Running In the Wrong Direction
All day long we were watching the radar on our phones and computers. Sure enough, the storms starting forming all around the mid-south. Reports were coming in that Kentucky, Tennessee, and even Indiana were being hit. One large storm cell was heading right for us. The sky turned pitch black just as the tornado sirens in the hotel began to blare.
Now, I ordinarily don't do many dangerous things. I am NOT a big fan of getting hurt by flying tornado debris. But this was the first time I've ever had to evacuate during a job and all I thought about was capturing the moment. As everyone was running to get out from under the glass ceiling, I quickly grabbed my GoPro camera, mounted it on my tripod, and ran out to place it in the middle of the floor. I aimed it upwards thinking, "If this place gets torn apart I'll be really mad if I don't get some good footage of it."
Of course I would never wish something like that to actually happen. But I thought that if it did, it should be well documented. Fortunately, the strong storms passed right over us. We didn't even have any hail damage on the cars in the parking lot.