Texas storms: 'I thought that lady was gonna die'
Beth Poledna walks through her garage Thursday in Cleburne, Texas, as she begins the cleanup process after a tornado hit the area.
May 17th, 2013
07:38 AM ET

Texas storms: 'I thought that lady was gonna die'

[Updated at 3:31 p.m. ET] Tina and Billy Clark saw the funnel cloud approaching and did what many of their neighbors did.

"We just ran and hid in the closet," Tina Clark told CNN after one of a swarm of tornadoes descended Wednesday night into their neighborhood in Hood County, some 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.

"I was holding the door shut," Billy Clark told CNN. "You could feel the pressure from inside the house. It was like pulling on the door a little bit. The whole house was shaking really bad. It felt like the house was getting ripped apart, but we couldn't see anything from inside the closet, so we didn't know what exactly was going on."

"You could just hear stuff hitting the house," his wife said.

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  1. Portland tony

    I guess it works.....

    May 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Waiting for the egg on the repub face

    This is going to be so damn funny when the pubs are once again embaras sed after this blows upin their face once again.

    May 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Hillary's chances for a presidential run just got blown to smitherines!!! If she is smart she will find somewhere to hide outside the United States when that federal marshal comes with a warrant for her arrest g concerning that act of treason she is involved in.

      May 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ hamsta give it a rest! Everyone is pretty sick of your bigoted remarks! And who said rodents were more american than anyone else! Maybe you should watch "hardball with Chris Mathews" for a change! Because as of now all youve done is spout suppositions, not facts on the latest "scandals!"

    May 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Fact: the state department willingly allowed 4 Americans to die, knowing beforehand that it was a preplanned terrorist attack, lied about it to the world with intention of political gain thus impeding the chance of an immediate investigation. Who was secretary of state in charge of this shenanigan? HILLARY CLINTON. Read Nixon's impeachment files, intentional deception for political gain is punishable with impeachment, abandoning U.S. citizens in a war zone is treason.

      May 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    So go lay down by your dish or spin on your wheel while the grown up people weed out the facts from fiction ok?

    May 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Fiction: I have shovel ready jobs. Stimulus will bring the economy back to life. Everyone will recieve free healthcare. This is the summer of recovery. The Tea Party is an extremist group. I have to clean up my predessescors mess.
      Fact: Obama has borrowed more money than all othrr presidents combined, the summer of recovery never happened, his shovel ready jobs don't exist. Someone ( maybe even Obama himself) ordered the IRS to intimidate his opposition. Obamacare will cause your insurance premium to increase more than 400% and puts a bureaucrat as a middle man between your doctor and insurance company using the corrupt and abusive IRS ( same director that was involved in the intimidation scandal no less) as an enforcer. Now what about Bengahzi? That's worse than all previous failures.

      May 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    And nice update @ cnn, but you took out all the original info. And you didnt mention that the 7 missing people have all been located.

    May 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    YOU wouldnt know the truth if it jumped up and bit you because you are so full of hatred! A total waste of oxygen is what you are!

    May 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Definition of a bigot: A person who is obstanatly or intolerably devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance! I would say @ hamsta, that describes you perfectly! So much so they should have your picture next to it in Websters, for a visual aid!

    May 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Oops meant obstinately

    May 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Heres some more FACTS for ya @ hamsta if you arent too obtuse too comprehend that is. FACT: the deficet has dropped 32% in the past 7 months. FACT: gwb startdd the initial bailout with the banks, the ONLY free money given out during the stimulus! And FACT: the biggest failure in government history was 9/11 which was funded by the missing 3 trillion dollars from the pentagon 3 days BEFORE 9/11! So now what?

    May 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      And you believe that chrissy? Someone sure lied to you, but hey that's what liberals do. And when you should be apoligizing to all conservatives for your bigoted hatred after the man you voted for has revealed the entire democratic party to be extortionists, liars, thieves and bigots you just come up with more lies. Yes you did directly cause the destruction of America when you voted democrat. It's on you and your liberal friends. I hope your guilty conscience haunts you the rest of your life.

      May 17, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    Just to prove my point chrissy go read a JFK speech to a modern college student, they will tell you a republican said that. Modern democrats are ultra left Marxist liberal socialist progressive brown shirt wearing Nazis.

    May 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    The figure quoted by Donald Rumsfeld in his press confrence on missing funds from Pentagon was exactly $2.3 trillion as per the report of the Inspector general. " A matter of life & death" he had said.
    This news would have blown the Bush admn away were it not for 9/11 attacks the very next day.

    May 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    On dec 20, 2001 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported " most of those killed in the 'plane crashing' into Pentagon were civilians, accountants, bookkeepers and analysts" also repoerted by South Coast Today.

    May 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    The missing funds story was covered in detail by CBS months later but fortunately for Bush Inc. and unfortunately for this nation was swept under the carpet.

    May 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    All this is on record. Rumsfeld remarks can even today be found on DOD website.

    May 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Thank you @ saywhat. And @ hamsta i will not apologize for voting my conscious! Romney would have destroyed us and YOU wouldve been paying far more in taxes than you do presently! As for your insurance costs, that is the insurance companies scamming the consumers! Dont you find it odd that the cost of a colonoscopy would be $3500 for someone WITHOUT insurance while $9000 WITH insurance? More regulations need to be in place for that and that was the POTUSs intent with AFFORDABLE healthcare for all. But Congress and their "special interest groups" put so much garbage and loopholes into that bill that it is now just a hot mess! But theyre sure getting their piece of the pie!

    May 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
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