

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    11-23-2004 Olla, Louisiana - If I remember correctly, it was around 8 or 9 at night when an F4 touched down on the tiny little town of Olla. I was at work in a gas station that...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Mar 11, 2012

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    4 Times - The first... I woke up in the middle of the night to the loudest bang I have yet heard in my life. I was 6. It was the sound of a tornado snapping the...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Sep 4, 2009

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    Way Too Young to Remember It Though... - Apparently i was..... I was like 1 and we were driving through Nebraska and there was a tornado. We were in a restaurant and they had us...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F Aug 21, 2008

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    Tornado II - My wife and I were in Florida visiting some friends in Panama City.One morning we had arranged to meet for breakfast and plan the days activities.While we were eating...
    traveler traveler 51-55, M Oct 27, 2006

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    Almost Killed - One little old average day turend out the worst. Me,my big sis, and mom were driving home from mom's worship practice. We saw green lightning from the sky. Soon...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 13-15, F May 24, 2013

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    I had 2 rescue TOTO, but left Dorothy behind, my bad!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Jan 7

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    Joplin Missouri F5 - :'(I live in Joplin and was effected by the May 22 2011 F5 tornadoIt was horrible and still is
    picachewy picachewy 16-17 Apr 15, 2012

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    April 27, 2011 - Only seven days after my 19th birthday, Tuscaloosa, Alabama was hit by one of the worst tornadoes I have ever experienced. I have lived in the south my whole life...
    gwig gwig 18-21 4 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    Family Of 5 Story Of Oklahoma Tornado - Hi everyone reading this. I want to tell you a remarkable story of my mom's friend's house destruction in Moore. I'm sure if you live in...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 13-15, F 3 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Caught In the Eye - It was a pretty freaky experience. I managed to get inside before the eye passed, but I have never, to this day, experienced such an eerie stillness. An almost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Almost In A Tornado Twice! - Our family lived in St. Louis MO a few years when I was younger an being from CA we had never experienced a tornado. In the late afternoon we were down...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller 22-25, F Jul 3, 2013

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    A Couple - I was in one not to long ago.. Maybe a couple months ago.. It took my house and my car.. And I had to go live with my prom date... Then not even three weeks later a...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Jul 22, 2008

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    Summer 2007 - It was summer 2007 in Michigan. I had just gotten home from a friends house, and I was helping my mom and sister clean up the house for her grad party that was going...
    Sabrina1991 Sabrina1991 22-25 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    One Of The Scariest Times Of My Life - I don't want to sound like a wimp but I tell you, being in a tornado would make the strongest man crap his pants!! I just moved to SC from...
    Cbinzo68 Cbinzo68 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Tornado - I remember when i was about 16 and i was working at KFC, and it was a real muggy day, and I remember it started to rain a little and the next thing i know the Sky turned...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    The Big Top - When  I  was  10  my  mom  and  dad  took  me  to  the  circus.  While  we  were ...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    I Was In A Tornado April 27 2011 - i was in the tornado that hit cullman alabama on april 27 2011. i have never witnessed mother nature so close since i lived in miami, which was...
    cuddlefuzz cuddlefuzz 31-35, F 4 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Yesterday....... - I live in an area called "Tornado Alley"......we have them every spring/summer.......yesterday we had on ( it's freakin February!).....the technology...
    cap1015 cap1015 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    Drove Through One - Over a year ago now, one night I was on the way home from a friend's house in IN with my wife and now 1yr old. For a while we were watching a thunderstorm off...
    viperman viperman 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    Not Exactly Tornado Alley - I live in Massachusetts. We get tornado watches/warnings pretty often, usually every time there is a storm. No one ever takes them seriously. Why would...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise 16-17, F Jul 2, 2013

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    What a Rush - I have been in quite a few considering I used to live in tornado alley. The last time I was visiting my brother for new years and they said we had a tornado warning...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2007

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    Funnel Cloud - I grew up in northern New Jersey, and tornadoes were unusual there when I lived there. The first tornado I ever encountered was while I was driving home from work on...
    barryseaweed barryseaweed 36-40, M Nov 3, 2012

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    July 26th, 2013 - You know how they say tornadoes never happen in Northern Michigan? Well one almost did happen. It was just a normal day of driving downstate and back up for...
    Mandy314 Mandy314 18-21, F Aug 31, 2013

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    The Day Of The Mile Wide Tornados - May 3, 1999 - I've always been fascinated by the weather. I always wanted to see a real tornado. I got my wish at 10yrs old. Going down the...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    the Storm In Gulfport - I'm sure all of you remember hurricane Katrina from last year and what it did to the Mississippi coast.Well I was in Gulfport ,Miss. about 15 years ago...
    traveler traveler 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2006

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    Saved a Younger Boy. - I was going to summer camp in wisconsin, right after 3rd grade. I took a rowboat out on the lake with the son of the samp owner. He was 2-3 years younger...
    CarterQ CarterQ 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    A Couple - I was in one not to long ago.. Maybe a couple months ago.. It took my house and my car.. And I had to go live with my prom date... Then not even three weeks later a...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    When Hell Broke Loose In Joplin, Missouri - I was driving a truck delivering to grocery warehouses all over 48 states. I was delivering to Carthage, Missouri to a big underground...
    Roughneck1992 Roughneck1992 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    When I Was Little - We're in a tornado warning right now, actually, which reminded me of when I was little and I was eating lunch inside (tomato soup and grilled cheese) and all of...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    First time I met him, I thought he was the sweetest guy ever... we had fun, he treated me with the greatest respect.... Soon after he became telling me what to wear, how to act...
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    I had no idea until he told me-- about a year or into our relationship. I found out he had been seeing someone else the whole time, even before we had started dating, and they had...
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    i wish i was just as gorgeous as Candice <333 like if i was as beautiful as her i don't think i would have troubles finding someone special. ugh shes perfect
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    I WAS the other woman. He chose his wife and son. Now I'm nothing to him. 16 years and I'm nothing. The affair lasted 8 years but 8 years prior to that we were the best of friends...
    Movingonmovingon Movingonmovingon 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    You guys are ignorant idiots. Michael was black and always have been. You are judging a man by his skin color. Most of you don't even know he had a skin disease called vitiligo. He...
    Kitzami Kitzami 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    You can read my full experience on my experiences. So the guy that took advantage of me gets out the September after spending 7 months in prison and I was wondering if anyone knows...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My old next door neighbour used to force me to wear his wife's panties when I was 12
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    I was raised as a girl starting at the age of 8 years old.Being the oldest of 4 boys,my mother always wanted a couple daughters and decided to raised a brother and I as girls.My...
    haileyj1 haileyj1 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 17

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    Ever since I was a toddler; before I could remember, my mom told me, I would occasionally go missing. She even has police reports written up, on her toddler (myself) missing. She...
    PanzerBat PanzerBat 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Everyone around me is either happily single or in a great relationship... I'm just over here being solo. Last night my friend invited me over to his friends place to play some Beer...
    IAmNotPeppercorn IAmNotPeppercorn 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I can't remember the first time I did get caught coz I think I was around 6 or 7 and it was just dismissed by people as I didn't understand what I was really doing. But earliest...
    apwnn apwnn 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I was 13 and pregnant, I was a case of rape, he was taking me home from church and took me to a park instead. I was afraid of him, he told me he would be picking me up every...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    My dad was and still is the most important person to me. Hes the only one who really cares about me and what happens to me. My mom wishes she never had me, my brother and sister...
    noone447 noone447 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    There was once a guy from my Christian school (I was initially Christian going in as an eighth grader) who I really liked. He had a feminine edge to his behavior, but I overlooked...
    ArchSeven327 ArchSeven327 18-21, M Mar 18

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    The fist time I use Girl Clothes....It was night y I just wake up to go to the bathroom so I see it, the was a cute(for me) bikini (ask for photo) so I just decide to try it on I...
    vanessalovewearingpanties vanessalovewearingpanties 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Hello Everyone! This is my story of when I was bullied in public school. If you're a victim of bullying, stay strong. I started getting bullied in my first year of public...
    Maria16 Maria16 16-17 Mar 18

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    A few years ago, I was driving home late at night. It was about 11:30pm. I was on the freeway and noticed a truck using the on-ramp. The on-ramp was a 450 degree loop. Just as the...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 18

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    When I was middle school, people didn't like me because of who I was as a person. See, I wasn't your stereotypical black kid. I spoke proper English and simply didn't do things...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I may be somewhat young, but memories of playing outside will stick with me forever. My backyard was awesome! It was big enough for us to set up volleyball, baseball, football, or...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    So we were childhood besties and we both had feelings for each other's. He told me when I had gone to the hospital after a car accident. I of course loved him too. We started...
    Wolfygirl172 Wolfygirl172 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I was a target for bullying when I was young. I stayed strong, made friends outside of school, moved away after high school and made it trough those difficult times. Now my SO and...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I was at boarding school till I was 18 and one day I was in big trouble for being out late. The headmistress called me to her office along with 2 girls who were in the same trouble...
    SpankMyWilly SpankMyWilly 31-35 Mar 20

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