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.

Anarchy SURVIVAL STORIES

Holed up at home for 7 days...by the government!

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.

Earthquake SURVIVAL STORIES

Inside the town was total destruction

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.

Flood SURVIVAL STORIES

Urban Survival in the Florida Keys

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.

Hurricane SURVIVAL STORIES

Hurricane Ivan Survival Story

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.

Power Outage SURVIVAL STORIES

We need to stay alive in near arctic, marine and rain-forest cond

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.

Snow Storm SURVIVAL STORIES

We were only partially prepared

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.

Tornado SURVIVAL STORIES

Tornado in Joplin

I looked in the sky and saw a huge black monster looking figure coming my way.

Tsunami SURVIVAL STORIES

Hawaiin Tsunami Warning Preparedness Story

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.

Wild Fire SURVIVAL STORIES

The fire moved to an area directly up wind of us!

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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