Are You Afraid Of Storms?

@wmg2006 (5383)
United States
November 30, 2006 8:34pm CST
Do you like it when it storms, lightening, howling wind, pouring rain? Some people enjoy this but I am always very scared, I have almost anxiety attacks! It is storming here now and I am a wreck. What do you do to stay calm?
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@hazeter (670)
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
I am not so afraid of the storm although i want to be with someone if there is storm.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Even if I am with someone I am still very afraid. I try to be calm if children are around because I do not want to upset them, but inside I am terrified.
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• India
22 May 07
exactly i do the same!
@darshakk (2142)
• India
3 Dec 06
u cannot do anythng abt these natural happenings unless to pray to god to stop these...so dont panic...relax
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@SharK07 (245)
• Romania
1 Dec 06
Storm - storm
Hmmmmm....not any more.When i was 7 i was afraid but now i walked on a field during a lightning storm.The storm caught me there i wasnt there because i am craizy.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
3 Dec 06
That would have given me heart failure!
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@lsen06 (4998)
• India
1 Dec 06
yes, i afraid strom very much . once i have faced strom in orissa . from then i feel afraid of stroms.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Me too!
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@chance00 (3332)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I love storms.As long as I am not driving.I am scared to drive in a storm
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I am scared to be in a storm at all. I guess it goes back to my days when I was a forester and we would get caught deep in the woods when a tornado would come up, very dark in the woods and the trees are bending to the ground, very scary!
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@stellarjade (1240)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I love storms. Especially big thunderstorms. I like to listen to the rain, watch the lightning.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
1 Dec 06
You are one of kind. Why don't you get firghtened?
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@AIKOMEI (301)
• Singapore
1 Dec 06
I like it when it rains. However, I do not like storms, especially, I dislike lighting. In Singapore, there are lots of instances where people get struck by lighting and die.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Yes lightening is bad and the thunder is horrible. I am never in a place that just has rain it is always a storm here.
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@sarah22 (3980)
• United States
1 Dec 06
i dont mind them but cannot stand it when it get too loud. the lightning coming throw the window. i just close my eyes and hide my head under the blankets. but other then that, funny enough i sleep great once i fall asleep.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I wish I could sleep during them.
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@brentjh (679)
• Namibia
1 Dec 06
You should have seen the storm we had in our area yesterday! It literally cam down in buckets at angles because of the strong wind. Lightning was all over the place and we had about 10 strikes at about 100 meters away, which is way close! I film lighting, but there was no way I was going out yesterday - too dangerous! Pitty though, I am sure they would have make some great shots! Oh an we had a lot of hail aswell. It rained 60 mm in about 40 minutes, and then it was all over! Short but intense!
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Storm - lightening
Those are the kind of storms we have ALL the time and they are the ones that scare me so much!
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@mayshoe (606)
• India
1 Dec 06
i watch TV.....though i dont get scared but it is better switch off mind from the present situation.......or play cards if you have a company or ........read Alfred Hitchcock novel.......well many r the ways one path to find........me........just kidding
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Thanks for the suggestions I will try to play a game or cards the next time.
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@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I actually like storms as long as I'm not alone and that it doesn't get to wicked (I've experienced a tornado before, that was scary). I love laying in bed with someone I care about and listening to the rain hit the roof..
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I am usually too scared to lay anywhere, I am always pacing.
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@atbpa5 (663)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I was very afraid of storms until I was a teenager but now I love them unless there are tornado warnings or high winds. There was nothing I could do to stay calm when I was afraid
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Short of a tranquilizer I don't think there is anything I can do either.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
1 Dec 06
No, I am not very scared of storms. I probably should be. If it isn't too bad, I like to sleep through them. Now if I know if a tornado is coming toward me, I try to find a safe place until it passes.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I have never been able to sleep in a storm, guess I want to see what hits me. LOL
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@theyaume (196)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
Same here. I enjoy watching lightning, especially at nights when all the lights are closed. As long as I am inside, I feel protected. I don't like being surprised by a close thunder bang though.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Maybe it is the thunder and the lightening combined that I hate. What about the winds do they scare you?
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• India
22 May 07
It is great to watch those storms..same time i'm scared. I never watch them alone,i know its exciting but i'd rather prefer to watch even with my younger brother or sister. There are things we can do like closing doors,windows..putting on some music or tuning to tv. But if are really scared,you make sure you have a company..so that you won't be scared..and i do the same :)
• Janesville, Wisconsin
11 May 07
This may sound extremely crazy.. But it depends on the Spirits temperments within the storm. I work with weather Spirits so I have learned different rain and storm spirits have different moods, most are aimed a cleansing, balancing, and reknewing the land... However, I have met some pretty angry thunder spirits who are usually mad over not being appreciated... Usually I calm them down by thanking them from the rain... The only downside about working with the thunder and rain spirits is well. They like to literally drop in often.. However.. IF that is not scary enough I have developed an interesting relationship with the lightning beings too.. And they love to drop in my house and there is usually not a storm where the lightning does not at least fly by me or strike close within 3-6 feet during nearly every storm. I been hit by lightning more than once.... So I had to go through the Post Traumatic Stres and anxiety attacks of this. But an interesting thing happened. I was more afraid of lightning before I was hit, than afterwards.. Now I am not as afraid of it as I used to be this does not mean that I will not at times run backwards or do an amazing 10-12 foot leap from a stand still if I think a bolt is heading directly towards me.. as I try not to be a lightning rod to much :) .. It just means I understand the thunder storms as I have done alot of research about it... as well as seen many bolts, and also know that if we do get hit its so quick that there is not real pain. It is just sharp tingles.... However, overheating, and sorness can set in later, and usually the damages of lightning strike do not show right away unless you got it by a major bolt. Anyhow lightning, high winds.. are scary.. but if I can reach the Spirits within the storm, and they are in a good mood, then I am not as afraid of them. Usually for me with what I do if I can sing and dance for them... They usually will not damage anything, and I learned that sometimes they will. I was joking about a month ago, said... Please take out the Direct TV it is so annoying.. That is when the bolt hit the house three times within 15 minutes the Upstairs bathroom, and branched through the walls four rooms and fried the direct tv box in front of me.. Pop! ... Just after I had turned it off.. i was like... oopsie... I was lucky that I sat down instead of standing in the middle of the room, as I saw the lightning branch under the carpet too I could have had my 8th lightning shock... I am not sure at this point whether I see myself as luck or unlucky, or just a living lightning rod :) . I hope you enjoyed my sharing from a very different view on storms, Take care... - DNatureofDTrain
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
22 May 07
My dog is afraid of thunder storms but I like them. When I growing up I use to curl up in the floor and go to sleep when it stormed. It was so relaxing to me.