Tornado Rips through Washington, IN

By Kyle Inskeep

Published 11/17 2013 11:04PM

Updated 11/18 2013 10:15PM

Johnathon Alhert witnessed his first tornado Sunday.
He watched it form from the front porch of his house.

"We looked over to the left and it started forming. It was spiraling probably three or four blocks and it kind of just came over this way and came over right over the top of our house and took our garage and busted all the windows out upstairs," Alhert said.
The storm came in quick forcing him to move fast.

"Me and my brother ran through the house down to the basement glass was just flying everywhere," Alhert said. 

Just down the road, Denise Yancey took shelter in the basement of her home, holding tight to her five-year-old-daughter.

"What was going through your mind when you were down in that basement? Just to keep my daughter as close to me as possible to keep her covered up to keep her safe. I was just worried about her," Yancey said.

Yancey says the damage to her house is unthinkable.

"All the windows broken, these two walls ripped off. But we're all okay," Yancey said.

Just moments after the tornado touched down Denise made her way outside the home looking for her car.

She quickly realized that multiple trees had fallen on it.

"All this stuff can be replaced over time. And we've got it each other," Yancey said.

And that's more than enough.

"Somebody was watching over us today," Yancey said.

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