what was the worst disaster you've known in your place?

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Philippines
August 9, 2007 10:06pm CST
i was doing an assignment for my sister for her school, its about earth's natural disaster, as i was searching, i thought, earths rage are really devastating, but as i go on, ive known that the worst was not a cause of mother nature but of people. here in my country, the worst ever disaster was when a garbage dumpsite collapsed and buried about 500 garbage scavengers. it was very tragic and just emphasized the poverty situation, yet, lessons remained to be learned to this day.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
Well, i think here in my place, the worst is the Pinatubo eruption of 1991. I was there and i actually believed that it was the end of the world.
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
oh yeah, i remember the mount pinatubo,we're in manila, and the ashes reaches are place too.
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
i mean "our place. :-)
@madzie09 (279)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
i've heard about that over the news. mine's not really the worst but considered a disaster, so far here in my place we haven't encountered any horrifying event. But i have experienced our half of our house on fire and experiencing a lightning struck on our house floor because the door was open and it just happend right in front of me.
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
its good to hear that no one was hurt. lightnings are horrifying specially when it comes with thunder.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Here where I live, hurricanes are the norm. I have went through Frederick in 1979, Georges in 1998, Ivan in 2004 and Katrina in 2005; and some others that weren't so bad. with all hurricanes, we lost electricity with the exception of Frederick, for some reason, we had all the electricity in the world which is unusual because that is usually the first to go. Ivan and Katrina was like barely a year apart; matter of fact it was like 11 months and two weeks apart from each other. I had no lights after Ivan for like almost a week, Katrina was like five days. Also, my father who was in his 80s was still living, and though he wasn't much trouble, I was pretty scared that whatever storm came next, I would have to hit the road with him because he wasn't in the best of health ; Katrina kind of took the cake because of where I lived and all(Mobile,Alabama), a lot of folks came here and stayed during the storm; folks are still reeling behind Katrina here and it's going on two years since it happened.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
11 Aug 07
My city Jabalpur, is earhquake affectted area. There was very great damage to life and property in june -97,the same year i got engaged to my husband in october,everyone teased me for getting married in such place,they told me why i am throwing myself to danger, but thanks god, its 10 years now, and still there is no further earhquake and i and all my family memebers are safe.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
11 Aug 07
For me, it was a "natural disaster." I was living in the San Francisco area in 1989, so I experienced what they called "The Great Quake of '89." For you baseball fans, that's the one that took place the year that the A's and Giants played each other in the World Series. It was a surreal experience. My step-dad had been out to sea when it happened, which is fortunate. Had he been in port, my mom would have been on the highway structure that collapsed when the quake hit. The "best" part was the next day, when everyone went into school asking "Did you feel it?" No, I was on the moon at the time.
• Thailand
11 Aug 07
a few years ago there was a big wave called Tsunami that hit Southern part of my country, Thailand. yeah... lots of deaths...
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
10 Aug 07
The worst that I know of for my area since I've been alive is the hurricane we had when I was in kindergarten. I live close to the mountains and it came all the way in from the coast. Everyone was in a state of panic because it is so unusual for hurricanes to come on land like that. It was Hurricane Hugo and I can remember being in my grandparent's basement and hearing the whistle of the hurricane. It sounded like a train was coming right for the house. It was terrifying and interesting at the same time.
• Malaysia
10 Aug 07
airplane crash due to human errors.