Last Thursday, April 9th will be a day ingrained and all of our brains.

Nothing is more chilling than seeing the live footage of that massive EF-4 tornado as it tore through our area.

The crazy thing about that is seeing the storm chaser drive by the demolished Grubsteakers restaurant and I seeing a grade school friend of mine's Dad's house just to North with the roof torn off.

My friends Dad is fine, by the way.

What sends shivers down my spine is seeing how close that tornado was to hitting my town of Monroe Center. It struck homes just two miles from where I live before crossing fields and destroying Fairdale which is three miles from Monroe Center. I'm still in shock and awe of it all. Seeing familiar landmarks now reduced to piles of rubble.

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