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Sunday, 18 November 2007 12:55


Written by  Willie Jones

This game of hit and miss took place in Columbia, Missouri around 2:15 a.m. on November 10, 1998. As I lay sleeping, I was awakened by the weather alarms nearby. My family and I heard very strong winds and then the power went out all over the area. Living in a mobile home, I quickly got my family up and out to the car. Our plan was to go to the elementary school next door or the University of Missouri Police Department or to our church, to which my wife has the keys. We were intercepted by our neighbors who said they had just heard on their scanner, that the storm had passed our area and was heading northwest, out of Boone County. The wind had slowed down and the alarms had stopped. After going back indoors for about five or six minutes, we began to feel the wind picking up