Jimmy posted this video of himself and his dogs hiking in the woods today when a tornado started bearing down on them. Luckily, he and Ruby and Tate made it out safely, but not without some bumps and bruises. Here’s exactly what Jimmy said about the experience via YouTube:
I was hiking a 7 mile trail when the sky began to darken. I took my earphones out and heard a siren alarming. I knew it was a tornado warning. I was still approximately 1-2 miles from my vehicle. The sky quickly turned black. The sound of trees cracking began and I realized it was hail falling from the black sky pounding everything underneath.
I panicked and began to run as fast as possible but I couldn’t outrun the storm. An amazing gust of wind blew so hard it was impossible to stand or run therefore I immediately took cover on the ground under a bush. My dogs Ruby and Tate instinctively crawled under me. It was like something out of a movie. I hovered over them like a dad would do. I laid there on top of them as they lay still. Hail beat the back of my head and my back and legs. Eventually I looked up at the sky to see if I could run and that’s when a golfball sized piece of hail hit me directly in the forehead.
I was seriously scared. My dogs were scared . I’d never been in this situation before.. We eventually got up and made a fast dash to the vehicle a half mile away. We were a muddy mess!
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