Natural Disasters

@Sawsen (795)
United States
January 3, 2007 11:37pm CST
I almost started a fire today while cooking something on the oven. And I got extremely scared because I have a daughter and I didn't want the house to go down, so I had to put out the fire and quickly finished my cooking, constantly watching the oven to make sure nothing lit up again. But it got me thinking about things that frighten a person. I think natural disasters are frightening, like fires, earthquakes, floods and so forth. So what natural disaster frightens you? Have you ever had your house on fire, or ever experienced a natural disaster?
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31 responses
@mansha (6301)
• India
4 Jan 07
I know how scared yu must be. Once my mom was cooking and the gas pipe caught dffire as it was leaking and in panick she pulled it out from the gas cylinder side too suddenly realising that now gas is leaking from the cylinder. she quickly switched off the cylinder but really it was the most scary day. If cylinder would have bursted that day she would have been blown up into bits by the explosion. Other day my pressure cooker flew from tht gas and landed on the floor. luckily no one was in the kitchen, so noone got hurt. Now I am really careful with it. It has a very light base so probably it happened due to lot of steam or something. But Kitchen accidents are really very scary.
@Sawsen (795)
• United States
4 Jan 07
That's what happened to me with the pressure cooker. Those things are scary. I'm not kidding, they are extremely frightening. I think they should make something other than pressure cookers, because they are life threatening.
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@Hamlet333 (724)
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
yeah,I always afraid of earthquake.
• Romania
5 Jan 07
and me i always afraid of earthquake because is very dangerous for more construction
@saikat123 (235)
• India
4 Jan 07
ya natural deserters r very frightening.
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@ajay22 (300)
• India
4 Jan 07
yes, I have experinced a flood in my hometown and it was quite frigtening, it rained continously for almost 3 days and downpour was not showing any sign of stopping, there was a flod in the low lying area. Luckily my house was not in the line, but we had our fingers crossed
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• United States
4 Jan 07
I have gone through through MANY Hurricanes, its like second nature for me. My hubby went through Hurricane Andrew in 1993. We both went through Hurricane's Jeanne, Frances in 2004. and Hurricane Wilam and Rita in 2005. It is second Nature to me. I know when to get the boards, i know when to forget everything and get ot a shelter :(
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@rash219 (808)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Im scared of all and any kind of natural disaster specially eathquakes.....one cannot prepare for this disaster unlike the others...and no i havent expericend any natural disaster and personally would prefer not to....
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@nitidgr8 (191)
• India
4 Jan 07
never
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@cowlady (270)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Dinner is ready when the smoke alarm goes off is my motto
@UcoksBaBa (801)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 07
I had experienced this matter fire burnt my neighbouring house was just fortunate this fire not big and quickly in extinguished by the local inhabitants, but I had witnessed my grandmother's house being finished was burnt in ravenously by the fire not there are those that remained except for ruins and in this disaster 4 scorched houses were burnt, because of being small children played the match and fire lighted to waste of the pillow in the house through to easily spread all through the room through to kerumah neighbours, was finished 4 houses did not remain.
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@ramzi100 (69)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Jan 07
yes natural disasters happen regularly or irregularly ... but i feel tht there is no way tht no one can stop it unless until we ourselves are gods or godesses .. but can reduce them by not making careless mistakes or something anyways god forbid nothing should happen to anyone
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 07
Thank God that I haven't really go through any natural disasters before. I am lucky to stay in a country which doesn't have any natural disasters, such as earthquake and twisters. I suppose the most frighten me is fire. coz this is the most possible disaster that might happen to me. Everytime before I leave my house, I always check on my kitchen if I have turned off everything properly. I always have this worry, coz I don't want my house to be burnt, and it'll obviously affect other houses too. So we just need to be more careful and alert on this kind of disaster, coz we can actually avoid the fire.
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• Indonesia
4 Jan 07
Living in asian country with a lot of active-volcanoes around and deep sea surrounding, is both enjoying and frightening at the same time. Two years ago tsunami flushed some of my country parts, the most active volcano in the world erupted and a 7.1 SR earthquake rammed big populated city in Indonesia. Just a few days a go, the typhoon just vanished a flight carrier with 96 passangers and drowning a sea-ship with 400 passangers. What is more frightening than a natural disaster?
4 Jan 07
yes it is quite obvious i also worried about disasters an d i gone through earthquakes.last year when i was in india,earthquake came and our building started just like shivering,i was on 5 floor ,my maid was cleaning vessels,she started saying madam leave every body is leaving,it was morning so every body started running towards ground from 10 floors building,no one know what dress,slipper and all,my husband was taking bath,we both thought just we are getting faint,but when i saw outside i realised,my husband has not come outside,my kid was in my hand ,i was praying to god,so much terror in our hearts,but i do'nt want to go with out my husband,i thought whatever happen we will together,after while it calm down,nothing happened but the people scared a lot they did'nt slept that night,whole night pray was going on.
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@atreyasa (79)
• India
4 Jan 07
some times happen like that we have to pray god for this kind of things
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• United States
4 Jan 07
Yes, I have been through a fire, a flood, a tornado, and a several hurricanes. My worst fear is tornadoes because they happen so very quickly with little time to really prepare. When I was 17 I came home to find smoke pouring out of our kitchen. I was able to find the phone through the smoke and call the emergency number, then grabbed my cat and ran. Unfortunatly my Dad had turned the fire up on the cooking pot roast on the stove instead of off. My mom had been involved in a car accident and in his haste to go check on her he made this error. We had severe damage to the house but we eventually were able to move back home. I still to this day check my home for anything that could cause any type of fire before I leave home. During a bad storm I had a tree fall through the roof and end up in the bed next to me. The neighbors all had damage as well so it was classified as a mini-tornado that went through my neighborhood. One night we got nineteen inches of rain which caused my home, my car, and my office to flood. Out of all of this the worst thing I have ever gone through was Hurricane Katrina. I left New Orleans and evacuated but it took me two months to get back home. The devastation and hopelessnes was unbelievable. My home had damage but amazingly I lived in the twenty percent of the city that didn't flood. It was at this point that I realized I really wanted to move and start a new life somewhere else. Well, I moved to Albuquerque and got fifteen inches of snow last Friday-the last time this area got this much snow was thirty years ago so I am learning how to adjust to this weather event as well.
@Sawsen (795)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Wow, you seem to have it pretty tough with nature. I admire your courage though, and your survival skillks. I get scared over the smallest things so hopefully the next time something semi-frightening occurs, I'm going to think of your post and remember your strength. Thank you for the really in depth post, I appreciate it.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
Thank you for the kind words. Glad I could help out in any way. Preparation is the key for me now. I keep a fire entinguisher in the kitchen now and I periodically check The Weather Channel that way I can be prepared somewhat for any weather events. When I heard the snow was coming I zipped to the grocery for extra goodies--I am clueless about driving in the pretty white stuff.
@DeathGods (100)
• Israel
18 Feb 07
not interesting
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
A few times the Grill has set alight and I have to say that scared me. Even when I put it out I was still shaking. But my worse experience was, when I was 15 someone jumped on my back in the Swimming Pool and I could not go back up I honestly believed I was going to drown, I hope I will never drown it is awful.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
5 Jan 07
If cylinder would have bursted that day she would have been blown up into bits by the explosion. Other day my pressure cooker flew from tht gas and landed on the floor. Ever since I have been very vigilant about plugs, electric circuits, appliances, the gas range, etc especially when I am about to leave the house. It's very very scary but it's something we have to prepare for
@chel_0525 (203)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
sad.natural disaster is the most threatning scenario.here in our country flashflood that causes landslides kill thosands of people and bury them all with their belongings under thick mud.they are seeking for help now,they are very unfortunate.
@jbl1975 (374)
• United States
5 Jan 07
The most scared I ever was when it came to a possible natural disaster. I had heard over the radio one late summer night about a severe thunderstorm warning, which never scares me, but it was when there was the possibility of a tornado with "little or no warning"...THAT'S what scared me. I was up all night worried, but my parents were asleep not worried. I did not understand it. Luckily it never happened.