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I Was In a Tornado

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    5/10/08 Stuttgart, Ar [part 2]

    After the wind subsided, we left the bathroom and put on outfits suitable to go outside and leave the house. The words I remember were "Put on tennis shoes. We're leaving".  We spent the night at our church's piano player's house. The next morning, we still had out Mother's Day...
    sonicfan11luv sonicfan11luv 13-15, F Oct 23, 2012

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    Tornado

    I remember when i was about 16 and i was working at KFC, and it was a real muggy day, and I remember it started to rain a little and the next thing i know the Sky turned pitch black and hail started dropping, then it just flew by sounded like a train, and it totally destroyed the...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    F5

    Plainfeld tornado of 8/28/1990. i was only 2 at the time and it happened 2 days after my birthday. i don't remember much but images and felling. But from what i learned i was in the hospital at that day because my parents were worried that i hurt my self badly because i was...
    dragonmonkey88 dragonmonkey88 22-25, M Dec 7, 2011

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    Caught In the Eye

    It was a pretty freaky experience. I managed to get inside before the eye passed, but I have never, to this day, experienced such an eerie stillness. An almost grayscale-looking environment from the shadow cast by the mass.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    the Storm In Gulfport

    I'm sure all of you remember hurricane Katrina from last year and what it did to the Mississippi coast.Well I was in Gulfport ,Miss. about 15 years ago for a job and we were hit by a tornado.We had finished for the day and I had gone back to my motel.I was on the 4th...
    traveler traveler 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2006

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    11-23-2004 Olla, Louisiana

    If I remember correctly, it was around 8 or 9 at night when an F4 touched down on the tiny little town of Olla. I was at work in a gas station that night and had no idea that bad weather was on it's way. The EMT's stopped in for coffee as they usually do. When they left, I...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Mar 11, 2012

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    A Couple

    I was in one not to long ago.. Maybe a couple months ago.. It took my house and my car.. And I had to go live with my prom date... Then not even three weeks later a tornado took out his house... I thought that the tornadoes just liked fallowing me so I left him... I hated doing...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    The Big Top

    When  I  was  10  my  mom  and  dad  took  me  to  the  circus.  While  we  were  watching  the  big  show.  A  Tornado  touched  down  while  we ...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Almost Killed

    One little old average day turend out the worst. Me,my big sis, and mom were driving home from mom's worship practice. We saw green lightning from the sky. Soon rain was pouring and wind was blowing really hard. My mom accidently took a wrong turn. Within 5 minutes we were about...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 13-15, F May 24, 2013

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    Saved a Younger Boy.

    I was going to summer camp in wisconsin, right after 3rd grade. I took a rowboat out on the lake with the son of the samp owner. He was 2-3 years younger. In the middle of the lake the sirens started to screech and people started rowing back to shore. Then a voice came...
    CarterQ CarterQ 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    Tornado

    Leaves stood still, and our hearts stood still, But the sky was a-boil with clouds, A coppery wrack, and the greenish black of shrouds We dove for shelter and none too soon The universe swayed and swirled, And the monstrous horn of a unicorn Gored the world.:)
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Alabama

    I have lived in Alabama my whole life, and have seen many, MANY tornadoes.....but had never been directly hit by one, until January 2012 The tornadoes that came thru Alabama then directly hit my neighborhood I was fairly lucky, just had minor damage to my house......needed roof...
    ThinkingOver ThinkingOver 31-35, M Mar 23, 2013

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    I've Been In A Few

    Every time I visit St. Louis, MO--there's a tornado there. The last time I visited--there were two on the same trip. And everytime I move to a new house--within 6 months there's a tornado. The house is always fine--but when it happens I'm always saying--heck, I didn't know...
    warmwhisper warmwhisper 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    4 Times

    The first... I woke up in the middle of the night to the loudest bang I have yet heard in my life. I was 6. It was the sound of a tornado snapping the trunk of an oak tree that would take 5 people to encircle off about a foot above the ground. It landed in my yard...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Sep 4, 2009

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    Funnel Cloud

    I grew up in northern New Jersey, and tornadoes were unusual there when I lived there. The first tornado I ever encountered was while I was driving home from work on Route 80. I don't remember exactly what year it was but there was a small one that touched down along highway. I...
    barryseaweed barryseaweed 36-40, M Nov 3, 2012

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    5/10/08 Stuttgart, Ar [part 1]

    What would you do if you had never been in a tornado, and you were only 9? I remember it very clearly. My story starts at 7:30 p.m. We always have the Little Rock news channel on, no matter what is on TV. The two weather men (chief and weekend meteorologists) were naming the...
    sonicfan11luv sonicfan11luv 13-15, F Oct 23, 2012

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    I Was In A Tornado April 27 2011

    i was in the tornado that hit cullman alabama on april 27 2011. i have never witnessed mother nature so close since i lived in miami, which was hurricain andrew. the poor little town i live in was destroyed. the entire state in devistation. i watched the funnel come down and hit...
    cuddlefuzz cuddlefuzz 31-35, F 4 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Almost In A Tornado Twice!

    Our family lived in St. Louis MO a few years when I was younger an being from CA we had never experienced a tornado. In the late afternoon we were down the street at a friends house and the sky turned a dark yellow color and it started pouring. We ran back home but there was no...
    IngridMuller IngridMuller 22-25, F Jul 3, 2013

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    Tornado II

    My wife and I were in Florida visiting some friends in Panama City.One morning we had arranged to meet for breakfast and plan the days activities.While we were eating we decided the ladies were going to go to an outlet mall about 30 miles to the west and my buddy and I were going...
    traveler traveler 51-55, M Oct 27, 2006

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    I had 2 rescue TOTO,

    but left Dorothy behind, my bad!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Jan 7

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    Crying Sky

    Storm in the night  Sending shivers down my spine Lightning and thunder Heavens in a fight Oh what a sight Sky so angry Flashes of light Sending shivers down my spine  Feelings of fright Here he comes winds start to twirl Demon in the night Stomping and smashing buildings Left...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    What a Rush

    I have been in quite a few considering I used to live in tornado alley. The last time I was visiting my brother for new years and they said we had a tornado warning. tornados kept popping up all around the area and we were in the middle of a super storm. As the wind picked up and...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2007

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    Warming people of Arkansas it north of little

    rock going to north east please take cover,,,,
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F Apr 27

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    When Hell Broke Loose In Joplin, Missouri

    I was driving a truck delivering to grocery warehouses all over 48 states. I was delivering to Carthage, Missouri to a big underground meat house ( I cannot recall the name) but I was scheduled to unload there Monday morning at 5 o'clock. I remember coming into Joplin and...
    Roughneck1992 Roughneck1992 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    April 27, 2011

    Only seven days after my 19th birthday, Tuscaloosa, Alabama was hit by one of the worst tornadoes I have ever experienced. I have lived in the south my whole life so tornadoes have never been forgien to me, However, this storm was different. This storm destroyed the town I now...
    gwig gwig 18-21 4 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    A Couple

    I was in one not to long ago.. Maybe a couple months ago.. It took my house and my car.. And I had to go live with my prom date... Then not even three weeks later a tornado took out his house... I thought that the tornadoes just liked fallowing me so I left him... I hated doing...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Jul 22, 2008

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    Not Exactly Tornado Alley

    I live in Massachusetts. We get tornado watches/warnings pretty often, usually every time there is a storm. No one ever takes them seriously. Why would we? It's Massachusetts, and when would there ever be a tornado in Massachusetts? We are thousands of miles away from tornado...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise 18-21, F Jul 2, 2013

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    One time when I was in 4th grade there was a

    tornado warning while I was at school and the teacher was looking out the window at the funnel cloud. Then she said "Oh my, it's getting longer and wider." Yeah, she was a pervy teacher. The principal was in the room also and he said he would have to have a talk with anyone...
    LivvieDestroyerofSocks LivvieDestroyerofSocks 18-21, F Aug 30

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    Joplin Missouri F5

    :'(I live in Joplin and was effected by the May 22 2011 F5 tornadoIt was horrible and still is
    picachewy picachewy 16-17 Apr 15, 2012

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    Technically I wasn't in a tornado,

    but I was a hair away from it. Last night (8:45 - 11:00 about) a big storm hit Dripping Springs, Texas in the USA. Living not very far from Dripping Springs, our house was hit as well. Trees fell down blocking many roads and driveways and damaging houses, fences, cars etc...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Drove Through One

    Over a year ago now, one night I was on the way home from a friend's house in IN with my wife and now 1yr old. For a while we were watching a thunderstorm off in the distance, and watching it heading east while we were heading west on I-80. As we were heading north on 355 we...
    viperman viperman 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    The Day Of The Mile Wide Tornados - May 3, 1999

    I've always been fascinated by the weather. I always wanted to see a real tornado. I got my wish at 10yrs old. Going down the interstate in western Kansas my father took an exit ramp. When we got to the top we looked down the road and there was a tornado on the ground coming...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    When I Was Little

    We're in a tornado warning right now, actually, which reminded me of when I was little and I was eating lunch inside (tomato soup and grilled cheese) and all of a sudden it started raining really hard. Then we heard a loud noise like a train, and my dad yanked back the curtain...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    July 26th, 2013

    You know how they say tornadoes never happen in Northern Michigan? Well one almost did happen. It was just a normal day of driving downstate and back up for me and my mom and sister. As we were at a Save-a-Lot mine and my mom's phones both started beeping erratically about...
    Mandy314 Mandy314 18-21, F Aug 31, 2013

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    Summer 2007

    It was summer 2007 in Michigan. I had just gotten home from a friends house, and I was helping my mom and sister clean up the house for her grad party that was going to take place in a few days. As we were cleaning, it began to rain. I thought "Yes! I love storms!" Well, little...
    Sabrina1991 Sabrina1991 22-25 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    Yesterday.......

    I live in an area called "Tornado Alley"......we have them every spring/summer.......yesterday we had on ( it's freakin February!).....the technology of our weather men is beyond belief, they can tell you within seconds/minutes of when and where the tornado is heading...
    cap1015 cap1015 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    Family Of 5 Story Of Oklahoma Tornado

    Hi everyone reading this. I want to tell you a remarkable story of my mom's friend's house destruction in Moore. I'm sure if you live in Oklahoma you heard this story on the news. Her and her husband and children were in the bathtub wearing helmets right when they got out, it was...
    Coolnewbie Coolnewbie 13-15, F 3 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Way Too Young to Remember It Though...

    Apparently i was..... I was like 1 and we were driving through Nebraska and there was a tornado. We were in a restaurant and they had us all go into the kitchen and stuff and it destroyed a bunch of homes and buildings in the town but didnt hit the restaurant. Yep. Thats it lol...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F Aug 21, 2008

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    When I lived in Iowa My ex

    and I chased tornadoes and we ended up having to hide from one. The sound was just unbearable. I still have nightmares from it. They dont scare me at all. Id love to chase them again but have to wait till my kids are older.
    momof3grls2014 momof3grls2014 31-35, F Apr 27

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    One Of The Scariest Times Of My Life

    I don't want to sound like a wimp but I tell you, being in a tornado would make the strongest man crap his pants!! I just moved to SC from Long Island, and I was out shopping. When I got home, I was told a tornado watch was alerted. The closest thing I have even come to a...
    Cbinzo68 Cbinzo68 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    The other day I was dreaming about tornadoes again. Not so much that I was being chased or cornered by them like I usually am, but that I was doing the chasing. I was riding in...
    RComplex RComplex 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    37th post. I just worked it out. It took me 20 years but I just worked it out. Why I gamble that is. I don't gamble to win, and I don't gamble for the enjoyment. I gamble to punish...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I was a strange child, much like today...I am a strange adult lol. I see things differently to others, I have my own views and ideas. I don't follow, I like to lead and I do so...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I was wrong about everything. Why am I so stupid? It was too good to be true after all. He never sends me pics of him, he avoids Skype and we never really talk much about ourselves...
    WizzlexBizzle WizzlexBizzle 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    I think we all have had an ice cream or something when we were upset or sad. But is that right?. It may not really be what we are asking for or may need. I remeber very clearly...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    I was disowned by my family...not that it was any great loss as they all are a waste of space. Anyone who say's blood is thicker than water is sadly deluded. They disowned me and...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Illegally for nine months in Hawaii when I was 7 after my mother had returned to the United States with her children then decided to go back to Australia to her husband. He was...
    GammaSaar GammaSaar 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Why do I always fall for older men? I feel so pathetic when they lead me on only to drop me and leave without saying goodbye. I feel like their age and life experiences have...
    jessie123h jessie123h 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    people use to push me around and call me names....i cried every night....they called me fagg and gay.....cuz i was shy afraid too talk and timid....i was very soft.... but when i...
    monishnair monishnair 13-15, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I was the reason everything got killed messed up ****** up I was the reason and i still am the reason anything goes wrong and there is nothing in power to do to fix it.
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago