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They may want to also pay attention after seeing the incredible damage that was left behind when the same storm tore through parts of Alabama.
If for some people like our next guest to get up from their holiday dinners at the sound of tornado sirens.
Only to find -- location where they were seeking shelter.
Was the place with a tornado actually hit so joining us now by phone is Rick Cawley of Mobile, Alabama thank you for joining us -- But you're a hundred CNN some family around as well so you heard sirens you -- having a family dinner.
But you have to keep the family -- you went to the nearest shelter a local high school.
Turned out to not be the best call.
Well I work at the high school and we live across the street they're usually weathered the storm.
-- other coaches will go there and steak and you have put -- -- And that -- that did happen to be deployed so that it.
So -- all -- huddled in -- high school in this one building and what did you see and feel.
Well -- that man has no windows -- and that's -- concrete.
Outlook priests they expect the pressure drop you know a year or start popping -- You hear about just saying you don't know what it is early and there you go out.
So you went outside and saw what.
Pretty much everything.
-- the poor old classroom than.
Sheet metal buildings.
Or buildings things of that nature or were pretty much destroyed.
So there obviously was damage Jack to your area as it turns out later we found out power outages to the area.
And damage what -- your own home.
That we live about a 16200.
Yards away from.
-- significant damage -- we were very fortunate that not.
We don't have anything early to speak.
-- -- -- And somehow the power situation now in your area of mobile.
Well illustrated some areas of the school has our our house has power.
But obviously -- there's -- while still some of the streets were some people were were hit pretty hard I'm -- I've -- in the gulf or what else did he.
And so those folks right now living with friends and relatives or at shelters.
-- It felt pretty good community and everyone -- taking care of each other.
So -- like for you your.
You're having your dinner and this happens you come out of -- the school you you see that everything has changed in a matter of seconds.
How does that change the rest of your holiday celebration didn't give you a different perspective.
Well it does.
I have two little ones that operation you're -- most -- the month voted.
I shifted -- -- -- just give them but -- space and we have a but I am rundown how demonstrate that -- and we stayed there.
Throughout Europe but -- And did the children.
Grasp what was going on.
The three year old -- gets to it but seven month old right.
-- I would guess -- Well.
Very fortunate that you -- your family survived unfortunately mobile did suffer.
A lot of damage and -- still struggling with those power outages -- long way back for them Rick Cawley.
A live for us this morning by phone from Mobile, Alabama thank you.
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