All of the urban survival stories found on this site are unedited first hand accounts that have been emailed to us by people from all over the United States. Below are the most recent ones we have received listed alphabetically by disaster type.
The hostage crisis turned into an armed standoff as we watched the story unfold on CNN. We were the lead or second story on headline news for 7 days.
When we were driving, the damage of the earthquake started to show itself right away. Big, wide, tall trees were laying down on the side of the road, as if one giant came and pulled them from their roots.
In this story, Charlie from Miami discusses a bad accident he had in the Florida Keys and how his use of an emergency kit helped save his life.
It was total chaos in stores. If they received a shipment of bread, it'd be gone within seconds. People were literally snatching it out of someone else's arms.
Romeo Hotel can only take his necessities with him while he's on the job including a survival vest, water, warm shelter, first aid and a little food.
By the time we got to our exit near home it was 10:30 pm. 6 or 7 seven cars and trucks were stranded at our exit because it had not been plowed.
I looked in the sky and saw a huge black monster looking figure coming my way.
Veranio from Hawaii discusses how he and his family prepared and carried out their plan of action after a Tsunami Warning was issued for Hawaii following the March 2011 earthquake in Japan.
One evening on the way home from church we could see the glow of a wildfire from over 6 miles away and it looked like it was close to our home.
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