Lives are threatened and tons of destruction strikes during every disaster.

One of the most entertaining things about soap operas is you’re guaranteed there will a disaster threatening the lives of our most loved characters. Soaps.com takes a look at some of the disasters that have stricken our fictional towns.

10. After a storm struck Los Angeles on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Dr. James Warwick and Dr. Taylor Hayes became trapped in the cabin at Big Bear when the ceiling collapsed. Most memorable moment: Married Taylor agreed to deflower Dr. Warwick who was afraid of dying a virgin.

9. Shortly after Marcie and Michael McBain were pronounced husband and wife on “One Life to Live” in 2006, a tornado blew through the church where a few guest remained. While the newlyweds and other guests enjoyed the reception, John McBain struggled to find those trapped under the debris at the church. Evangeline was blinded as a result of her injuries. Llanview would never be the same after a series of tornados tore through the town. Most memorable moment: After making love in the church rectory, Kelly Buchannon and her stepson, Duke Buchannon were severely injured in a second tornado. Kevin Buchannon were forced to choose which one would have the first lifesaving surgery. Believing that his son was stronger, he chose Kelly. Duke died before he reached surgery.

8. Of course, “Passions” was known for its ultra dramatic and over-the-top storylines. But, in 2005, the citizens of Harmony were hit with an earthquake that not only ripped through the town but also triggered a monster tsunami that threatened everyone in its path. Most memorable moment: Seeing Mrs. Wallace surf her way into the Harmony on the broken “Welcome to Harmony” sign.

7. In 2004, the Port Charles Hotel fire on “General Hospital” put its residents in the hot seat when they became trapped in the burning building. A body found in an electrical closet was identified as Zander Smith. Jason Morgan was handcuffed to the railing and left to die, and Cameron Lewis died after being struck by falling debris. Most memorable moment: Alexis Davis confessed to Carly Corinthos that Alexis’ daughter, Kristina was Sonny Corinthos’ child.

6. On “All My Children” in 1994, a tornado ripped through Pine Valley. Tad hovered near death after he was buried alive, Julia’s face was severly cut, and Del saved Maria’s life. Most memorable moment: hearing the sirens blare, the wind howl, glass breaking, trees ripping a part, buildings crashing and residents screaming provided an extremely realistic setting for a tornado.