Just days after an EF-3 tornado ripped through Gaylord, a couple trapped in their vehicle posted a video of the twister heading right for them.

What Are the Details?

The couple, whose names have not yet been released, shot the video from their car as they drove near Gaylord, Michigan on Friday, May 20. Fearing for their safety, the couple pulled off to the side of the road as debris was hurled toward their vehicle.

You can hear palpable fear in the woman's voice as she fears the twister is going to hit them.

"It's coming right now. I don't know what to do," she exclaims. "Oh God. It's hitting us!"

Seconds later, flying debris flies toward the couples' car and they head for a car wash to take shelter.

"Oh my God, Hobby Lobby got hit," she exclaims as they emerge during the aftermath of the storm.

The EF-3 tornado touched down at about 3:45 pm, killing two people and injuring at least 40 others.

Federal Agents Survey Damage

As the town of about 4,200 residents begins to clean up after the tornado, federal agents have begun arriving in Gaylord to assess the damage.

Mark Peterson is the External Affairs Director with FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He says residents whose property was damaged should not wait to begin the cleanup process.

"We know that there are a number of volunteer agencies that here helping homeowners," Peterson says. "Also [don't wait to] file a claim with your insurance company."

 

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