Have you ever witnessed a natural disaster?
Have you ever lived through a wildfire, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or debilitating snowstorm? If so, how bad was it?
I was in a sea beach in India. It was during the Tsunami of Japan. Due to the Tsunami all the water bodies in earth rose suddenly. I saw a fellow tourist get carried away by a huge and sudden tidal wave. The next morning his body was found smashed against the rocks on the beach.
That's the best I got.
I was on vacation and in the middle, we experienced Hurricane Danny. We didn't leave the island because it was only a category I, but when it hit it was a category 3 and then stalled over us for 3 days. It was like listening to a freight train for 3 days and it was raining so hard, water was coming in through the walls. Very scary!
This probably isn't what would classify as a natural disaster since it was on a small scale. I was camping with my parents as a child and a wind sheer from a storm hit the campground we were in and knocked down roughly 20% of the trees if i remember. Now, that may not sound scary but a campground full of around 30ish people dodging 50 to 90 foot trees for a few seconds isn't exactly normal either. Crazy thing is no one in our camp ground was hurt. One guys car and trailer was crushed. My dad used a chain saw to cut our way out of the camp ground because tree's were blocking the dirt road leading to the main road too.
During the super cyclone in Orissa, India (1999)...... The super cyclone caused death of more than 50000 deaths in coastal Orissa and many missing. In my district, the casualty was less. Post cyclone analyses gave the credit to the mangrove protection we had surrounding our villages. However, we witnessed a wind speed of 380 km per hour. I remember roadside shops blown in the winds as if they were kites. My father lost around 500 full grown coconut trees. Only the stems remained and the tops blew. It was a huge financial loss. However, families lost their young boys and girls, animals and so on
Actually, No, I have not and in all honesty, I hope to never witness a natural disaster.........seeing them on the tube and hearig about them upsets me enough.
Yes I have, the Ice Storm in Maine of 1998. That was doozy. I was pregnant with my first child and was staying at my parents house in the woods. There were trees all around the house, cracking, breaking and crashing down to the ground due to the heavy layer of ice that was on the branches. The first night we watched the night sky light up due to the transformers on the power line exploding because the power lines were too heavy. With no power for weeks, and cooking food on a kerosene heater we eventually ventured outside and headed to town. Having to drive on the opposite side of the road at times due to trees and powerlines in the road. Seeing houses that had been damaged due to tree limbs and branches falling on them. Was definitly something i will always remember, The tree line around my parents house will never be the same.
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