Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tornado Victim Explains Storm to TV Crew as His Ceiling Collapses

I bet the reporter and camera operator for television station WIAT had mixed emotions when the story they were covering this week unexpectedly got more dramatic.

Clint Thornton was standing outside his front door, explaining to the news crew what happened as the tornado smashed into his home the night before.

As he was talking, a steady rain was falling on his badly damaged roof. Suddenly, it all caved in inside the house, just a few feet from where Thornton and the news crew were standing. Family members were in the house.

Luckily, nobody got hurt, and Thornton said the family will be OK because they're in God's hands.

As I said, the news crew must have had mixed emotions. On one hand, boy did they get a more dramatic story than they bargained for! That's always fun for a journalist.

On the other hand, they were in no mood to see people suffer or get hurt. I know first hand what it's like to be a journalist when people are caught in disasters. The victims want their story told, so they are more than happy to answer your questions.

But you still hate that these perfectly nice people have to go through this, when they clearly don't deserve it. In any event, Here's the video. Yikes:

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