It was May 22, 2011 when the Joplin tornado hit. I wasn’t there I was only six years old when it happened. But i’m going to tell a story that is part of a real story but the people in it are not real. It started with an eight year old boy his name was Jackie Anderson he has two twin sisters. There names were Victoria and Katrina they were born five months ago. He also has one older brother and his name was Austin. He is thirteen years old. He is in seventh grade at Pleasant Valley middle school. Jackie is home schooled when he gets into the 5th grade he will go to school. It was 3:35 pm a couple of hours before it hit. He was at the table finishing his math when he saw a clouds a couple miles away from his house.
I remember that storm as clear as day, I had just sat down for breakfast that fateful Sunday morning before church, when I felt a cold wind coming from the crack in the window
We were all scared. My grandpa, dad and I running straight into the track. The only thought there was in my mind was, he isn 't okay. Making sure that he turns over and lays on his back as someone calls 911, I left to go get the cart from the trailer. As I left the track to get it, I start crying, fearing the worst. I run back the track and have my dad help me put the car on the trailer cart and pull it back to the trailer and run back to my uncle. As I got back to my uncle, he was talking some intolerable words. After a few minuets, I heard my name from him.
Jimmy Serrano and his Friend Dustin Trung are biking their way home. Jimmy was mad at Dustin for not talking to him for the past week. “Dustin can you please talk to me. Dustin looks away from Jimmy and focuses his eyes on his spinning tires. “You know what don’t want to talk to you either. Jimmy takes the other way home,leaving Dustin still going the normal way. “Stupid Dustin” Jimmy mutters then suddenly a cat walks in front of Jimmy's bike and Jimmy swerves into a wall. “Awwwwww” Jimmy mutters, he looks at the alley walls painted with Graffiti. It starts raining,the rain splatters the ground so hard that he couldn't hear himself. The streets ahead of him start filling with fog. Then suddenly Jimmy sees a swirling cloud circling above.
My family and I felt exhausted after driving three days across the country from Albuquerque, New Mexico to California, Maryland. We were about a half hour from our hotel when the skies turned dark and it started to rain. The raindrops hit the road so hard I thought the road would crack open and swallow our car. There was lightning all around us and my younger sister Skyler and I thought we would be struck through the glass. We both were so scared we started crying. I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest and I screamed: "we are going to die". I learned that day that the rubber on the tires would ground the car and no way could we be hit by lightning. Usually when a parent tells you in ten minutes it’s more like 20-30 minutes
Leaves were blowing off all of the trees and swirling around with each gust of wind. My dad turned on the news channel to see what was happening and there was a tornado watch. He told us that we should be safe and go into the basement. It had gotten extremely windy by then and we
I was only 2 when the dust bowl started. It has been 4 years since then. My family was already poor because of the drought and that we were farmers in Oklahoma. The bank was coming to take our house later today because we couldn’t make enough money to keep it. I was out in the fields and when I came back I saw a tractor get blown into our house, destroying it. A shock went through my body like I was touching an electrified car and I couldn’t move. I ran to my house and called out to see if anyone was inside. I didn’t hear anyone, but they could have been knocked out. I walked around and found a man on the floor. I tried to wake him up, but he wouldn't. I tried dragging him away, but he was too heavy. I slapped him so hard
It was a normal day, beautiful even. The sky was clear, it was warm, you wouldn't ever think that today would take multiple lives. There were no clouds in the sky. Little did I know how much my life, and the inhabitants of my hometown, was going to change.
One day it was a normal day when it got really dark all the clouds were getting together and when you herd the lightning go BOOM!!.And everyone was scared and they all screamed when there was a lot I am telling you a lot of WIND .It was really winded outside and when the ground started,to form into a little cloud shape and people know it was a tornado that was going to happens and it went all around the house and they all went into trash.
It was a cold and dark night in October when my friend and I took a trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags. Ahh!! Screams were all I heard when I approached the park. So, when I went into the park I was really nervous that a monster would pop right at me. When we got in the park I heard a chainsaw right next to me, I screamed really loud that I almost blew my friend’s ear drums out.
First during the day the dust storm was coming you could see the 7,000 feet high storm coming in our direction. While the storm was coming everyone was panicking on what to do some people were getting prepared on what to do. When the storm hit it was a disaster and i could hardly see anything. Some people were still outside and i was wondering what was going on and could hear or see anything because of the storm it was a whole disaster for our city.
Since the beginning of time there have been countless weather disasters, which include hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. Comparable to other natural disasters, there is a great deal of severe damage to properties, businesses and unfortunately loss of life. There were a total of 422 tornadoes throughout the country in 1953. Texas has endured a multitude of disastrous storms; however, on May 11, 1953 there was a particular storm that forever transformed a city called Waco, Texas known as 1953 Waco Tornado.
A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes can produce massive destruction with wind speeds of 250 miles per hour or more. The typical tornado moves from southwest to northeast, but they have been known to move in any direction. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour but it may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour. Although tornadoes occur in many parts of the world, they are found most frequently in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains during the spring and summer months. In an average year, 800 tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in 80 deaths and over 1,500 injuries.
It was a Monday morning March 12, 2012 my parents would watch the news every morning and the forecast was severe scattered storms for the morning hours. Heading to School on the bus I can hear the thunder booming and cracking and the rain hitting the bus sounded like rocks. Today was testing day for the fifth graders for the Leap test, a test mandatory to pass to go to the next grade. Loud thundering stuns me and the whole class during the test, so she checks the weather and told us it was just passing through.