Couple finds shelter in car wash during tornado

tornado, Nikolas Noonan, Unsplash cc

A frightening video from Michigan, USA hit our desks last weekend, in which a couple is being chased by tornado Gaylord while in their car. They manage to take shelter in a car wash in the very last minute, and thus survive the ordeal around them.

In the video you can hear Dawn Grubaugh as she was recording the storm, frantic about flying debris hitting their truck. “Just as we pulled in, I spun my camera forward and we watched the tornado go right across”, Dawn Grubaugh told a reporter from local news station UpNorthLive. “//..There’s about eight different campers, and everything, car haulers, stuff like that inside this little area that got wiped out completely.”

At least two people were killed and 44 injured when the tornado hit around 3:45 p.m., last Friday. The National Weather Service determined the EF3 tornado had 150 mph wind gusts. The path length was 16.6 miles and the width of the tornado was 200 yards, according to the survey team.
In the end the car wash where Dwan Grubaugh and her partner took shelter was sturdy enough to withhold the storm winds. Which probably saved their lives.

Photo: Unsplash, Nikolas Noonan

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Author: Rene Passet

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