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Union student’s reflections: ‘My experience in the tornado’

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--I was in the Feb. 5 tornado that hit Union University. Around 5:30 p.m., I was studying at Books-a-Million, planning on riding out the storm there. After a few phone calls from concerned friends, I decided to return to campus. The weather began to change. It was stormy but felt like just an ordinary, frustrating tornado drill. I was stressing that I wasn't going to get much studying accomplished.       About two minutes before the tornado hit, my roommate, Suzanne Short, who is also an RA (resident adviser), ran into our room and said, "Get in the tub, now!" My roommates and I headed to the bathroom, along with three girls from upstairs, and we got into the tub. Our ears started popping due to the pressure change. The lights went off. Hail was pounding our building. I was almost in the tub when the tornado hit.