Have you ever personally experienced a natural disaster?
I wake up alive every morning
Ice storm shut down my city 2 weeks and no electricity for over a week. This is in a city of 450,000 population
Several major earthquakes. 100 year flood. Tropical storm just under hurricane strength. A single stretch of 40 days of downpouring rain. Through it all, I've been most fortunate.
Small earthquake, tornado, Sandy, Irene, blizzards. Ah, NJ
Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Matthew.
A 500-year flood and had a tornado rip out trees on our acreage and travel over our buildings.
Currently in the safest place in the whole country for natural disasters!
Does our current president count as a natural disaster or unnatural due to the Orange hair and fake tan?
Yes. Several unimpressive ones. Pacific Northwest drought. Flood with salmon swimming across road. 4 inches of snow when the DOT was not expecting snow. An Earthquake that broke a couple things but didn't really do much.
Yes. Softball sized hail, severe storms, and a 100 year flood a few years back.
We have had a number of floods and near misses with tornadoes, but I have not had any serious injury or property damage.
I’ve been in a few tornadoes. Not exactly fun, but it’s interesting watching people from up north flipping out over an EF0.
"Seen" or "been in"?
One, saw, one, been in.
The one I saw was an EF0, the one I was in was a high-end EF2.
Must have been quite the experience. More exciting than my drought.
I was at a national convention in Alabama. All the southerners were playing board games, while those from the north and west were flipping out. It was an interesting experience. Wouldn’t exactly recommend it though.
8 years of Obama
An ice storm
I don’t know if this is a natural disaster but an ice storm that lasted a little less then 2 weeks in NH. The doors we frozen shut for a couple of days until we were able to force them open or fire had to come and break ice off the everyone’s door
I've experienced a hurricane but I wouldn't call it a disaster.
Ice storm Tulsa Oklahoma..the whole city was under ice for 10 days.
Hurricane sandy demolished Long Island. We are still picking up the pieces
Volcano, Mt St. Helen’s
Hurricane Harvey demolished our house. We lost everything we owned. Still reeling from it. Attempting to rebuild, but boy is it's bitch!!!
Yikes. My thoughts do out to you.
Hang in there!
Irma was pretty fun. Marie (not to be confused with Maria) was also a good one I had the pleasure of being a part of.
Tropical storm Darby on Oahu last year.
Hurricanes and an earthquake.
Earthquake in 2008.
Sort of? I was working at the Hanford Site in Washington state when the Nisqually earthquake happened on 2/28/2001. My office chair started moving, and the vertical blinds on the window swayed back and forth. It was unnerving!
I went through the Nisqually earthquake in downtown Seattle, and the 65 one which was worse. Also the 62 Columbus Day storm.
Battered by Hurricane Sandy
Earthquakes. Biggest being Northridge and had to move because of damage.
I've lived through a not-very-powerful earthquake and a tropical storm. That's as close as I've come to a natural disaster
One flood, some earthquakes.
I don’t count tornadoes under F3 intensity. But I do live one city over from Rowlett, TX, which saw a solid EF4 a few years ago.
I remember seeing all the damage while driving over George Bush on Hubbard. The damn tornado went right over the lake. It was apocalyptic shit
Does typhoon Paka count?
Hurricane Donna when I was really little. Several earthquakes of note in California.....those are scary.
No but when my dad was 15 his whole house and farm was completely taken away with a F5 tornado. His parents and 5 siblings all survived under a table in the basement but they lost almost all the animals including 200 rabbits
My fiancee got braces
I was in Moore Ok during the big one in 2013 ,devastating.
Flash floods all the dam time
I experienced hurricane sandy. I was inside the whole time, but we lost power for nine days after and had to just keep on trucking. Charged our phones in the car, took cold showers, lit the stove with a lighter and waited in line for gas. My mom kept teaching her piano students but had to stop at sunset, and we thought, “THIS is how people lived before modern electricity?🙄” I did spend a few nights at a friend’s house with power, which was nice.
Um, I experienced a category 2 hurricane. It didn’t destroy anything, just made a mess of leaves and twigs everywhere. That’s about the closest thing to a natural disaster I’ve ever seen.
The 2016 election.
(I'm a conservative but I just couldn't resist lol)
No, that disaster was definitely man-made.
Hahahaha. So many good comments.
Everybody in Kansas is lying, we call this place Tornado Alley for a reason. You too Oklahoma, don’t try to ignore those earthquakes and ‘nados
More tornadoes that I even care to try to list...& at least one of those did some damage to my home at the time.
Were you around for that mile-wide tornado that hit part of Birmingham?
I live on the border with Alabama, I was terrified it would come my way.
I️ wasn’t. I’m from the Huntsville area.
Hurricanes Isabel and Irene
Plenty of Typhoons and Hurricanes. They make us go out to sea to avoid them and they always end up following the ships. It's a shitshow.
Irene and Sandy.