Today we went to Wal-Mart and to the gas station before church. As we were pulling out of the gas station, I noticed a funnel cloud! This is what we saw.
We could tell the tornado was far to the north and headed northeast, away from us. But we were sitting in the parking lot of the gas station with our small children so I decided that we should probably head some place a little safer. We drove to church and parked and continued to watch the tornado as it got bigger. It looked like it was in the Rice area and near the house where we used to live. We found out later that Rice Intermediate School (brand new school) and the house where we used to live sustained severe damage. Luckily no one was hurt.
This is a picture that a friend sent me. It was taken from the Rice Bank.
We are very thankful that everyone is okay, but saddened by the damage done by this storm.