Patch Asks: Which Severe Weather Event Impacted You Most?

A tornado, blizzard, earthquake and tropical storm have hit the neighborhood in the past year.

In the last calendar year, Forest Hills residents have seen practically everything Mother Nature has to offer. A , a , an and this weekend,

Forest Hills residents are in a unique position, then, to really examine which of these weather events had the most impact on the city.

At Forest Hills Patch, we want to know — which natural disaster had the biggest impact on you?

Register your thoughts in the comments and tell us your reasoning. Talk to your neighbors, as well.

Jane August 31, 2011 at 03:04 PM
The tornado defiantly impacted me and our neighbors tremendously. We had our fence in the back yard taken out along with our awning, table and chairs, grill, gutters and home siding. Most of our neighbors had the same damage. Fortunately no one was hurt. Walking out of the Subway that day and into the aftermath was nothing less than sheer terror of not knowing as you walk along 70th Avenue if your home and your family inside were safe.
Carol August 31, 2011 at 04:31 PM
My area survived the tornado, but it was sad what it did to beautiful Forest Hills and the damage it cause. For me it was the way the mayor handled our last blizzard. All the forecasters warned of its impact. As a result of the mishandling, I was not able to get around for weeks. Even when the streets were finally cleared, parking was impossible. I am very thankful I was not one of the riders caught in that stalled subway or needed medical attention. That doesn't compare to my inconvenience.
Casey August 31, 2011 at 05:38 PM
I go to college in the city, so I missed the blizzard's effect on Forest Hills. In the earthquake, we only lost one tree, and there was no other significant damage. The tropical storm caused me no harm other than freezing my vegetables by accident in the fridge. The tornado, or microburst, was by far the worst. The neighborhood will never look the same in our life times again.
betty chen August 31, 2011 at 06:14 PM
Definitely the tornado impacted my life the most with damage to our garage and car but, most of all, the loss of so many grand trees in the neighborhood. My two older children had to walk home from Queens College. The blizzards were a lot work too.
Rebekah August 31, 2011 at 07:36 PM
The blizzard certainly had the most impact in my day to day life. Our stroller got stuck in a snow bank and broke apart, we had trouble crossing the streets for weeks after. It just made life more difficult, but that is NY in the winter. But the tornado had much more of an emotional impact. Seeing the destruction all around, and still seeing it in the broken and missing trees really is a daily reminder. I still have to calm my child down whenever it is very windy out, he thinks the "bad storm" is coming back.
Diane Barton September 02, 2011 at 03:52 AM
I was glad that Hurricane Irene came to us on the weekend, when we could be home with our families. The winter storm left me snowbound with my kids and loved ones, which is never a bad thing! The tornado... definitely the worst! What should have been a forty-five minute drive home took us SIX HOURS! Every street we turned down had a tree blocking us from getting to the next intersection. We drove in circles for hours. What a nightmare!
Lawrence Khare September 02, 2011 at 05:52 AM
Earthquakes are not caused by weather.


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