When I was a freshman (I think 2008?) at Vandy, we had a tornado actually go down West End Ave right in front of campus. Was a small one, but pretty crazy for someone from the Northeast.
That's scary. My severe weather story is when I was a sophomore in high school. I was walking back from gym class during a storm and it turns out a few blocks away there was a gustnado. I then get to my biology class, soaking wet and my teacher asks me if it was raining outside. Closest I ever came to punching an authority figure.
Hope all is well up in your areas. We are now getting some storms down in the Birmingham, AL area. Sure don't want to go through a "last year's tornado" like experience again.
We had 8 huge trees down - just missed our house/cars but got our truck and 5th wheel camper (split the sucker in half!). Not fun at all but the 'good thing' about the camper - we were trying to sell it and we actually got more from insurance than we were asking for it prior to the tornado.
God bless and we'll be saying some prayers for those families in the midwest and south who lost family or homes the past couple of days.
Not going to lie...the weather people here did a good job of scaring me. And the more I watched the weather channel and they went from a 70% chance of a tornado to a 90% chance, plus the temps rising to the 80's, the more worried I got.
Thankfully just heavy rain, a little thunder, and a few gusts of wind. Then the sun came out and I even saw a rainbow and a really nice sunset.
Northern Kentucky, southern Ohio, southern Indiana got it the worst. That looked like last April up there.