Night of the Twisters By: Ivy Ruckman Storyboard by: Teresa Lewers
Dan and Arthur live in Grand Island, Neb. It's June 4th, 1980, and had just became nighttime. They are at Dan's house and are going into the basement because, the they tornado alarm began to sound. When they got down there the tornado was about to hit the house.
The boys go into the shower like Dan remembered to do. Arthur took the blanket from the bathroom counter and covered everyone (including himself) with it. They all stayed huddled together until it was safe to come out.
Outside the house, the tornado sucked it up. Dan said that it planted itself over the house. The strong tornado soon took away the whole top half of the home.
While they were in the shower, the water was starting to rise up into the shower and on the basement floor. The pipes had broken and the rain was causing it rise up to two or three feet. Though they couldn't do anything til the the tornado had past.
After the tornado had past, they come out and see the wreckage. The top part of the house was destroyed, meaning that they could see the up out the basement. Dan gave Ryan to Arthur and started to search to see if there was a way out, since the stairs were blocked off. Later, Stacy showed up and helped them out of the basement.