Time and again the world faces some or the other natural disaster. India is not spared too. Flood is very common in various parts of the country. Other than this sometimes there is drought and earthquake too. I request all the members to share their experience if they have any.


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  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

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    rambabu
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    I faced Tsunami, that shattered my own place Vizag.

    Though the Authorities, instructed, what to do and what not to do, we the Members of our Locality formed in to a group . All of us kept our cool and without losing our nerve, spent until the Tsunami subsided.


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

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    usha manohar
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    Nature can be terrifying. Once a couple of years ago we decided to drive up the western ghats and spend time on the Kumaradhara river bank that flows through the mountains and is very scenic . It was early June and we knew that Monsoons were about to begin. When we started it was warm and clear. We parked the car and carried all the stuff that we had taken to have a picnic on the river bank which was about half km away and we had to climb down a steep hill. We spent some time , had lunch and suddenly it started clouding over and started pouring and we had never seen anything like it because the river waters started rising and began to swell up in a matter of minutes . We had to run for our lives carrying all the stuff and climb up the slippery hill side since by then they had become muddy with water flowing down from all the crevices ...It was a very scary experience never to be forgotten.


    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

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    Shampa Sadhya
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    usha manohar wrote:

    Nature can be terrifying. Once a couple of years ago we decided to drive up the western ghats and spend time on the Kumaradhara river bank that flows through the mountains and is very scenic . It was early June and we knew that Monsoons were about to begin. When we started it was warm and clear. We parked the car and carried all the stuff that we had taken to have a picnic on the river bank which was about half km away and we had to climb down a steep hill. We spent some time , had lunch and suddenly it started clouding over and started pouring and we had never seen anything like it because the river waters started rising and began to swell up in a matter of minutes . We had to run for our lives carrying all the stuff and climb up the slippery hill side since by then they had become muddy with water flowing down from all the crevices ...It was a very scary experience never to be forgotten.

    Your description scared me so one can easily make out how fearful it was for you all. I remember an incident which we witnessed was not a calamity but an experience of a regular practice of the nature. Though a natural one, we all got a bit scared. A group of friends went to Falta on Hoogly river in West Bengal. In the evening we went on a boat ride. The boat was a huge one and we enjoyed a lot but when we came back at the shore, it was a low tide and thus water had receded to a great extent. The boatmen fixed a narrow wooden slab from the boat to the bank for us to get down. The slab was so narrow that if we had missed our step we would have fallen in the river. My husband and his male friends somehow managed but the ladies were a bit horrified. One of the boatmen helped each one of us to climb down but as the man was going to and fro, the wooden slab became slippery so we got afraid. Thankfully, everything went well.      


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  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

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    Sonch
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    Scary and awful 


     


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

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    jabeen
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    I have faced lots of natural calamity in the form of earthquake. Northeast India is an earthquake vulnerable zone and we very often have it. We usually run out of the house and stay out till the shaking subsides. Earlier earthquakes didn't much terrify us as we are used to it but the earthquake which took place on 4th jan 2016 really scared all of us. It took place early in the morning around 4:30am, when most of the people were in bed. The intensity of the earthquake was 6.7 Richter scale which was quite terrifying. I think it shook for longer duration than before too. It literally destroyed Imphal as lots of buildings were damaged in that earthquake. A few people were also killed and left many people with bad memories. Many people are more terrified of earthquakes after that incident


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

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    usha manohar
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    Shampa Sadhya wrote:
    usha manohar wrote:

    Nature can be terrifying. Once a couple of years ago we decided to drive up the western ghats and spend time on the Kumaradhara river bank that flows through the mountains and is very scenic . It was early June and we knew that Monsoons were about to begin. When we started it was warm and clear. We parked the car and carried all the stuff that we had taken to have a picnic on the river bank which was about half km away and we had to climb down a steep hill. We spent some time , had lunch and suddenly it started clouding over and started pouring and we had never seen anything like it because the river waters started rising and began to swell up in a matter of minutes . We had to run for our lives carrying all the stuff and climb up the slippery hill side since by then they had become muddy with water flowing down from all the crevices ...It was a very scary experience never to be forgotten.

    Your description scared me so one can easily make out how fearful it was for you all. I remember an incident which we witnessed was not a calamity but an experience of a regular practice of the nature. Though a natural one, we all got a bit scared. A group of friends went to Falta on Hoogly river in West Bengal. In the evening we went on a boat ride. The boat was a huge one and we enjoyed a lot but when we came back at the shore, it was a low tide and thus water had receded to a great extent. The boatmen fixed a narrow wooden slab from the boat to the bank for us to get down. The slab was so narrow that if we had missed our step we would have fallen in the river. My husband and his male friends somehow managed but the ladies were a bit horrified. One of the boatmen helped each one of us to climb down but as the man was going to and fro, the wooden slab became slippery so we got afraid. Thankfully, everything went well.      

    It must have been scary , also goes to show the kind of safety measures we have in our day today life, putting people at risk all the time. I see country boats plying with people with no life jackets and filled capacity , looking as if it would drown with one move from anyone on the boat. We get to hear of bats capsizing which is most of the time a human made tragedy.

    Another incident that I remember is when we visited Ooty and my son wanted to walk on a steep rock which jutted out to the valley. We were at a safe distance watching and cautioning him  and as it happens there,  suddenly fog engulfed all of us with my son on the rock right at the end overlooking the valley . I screamed and asked him to sit on the rock without moving because we could not see one another for at least 10 mins but it seemed like hours. I was crying and all of us were terrified as to what would happen to Mrinal, our son. Finally when it cleared we could see him sitting close to us. He had crawled all the way back and I still go cold when i think of the risk he took.


    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

    by » 4 years ago


    Shampa Sadhya
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    usha manohar wrote:
    Shampa Sadhya wrote:
    usha manohar wrote:

    Nature can be terrifying. Once a couple of years ago we decided to drive up the western ghats and spend time on the Kumaradhara river bank that flows through the mountains and is very scenic . It was early June and we knew that Monsoons were about to begin. When we started it was warm and clear. We parked the car and carried all the stuff that we had taken to have a picnic on the river bank which was about half km away and we had to climb down a steep hill. We spent some time , had lunch and suddenly it started clouding over and started pouring and we had never seen anything like it because the river waters started rising and began to swell up in a matter of minutes . We had to run for our lives carrying all the stuff and climb up the slippery hill side since by then they had become muddy with water flowing down from all the crevices ...It was a very scary experience never to be forgotten.

    Your description scared me so one can easily make out how fearful it was for you all. I remember an incident which we witnessed was not a calamity but an experience of a regular practice of the nature. Though a natural one, we all got a bit scared. A group of friends went to Falta on Hoogly river in West Bengal. In the evening we went on a boat ride. The boat was a huge one and we enjoyed a lot but when we came back at the shore, it was a low tide and thus water had receded to a great extent. The boatmen fixed a narrow wooden slab from the boat to the bank for us to get down. The slab was so narrow that if we had missed our step we would have fallen in the river. My husband and his male friends somehow managed but the ladies were a bit horrified. One of the boatmen helped each one of us to climb down but as the man was going to and fro, the wooden slab became slippery so we got afraid. Thankfully, everything went well.      

    It must have been scary , also goes to show the kind of safety measures we have in our day today life, putting people at risk all the time. I see country boats plying with people with no life jackets and filled capacity , looking as if it would drown with one move from anyone on the boat. We get to hear of bats capsizing which is most of the time a human made tragedy.

    Another incident that I remember is when we visited Ooty and my son wanted to walk on a steep rock which jutted out to the valley. We were at a safe distance watching and cautioning him  and as it happens there,  suddenly fog engulfed all of us with my son on the rock right at the end overlooking the valley . I screamed and asked him to sit on the rock without moving because we could not see one another for at least 10 mins but it seemed like hours. I was crying and all of us were terrified as to what would happen to Mrinal, our son. Finally when it cleared we could see him sitting close to us. He had crawled all the way back and I still go cold when i think of the risk he took.

    It was horrifying indeed. Mrinal took a very risky decision but God saved you all. Such a terrifying incident cannot be erased from one's mind. One gets confused at the time when something dangerous like the one you mentioned takes place unaware.

    Well, about our boat drama I must say that we would have avoided it if we had returned to the bank a little early. It was a huge boat and we were fifteen including the kids. We had booked the entire boat and our journey was extremely fine only our timing went a bit wrong.      


    shampasaid


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

    by » 4 years ago


    rambabu
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    Yes, such incidents create terror in the People.   I hail from a place, that is nearby Seashore. For us sea based, hurricanes are almost regular . Not very long ago , in a place called Konada , a Hurricanea completely swept the place. But these residents did not get scared. They kept cool.

    Such mentalities are needed. People should not get panic.


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

    by » 4 years ago


    jabeen
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    usha manohar wrote:
    Shampa Sadhya wrote:
    usha manohar wrote:

    Nature can be terrifying. Once a couple of years ago we decided to drive up the western ghats and spend time on the Kumaradhara river bank that flows through the mountains and is very scenic . It was early June and we knew that Monsoons were about to begin. When we started it was warm and clear. We parked the car and carried all the stuff that we had taken to have a picnic on the river bank which was about half km away and we had to climb down a steep hill. We spent some time , had lunch and suddenly it started clouding over and started pouring and we had never seen anything like it because the river waters started rising and began to swell up in a matter of minutes . We had to run for our lives carrying all the stuff and climb up the slippery hill side since by then they had become muddy with water flowing down from all the crevices ...It was a very scary experience never to be forgotten.

    Your description scared me so one can easily make out how fearful it was for you all. I remember an incident which we witnessed was not a calamity but an experience of a regular practice of the nature. Though a natural one, we all got a bit scared. A group of friends went to Falta on Hoogly river in West Bengal. In the evening we went on a boat ride. The boat was a huge one and we enjoyed a lot but when we came back at the shore, it was a low tide and thus water had receded to a great extent. The boatmen fixed a narrow wooden slab from the boat to the bank for us to get down. The slab was so narrow that if we had missed our step we would have fallen in the river. My husband and his male friends somehow managed but the ladies were a bit horrified. One of the boatmen helped each one of us to climb down but as the man was going to and fro, the wooden slab became slippery so we got afraid. Thankfully, everything went well.      

    It must have been scary , also goes to show the kind of safety measures we have in our day today life, putting people at risk all the time. I see country boats plying with people with no life jackets and filled capacity , looking as if it would drown with one move from anyone on the boat. We get to hear of bats capsizing which is most of the time a human made tragedy.

    Another incident that I remember is when we visited Ooty and my son wanted to walk on a steep rock which jutted out to the valley. We were at a safe distance watching and cautioning him  and as it happens there,  suddenly fog engulfed all of us with my son on the rock right at the end overlooking the valley . I screamed and asked him to sit on the rock without moving because we could not see one another for at least 10 mins but it seemed like hours. I was crying and all of us were terrified as to what would happen to Mrinal, our son. Finally when it cleared we could see him sitting close to us. He had crawled all the way back and I still go cold when i think of the risk he took.

    Your son is very brave to take such a big risk. A small mistake in his movement would have cost him his life. I can imagine the plight of all of you when he was engulfed in fog. We tend to get concerned when our loved ones are not with us when such terrifying experience occurs.


  • Re: Share your experience of facing a natural calamity

    by » 4 years ago


    Shampa Sadhya
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    jabeen wrote:

    I have faced lots of natural calamity in the form of earthquake. Northeast India is an earthquake vulnerable zone and we very often have it. We usually run out of the house and stay out till the shaking subsides. Earlier earthquakes didn't much terrify us as we are used to it but the earthquake which took place on 4th jan 2016 really scared all of us. It took place early in the morning around 4:30am, when most of the people were in bed. The intensity of the earthquake was 6.7 Richter scale which was quite terrifying. I think it shook for longer duration than before too. It literally destroyed Imphal as lots of buildings were damaged in that earthquake. A few people were also killed and left many people with bad memories. Many people are more terrified of earthquakes after that incident

    Yes, the earthquake in 2016 was quite devastating. You faced it and others like me got to know from electronic and print media. The timing of the disaster did not give people enough time to react accordingly. Thank God! You people were saved and really sorry for those who suffered a great loss.


    shampasaid


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