Hurricanes

@kcrowson (354)
United States
September 5, 2006 3:42pm CST
Did Hurricane Katrina/Rita effect your life in someway?
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20 responses
• United States
8 Sep 06
Sure did! Turned my life inside out.Not to mention what it did to my children.I lost my house, all of our belongings,car and most of all forced to live over 1,000 miles away from my family.
• United States
27 Aug 07
Mauterershelley, Please know that I am sorry that you had to go through this experience and lose it all. I do hope now though that things are truly looking up for you, and please, keep in touch. I have been writing up on Katrina because it had affected me and my kids, but I had to say something here to you.
• United States
7 Sep 06
Yes...it made me realize that government would not help, not during and not after the disaster. Unbelievable but true. I admit that help DURING may have been impossible, but the fact that there are dispaced people one year later is unacceptable, and the government's fault.
• United States
27 Aug 07
Well both of my kids who were in the thick of the storm could have gotten the cards, and we went to FEMA with them afterwards here in Mobile, and basically, they refused to give it to us. I even told them the situation, and they were like, nope, because their father got a check and claimed them and I couldn't because it would be like having a duplicate check. I don't know how that can be since I never got one to begin with.
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Yes it did; In a way it was good, because of her my girls ended up coming back to me after being with their father for like six years. that's probably the only good thing. See he's in Gulfport and I'm in Mobile; when Katrina hit, they were with him and they really got to see how a storm can hit and hurt you. I saw the floods and we had groups of folks come through here on their way elsewhere, a lot just stayed here and are still here. It wasn't good whereby I couldn't get help like I wanted, but I wasn't starving or anything. The Red Cross did help but I had to go to Florida for that. For a while after the storm I had no way of knowing what had happened to my kids and that took six days for them to call me. They ended up coming my way that very night and stayed until just before Christmas.
• United States
8 Jun 07
Although I do not live in New Orleans, I do live in Lafayette, Louisiana. Luckily, we didn't get too much damage, but we had to deal with alot of the aftermath. I remember when everyone was trying to evacuate. Lafayette was a mess! Traffic was grid locked all along the interstate. Then we got Rita! That was just cruel of Mother Nature to do that to us. I slept by the couch with the back cushions taken out so I could feel a breeze from the window. It was so hot and we had no electricity. But in comparison with others, my family was lucky.
@katprice (807)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I don't live in the areas affected by Rita and Katrina, but since my name is Katrina, the hurricane created some interesting problems for me. The full story is on my blog at http://skincareteacher.blogspot.com
@kyle930 (763)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I think it impacted almost everyones lives somehow, just some much more dramatically than others. I was effected by donating things to help the victims but i was not there and i dont personally know anyone who was.
• Canada
4 Dec 06
it did not effect my life in anyway because i live in ontario canada, but i still feel really bad for all the people who lost loved ones and there homes and pets
@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
12 Oct 06
nop only that i felt for the people that it affected in one way or the other
@srhelmer (6947)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
12 Oct 06
I live in the midwest so we don't get hurricanes up here. We get tornados though.
@reader (709)
• India
12 Oct 06
it did
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
11 Oct 06
I guess for me being so far away from Katrina the only way it affected me was what I seen on the TV. All that devistation made me feel so bad for everyone involved. It made me so happy when I seen everyone from around the globe trying to help out any way they could.
• United States
9 Oct 06
not really other than i have a better understanding of the effects of hurricanes
@LaGitana (278)
• United States
9 Oct 06
Hurricane Katrina affected everyone's lives, as did the Tsunami in Asia earlier. Even just to hear, read about and see the affects on tv. It makes you think twice about how precious life is and how in one day you could (metaphorically or really) end up raped, murdered or dying of thirst in a dark superdome with thousands of others right around you. Life is fragile. If I remember that, I live everyday a little more thoughtfully. Thank you for bringing this to my mind again... I needed to be a bit more thoughtful today.
@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
9 Oct 06
While it didn't effet mine directly, it was sad to see all the damage and such that went on. I feel bad for everyone that had to go through that. I've been through a couple of hurricanes when I lived back east, and was never hit hard, and it was really hard to see the houses of people that were hit hard, by wind/flooding etc...and see what they had to go through, and the sadness that they lost everything etc...
@hotmale (810)
• Pakistan
1 Oct 06
nope
@skittlez353 (1404)
• United States
26 Sep 06
I DIDNT LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS OR ANYTHING. I LIVE IN OCALA FLORIDA BUT A LOT OF PPL MOVED TO FLORIDA AND I WORKED AT A GROCERY STORE. I MET A LOT OF PPL THAT WERE SURVIVORS AND ARE HAVING SUCH A HARD TIME. YOU SEE FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW THAN WATCHING IT ON TV, IT BECOMES SO REAL.
@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
20 Sep 06
Yes, I am from Ms. and we had alot of damage, we went with out lights and water,it was terrible, but thank God for all the wonderful people that pulled together and helped.
@krishna183 (2286)
• India
8 Sep 06
i just heard a lot about katrina .. dont know the impact it actually had
• United States
7 Sep 06
In a way it did. I dont live close where Katrina and Rita hit but I hear lot tornado warning around where I live. After seeing people lost everything last year, I decided to buy the safe box where I can keep things that I can not loose if something happen in the future.
@missyann73 (1457)
• United States
7 Sep 06
yes, indirectly, GAS prices are sky high