- Posted April 23, 2011 by
New Melle, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Tornado damage in New Melle, MO
- ccostello3, CNN iReport producer
The storm hit around 7:30pm Central Time the sky went dark started to get some very gusty winds. I am a storm spotter and live 1 mile from where the tornado hit. I am suspecting the winds I received was from the outskirts of the tornado. I did not get hit directly but, as I said I live just 1 mile from where it did touch down. Everyone is ok bless the lord. I talked with one of the victims who told me "I came into town from Indiana to visit my family here and this has totally caught me off guard." She then jokingly said "I guess I brought the tornados here." I over heard one of her family members saying "it sounded exactly like a freight train." So the victims were seemingly upbeat despite being hit by the tornado.