I've been in three tornadoes, and every one of them sucked. The only one of substance, and the only one which actually hit me, was an EF-2 that started as a water spout, came ashore, tore up a bunch of shit and then side-swiped the hotel I was staying at. Fortunately, my room was in the interior of the hotel (though near the impacted area) and I was hiding in a closet, so there was just the standard cosmetic damage in the room, crazy pressure changes in my ears and noise that I felt in my bones. The other two took place on my ranch, both at night, and both of which I saw from the house (flash lights and windows; I'm not the smartest person, but that's my gut reaction when something loud is outside... there was also a gun in the other hand, but that wouldn't have done much). They only lasted for 15-30 seconds -- though it felt like hours -- and straight decimated some massive oak trees. I consider myself lucky on both occasions that they turned away from me, because the first one was only 100 yards or so, and the second was about 150; they could have murdered my house.... You know those wooden train whistles you played with as a kid? That's what they sounded like. If they were projected through an amp. Regardless, nature has let me out relatively unscathed. I know I'm one of the fortunate ones on this board. I know that there have been others who have been through (legit) tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and living in Canada. Focus: Have you been in a natural disaster? What was it like?