As California recovers from being hit by a hurricane and Hawaii grapples with a devastating series of wildfires, it seems like extreme weather and natural disasters are all over the news these days. These events can strike without warning and leave people hurt, stranded, or worse. We collected a series of anecdotes and facts shared by people around the web about extreme weather and natural disasters that they have personally experienced or at least have been affected by. Read on to see some of the incredible and intense situations that people have lived through.
#1: Keep it to Two Minutes
Droughts are a major problem worldwide. A prolonged lack of precipitation, such as rain and snow, can deplete an area’s water supply, meaning there isn’t enough for the people who live in that area to use for their day-to-day needs.
If you find yourself in such a situation, you will undoubtedly be required to take precautions to conserve water—like this person, who was forced to limit their showers to two minutes. That would be difficult, but necessary and important to make sure the entire community has stopped the water they need to keep functioning.