(Closed) Natural Disasters- What have you experienced?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What have you experienced?
    Earthquakes : (56 votes)
    22 %
    Volcanic eruptions : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Floods : (38 votes)
    15 %
    Hurricanes : (34 votes)
    14 %
    Tornadoes : (35 votes)
    14 %
    Tsunami : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Wild fires : (21 votes)
    8 %
    Avalanches : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Blizzards : (58 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Experienced my first earthquake today. I’m from NY so I’ve experienced a TON of blizzards and also one extreme ice storm.

    Post # 4
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    When I was younger, a tornado came through our town and hit our church and destroyed an Albertson’s. I remember I was at my gymnastics class that day and we could see the tornado from the building! I also remember that my sister was grocery shopping when it hit, and she had randomly chosed to shop at the store across the street from the one it hit, even though she usually shopped at the Albertson’s. Crazy, crazy stuff.

    Post # 5
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I was just thinking about this a few minutes ago! I’ve experienced floods, hurricanes (and tropical storms and depressions), blizzards, tornadoes, and now an earthquake!

    Post # 6
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m from California so I live with earthquakes

    Post # 7
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011


    Post # 8
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Palma Sola Botanical Park

    I’ve been lucky not to have personally experienced any of these, but I grew up in Oklahoma, so tornadoes were always a close threat, and now I live in Florida and have been through several hurricane scares. It seems like you can’t go anywhere!

    Post # 9
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I grew up in the Midwest and Tornadoes happen.  One actually jumped over our house and came back down in the corn field across the road!

    Then there are blizzards, we had like a 6 week Christmas break once b/c it was snowing so hard and drifting so badly.

    And I live near a major river in Indiana and it floods every Spring–they have to close roads.

    EDIT: My fresman year of college, we had an earthquake.  I was pulling an all nighter to finish up a research project/paper.  So when I crawled into bed, it was 5:45 a.m. and all of a sudden my dorm room started shaking.  At first I thought it was construction but then was like “wtf at 6 am?” Then I realized it was an earthquake so I woke my roommate up and told her and she replied “oh okay, it’s just an earthquake.” It wasn’t bad, but I woke up at 11 am to the aftershock.  It was just a really weird sensation since I’d never been through one.

    Post # 10
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    I am from Miami and was there during Hurricane Andrew. Also, we were stationed in Japan during the Kobe earthquake….. I am unlucky. Hurricane Andrew destroyed everything we owned. I was a child but it was one of the most vivid memories, walking towards the car and watching out patio furniture blow away. My favorite memory as a child with my grandma was going to McDonald’s and she said into the drive thru “give me everything you have”. And they did. She was very wealthy and bought them out, we drove back to where the damage was the worst and handed out breakfasts to people that had nothing but the clothes on their backs. Grown women were hugging me like I was their best friend. I’ve never felt so much, especially so young. We were not in the actual Kobe earthquake, but my family went to help with the cleanup and we had families stay in our home for many months afterwards.

    Post # 11
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

    I have lived in California, so I did experience some earthquakes while I lived there. I have lived in Iowa most of my life, and while here I have experiences some pretty heavy duty t-storms, some very high winds, a couple of tornadoes, and some nasty ice storms and blizzards. We also just had some horrible flooding in Cedar Rapids in 2008 and we are still recovering from that as a city.

    Post # 12
    858 posts
    Busy bee

    i’ve had a tornado go right past a couple years ago, it was a couple streets over. I have been in a blizzard twice in my life. we had the leftovers of a hurricane in 03 which caused major flooding and 2 earthquakes that I felt. I have to say an earthquake is the worst because there is no warning its just bam everything shakes

    Post # 13
    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve had Earthquakes now after today adding to my list of Floods, Blizzards, Tornadoes, many hurricanes and a few wild fires.  VA gets a lot! LOL  Not to mention Ice storms and very cold winters or extreme heat.

    Post # 14
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    In Jersey:

    • Blizzards
    • Tornadoes
    • Hurricanes
    • Floods
    • Earthquakes (minor, minor ones)

    Post # 15
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Blizzards are a way of life in Upstate, NY. Some years we’ll be lucky and scrape by with only 1 bad storm but normally we get absolutely pounded. I’ve experiened many state of emergencies in my day. The most memorable was the blizzard of ’94 when I was living in NYC. I remember being snowed in to the point where the only exit to the outside world was through the second story bedroom window. The snow was so high and condensed that we were able to slide right out the window down to the ground. The split second of fun was followed by HOURS of shoveling to try to dig out the front door.

    I hate NY.

    Post # 16
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I grew up in southern CA so I’ve been through several earthquakes.  I remember in school, we were always taught to duck, cover, and hold. 

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