September 16, 2008 12:18pm CST
have any of you ever been effected by a tornado? wether it hit your house, a friends, neighbor, or other relative? i never had any damage done to anything that i own but i had a neighbor whose property was damaged from one. when i was a child my parents said that there was one that was right behind our house heading straight towards us but then it turned at the last minute.
16 Sep 08
I have only seen a tornado once in my life. I was 9 and we were at my gramma's. My mom and I were in the living room. She was talking on the phone and I was playing with my toys on the floor. She said to my aunt on the phone, "wow it's getting really windy." I looked up to see just in time to see the roof of the barn go flying past the window and wrap itself around a telephone pole by the road. She hung up the phone and grabbed me and ran to the cellar with my gramma and my sister. We stayed down there for what felt like forever to an 8-year-old. When we came back up, the storm was mostly gone but my gramma's neighbours two houses down had no house left, just a pile of rubble and all of their belongings strewn across their yard. I felt really bad for them. No one was hurt but it must have been very scary and sad to lose everything you've worked for in such a short time. My gramma's barn needed a new roof and she lost one of her white pines that bordered her property and the road. Such a small price to pay compared to their neighbours.