Halls weather the storm

Photo above by Lori Hall The Funnel cloud over Baker touched down and ripped through the area.
Photo above by Lori Hall
The Funnel cloud over Baker touched down and ripped through the area.

   Lori and Dave Hall gathered together at their front door around 6:50 p.m. the night of June 11.

By Sherry Vogel

They were concerned about the unusual cloud movements in full view of their south facing door. Lori said, “The cloud was rotating, then all of a sudden it dropped out of the sky. I had my phone in hand,” she continued, “so I was able to get three pictures.” Her eyes widened, “Suddenly the neighbor’s camper began to roll over and over. That’s when we took our dogs and headed for the bathroom!” Lori shared that she did not hear any loud noises as she had expected to. She said, “We knew we were in the tornado because you could just feel the pressure change.”

   After a few minutes, they both ventured out and were shocked to see all the damage. An interesting observance Lori and Dave made after the storm was there were four bags of garbage that Dave had put out by the dumpster earlier that day. After the storm, they found all four bags of garbage sitting unopened and untouched, while the entire dumpster had blown away.